Basically, there are two things TDK need to work on with this drive in the CD department; CPU Usage for CD reading and better acceptance for media using Mitsubishi and CMC Magnetics dye. These are the only letdown we found with the drive upon completion of benchmarks. Apart from these minor qualms, we found the drive to be a fast CD media reader and perform reasonably well when it comes to Digital Audio Extraction.
Another fine trait we found with the drive is its fast and consistent DVD read speed. This 52x Cyclone Combo will please you with its fast data transfer speed whenever a DVD media is inserted. Be it DVD movies, DVD recordable media or DVD-ROM, the drive should be able to take them on without much hiccups. Acoustically, the drive is amongst the quietest ultra-speed optical drive available for your PC. Selling for SGD$105 and currently the fastest combo drive, if what you need is an all-rounded CD-Writer that can read/write CDs at 52x and able to blaze through your cartload of DVDs, the decision is clear and right under your very nose.
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