On January 28th, StorageReview.com brought you a look at what turned out to be a real bang-for-the-buck CD-RW, Teac's CD-W512E. It impressed us with unheard of read speeds, adept overall performance, and no-frills pricing. Since then, Plextor's next-generation PX-W1610TA has surpassed the Teacin write performance. Only Ricoh's MP9120A, however, has kept pace with the CD-W512E in read performance.
Let's examine Teac's follow-up effort, the CD-W516EB. Featuring 16X writes, 40X reads and BURN-Proof technology, the CD-W516EB attempts to provide the best read and write performance combined in a single CD-RW.