"...TDK's latest CyClone 241040 model is the fastest drive, at least according to its specifications. The 24x Zone-CLV writing speed is the fastest you can get nowadays, and can write a full 74min CD in 4mins. The drive's overall performance with CDR media was very good, even when using non-certified media. The drive's price (around 300$) might be an issue for the possible buyer but the retail package is pretty much full of goodies..."
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