have just posted up a review of the new Iomega 40x12x40x CD-Writer. Here is a quote:

    "One thing we always like about this drive is the consistency in ripping digital audio. We can do the above test another 10 times and it will give the same ripping speed (+-0.5x) . Our experience with other drives didn't show the same in this test, you can do the test 10 times, and 2 or 3 times out of that you get a speed that is slower than the rest. It is this consistency that make Plextor's drive well known for its audio recording capability. And it is nice to know that this Iomega drive has the same traits except at a much lower price."