Today we post the first roundup of two upcoming 52x/24x/52x recorders from AOpen and SONY. The two drives may have the same specs but not the same performance... A quote from the introduction"...Many manufacturers currently ship 48X-recording solutions, while the next generation of 52X recorders make its appearance in the market. Users are wondering about the need of such high recording speeds, while its already hard enough to find high recording speed certified CD-R media. The writing quality and the wide media compatibility is probably one of the most important features of the upcoming 52X recorders. The adoption of US-RW (24X) format will please many users that use re-writeable media for their daily use. In this roundup, we (p-)review two 52X recorders from AOpen and Sony in our usual exhausting tests. How faster the 52X recording can be than the existing 48X recorders?..."
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