cd rom drive

Hi. I have a hp 8200i cdr-w drive. I am getting a new cdrom drive that supports digital audio extrcaction. My two choices {bought both, returning one] are a digital research 40x that tested 475/409 8x speed on the data transfer test.audio extraction was 2x 480kb
The other is a i/o magic 56x. tested 740/409 data. 7x 1206kb audio
Both are basically same price. does it matter that the rewritable drive only writes  at 4x and the cdrom transfers at 7x?
any opinions on either of these drives.    thanks
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j2Commented:
Both these drives uses Panasonic / Matshita drive mechanisms, they are really the same drive. (as you can see they both have a 407 average transfer (which i assume those figures are))

The only CDroms that 'sticks out from the crowd' are the Plextor ones i think (personal opinion here)

And no, aslong as the CDRom is faster then the CD-R it doesnt matter, even tho a ration of atleast 2:1 is recommended. But 7:4 should be ok.
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