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What is Speed notation?
Published  07/2/2011 | Computer Encyclopedia Page 2 | Unrated
What is Speed notation?
The original “X” that is used to denote reading and writing speeds in optical drives of all types refers to the speed of the first drive of that type. So a 52X CD drive can read or write data 52 times faster than the original CD drive, which means at about 150 x 52, or 7800, Kilobytes per second. The notation seen on optical drives refers to the speeds during different operations. For example, a CD-Writer with the 52X24X40X notation can read CDs at 52X, erase CDs at 24X, and write CDs at 40X.
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