After extensive testing of this drive, I must say that it is a worthy successor to the 7502. Taking less than 10 minutes to finish a 650 MB disc, this drive is definitely a screamer. I guess we should see a new speed race with various manufacturers competing to bring out the fastest CD-R drives to the market.
However, the drive does not support CD-ReWriteable, a feature that is becoming more and more popular. Currently, this drive retails for about S$479 (in Singapore of course!), a very competitive price.
The inclusion of the Adaptec 2906 PCI SCSI card is an additional sweet spot for people who do not have a SCSI card in their system. I certainly would recommend this drive if you are shopping around for one.
Not serious DAE tests..Again..How many times we have to repeat that we are not testing just the ripping speed but also the ripping quality ?..