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What is the meaning for 24x or 4x drive speed?
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The normal speed of a CD is the speed of an audio CD. 24x means that the rotation if this CD-Rom drive is 24 times faster than of an normal audio-drive. An audio-drive reads about 150KB/s. So a 24X drive can read up to 3600KB/s. But this is the optimal case. Normaly the transfer speed is lower. This depnds on the condition of the CD, the transfer speed between drive and CPU, ...
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