Gotapex heeft een review gemaakt van de 12X FasTachDVD DRDVD1240 van het niet erg bekende Digital Research. Deze DVD-ROM drive leest DVD's op 12X en CD-ROM's op 40X. De FasTachDVD is met z'n $99 bedoeld als budgetdrive, en is qua prestaties zeker niet duur:
This is not a bad little drive. Granted, it isn't a speed demon, but performs well enough for average day to day tasks. I wouldn't rip music with it, but that wasn't it's purpose. I basically wanted a cheap drive that didn't suck and I think Digital Research has managed that here. Considering other generic brand 12x drives can cost $120 bucks or more and don't perform as well, I'd say the DRDVD1240 is more than adequate for most folks.
Decent CD-ROM performance
Digital Audio Output - May not be on all models
Lousy, though consistent DAE performance
No RAW Read abilities, not compatible with CloneCD
Digital Research has done pretty well with this drive. Average users, folks without DVD players, heck, most folks would get along just fine with this drive. People hoping for a drive to use along side a CD-RW might want to look towards the Pioneer. Unless they have a Plextor, of course!