Het volk van Guru3D heeft een review gemaakt van de Toshiba DVD-ROM SD-M1402 12x/40x. Hoewel er staat dat de DVD-speler op 40x gewone CD'tjes leest, blijkt dit gemiddeld slechts 9,81X te zijn (een 36X CD-ROM haalde gemiddeld 14,97X). De random seek time ligt op 59ms en de spin up time is 6,17sec. Hieronder de conclusie:
If you are into watching DVD's at your computer and donít want to spend a lot of mullah than this drive is for you. I donít know how a more expensive drive could be any better. I noticed no long loading times and really see no point in wishing I had bought a faster drive. I have seen 16x drives out on the market but I donít see why anyone would need them. This drive is fast and it is a lot cheaper than some of the drives I have seen for sale. Overall this Toshiba 12x DVD-ROM 40x CD-ROM for 99$ is an excellent deal. Crystal clear DVD movies that load as fast as you want them to and all for 99$, I donít think you can beat it.
Even though in my tests the drive never reached its full potential, it is still a fast drive, and I am glad I made this purchase.