First 40-fold burner announced
As soon as the first 32x CD/RW drives are on the market, the first 40x burners from various manufacturers have already been announced. Mathematically, a CD would be burned in exactly 2 minutes, but that's pure theory.
Since the drives only If you switch to full speed on the outer tracks of the CD, the burning times will only decrease a little. TDK has announced the AI401040 for April and several external 24- and 32-fold burners with Firewire (IEEE 1394) and USB 2.0 interface. Yesterday, Plextor also announced a 40-fold burner for mid-February that should write CD/RWs at 12-fold speed. The PlexWriter 40/12/40A is equipped with a 4 MB buffer and has Burn-Proof and PowerRec II technology, costing € 255. The third in the group is CenDyne, hardly known to us, who have announced the 'Lightning III', a 40x12x48x CD/RW burner for February 15th, the launch price is 199, - US dollars.