In february Plextor launched the first DVD burner with 18x speed and several manufacturers are expected to follow. Lite-On is not one of them, it has bigger plans than that and is currently working on an even faster burner that will arrive during the fourth quarter, 2006. The burner will be able to burn DVD media at a whopping 20x speed and will in that way have the upper hand on the competition as most seem to be going for 18x models. How much of a practical difference there will be between 18x and 20x is hard to say, especially as theory and practics seldom go and in hand. But in theory a 20x burner will be able to fill a single-layer DVD disc at about 3 min, which is quite impressive. Those who are still looking to rely on the DVD format these are truly interesting news.

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