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The First Laser labeling CD-RW: The
Yamaha CRW-F1 is the very first CD-RW recorder to offer
the revolutionary DiscT@2TM Laser Labeling System, which
allows graphics and text to be burnt onto CD-R disc, eliminating
the need for labels. You can put graphics, such as signatures,
logos, memorandums, and photo images onto CD-R's unused
area after data writing. More
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By Raymond, WebTechGeek.com - If you're considering
buying a CD-ROM recorder or re-writable , but you're a lettle
confused about the difference. The CD-ROM recording technology
changes quickly, and it's very easy to get a lettle confused.
The CD-Recorder (also called CD burner or CD writer, CD-R
drive, ) can record (write, burn) to one blank CD-Recordable
disc at a time. The CDR disc can be burned or recorded on
to only once, although with the proper settings in multi-session
supported software, you can add to the disc in more than
one recording session until it is full. This is called "multi-session"
recording. The disc cannot be erased and used again.
CD-RW ReWritable drives: The CD-RW make
it possible to erase on the disc what you have previously
recorded and re-record again over the top of it (about
1,000 times). How many times you can do this depends on
the specifications of the CD-RW discs being used. Some
discs claim that you can erase and rewrite up to about
1,000 times! However, you must use Re-Writable media (CD-RW)
which is different than the standard CD recording media
Both CD-R and CD-RW discs will hold up to
650 MB of data or 74 minutes of audio, although we now
have CD-R discs that will hold up to 700+ MB of data and
80 minutes of audio. The length of time it takes to record
(write) a disc depends on how much data or how many minutes
of audio you have and the speed of your CD recorder or
re-writable. If, for example, you have a full 650 MB of
data or 74 minutes of audio, at single speed it would
take 74 minutes to record. The 2X CD recorder (recording
at double speed - my first CD recorder), it would take
about 37 minutes to record. If you have a 4X recorder
(recording at quadruple speed), it would take about 18.
minutes. Some of the recording software (also called premastering
software - test burn) have a feature that allows you to
verify the data you have written against your source file
(disc from which you are recording), and that will take
a lot longer.
Note: Not all the older CD-ROM drives
and CD players can read CD-RW (re-writable) disc. Some
of the really old CD Players can't read or play CDR or
CDRW disc. Newer models those made in 1999 or later are
more likely to read re-writable media, but they must support
what is called the "MultiRead standard." There
is a MultiRead logo which can be found on the packaging
or on the CD-ROM drive itself which indicates that the
CD-ROM can read all existing formats. Most new CD-ROM
drives and CD players manufactured at this time can read
and play CD-R and CD-RW discs.
own gadget CD changer: Here's how to building
a gadget that changes the CDs your CD tray. This is a
how to page on how to build yourself a home make gadget
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is the next big tech toy in recordable storage. There
are several new drives on the market, buyers should be
cautious many manufacturers have not deciding on one standard
for all drives to support. So , buying a new DVD recordable
drive is a little risky, as you don't want to get stuck
with a format that isn't widely accepted. But if your
like me and you just can't wait to get your hands on a
DVD recordable drive, here are a few excellent choices
that also function as CD-R/RW drives and 8X DVD-ROM drives.
Check out the new DVD
- CD-RW drives.
The Top Two Burners:
The top two favorite CD-RW burners are the;-
New - Plextor
PlexWriterT 40/12/40A IDE, price about $100
USD - with Burn-Proof.
New - TDK VeloCD CDRW
24/10/40 IDE, Price about $100. with Burn-Proof. About
4 minutes to burn a CDR.
Both TDK and Plextor hold the top spot for
CDR Burners! Both are vary reliable and have a good CDR
burning software package included. You should watch for
sales to help you make your choice. Remember to come back
to WebTechGeek.com for more How~2s.
40/12/40A: PLEXTOR ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF
PLEXWRITER 40/12/40A CD-RW OPTICAL DISK DRIVE: Plextor
Corp., a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance
CD-related equipment and software, announced the immediate
release of the PlexWriter 40/12/40A CD-RW optical disk
drive. See review here!
New TDK VeloCD
ReWriter 24X/10X/40X: Price about $290. With
40X ripping and 24X writing, the new veloCD burner is
so fast it may be the only drive you need. For CD-to-CD-R
recording, it's a one-drive alternative that's better
sounding and takes less than half the time of most two-drive
setups. TDK smashes the speed barrier with its new 24/10/40
veloCD ReWriter. The VeloCD ReWirter burn's a full CD
in 4 minutes with 24X writing and rip a 3-minute audio
track in 5 seconds with 40X digital audio extraction.
More info below!
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Density CD Format: Sony Establishes Double Density
CD-ROM/-R/-RW Formats; Conventional CD technologies utilized
to realize 1.3GB capacity. Sony Corporation announced
plans to develop a "Double Density CD-ROM/-R/-RW
(tentative name)" with 1.3GB data capacity. The Double
Density CD formats are designed to provide a natural migration
path for both consumers and manufacturers alike, as the
new formats offer a low-cost solution to high capacity
discs that inherit the basic specifications of the CD
This allows manufacturers to utilize their
current CD technologies and production facilities to manufacture
Double Density CDs. Double Density CD formats' high capacity
is realized by a few simple modifications to the CD formats.
To increase data density, track-pitch and minimum pit
length are miniaturized to increase the data capacity
from 650MB to 1.3GB.
New Sanyo CRD-BP1500P 24X20X16 CDR-W:
We all knew Sanyo as the leader in the CD recording
area, since it shipped first, the fastest CDR-W drives
in the planet. Back in 2000 that was about to change.
Yamaha released the first 16x (even partial CAV) recorder
and Sanyo's (real) 16x CLV recorder followed after several
months. Burning 650mb at 3:51mins is something you have
to see with your own eyes to believe. More information
New LightSpeed CRW2200 20X10X40X
Rewritable CD Recorders, YAMAHA'S NEW LIGHTSPEED FAMILY
OF CD-RWS RECORDERS DELIVERS 20X WRITE/10X REWRITE/40X
READ/40X AUDIO RIPPING: More information below.
Ricoh MP9120A CD-R/RW and DVD-ROM drive(ATAPI
Interface) : Ricoh has a new CD~RW DVD ROM Price $250.
Four in one drive, MP9120A 12X/10X/32X/8X CD-RW/DVD-ROM.
Pros: A good drive if you don't have room for a
DVD ROM and a CD~RW ROM. Cons: No Burn-Proof! More
Yamaha CRW2100EZ $ 270 IDE, internal,
16X/10X/40X, 8MB buffer, CD-mastering and packet-writing
software. If you're looking for the fastest CD-R write,
this drive is for you. , but if your looking for a good
all around performer, look elsewhere. Cons: No Burn-Proof!
BURN-Proof, NO MORE CD COASTERS:
It's the biggest breakthrough in CD burners ever. The
New Plextor PlexWriter, and the TDK VeloCD CDRW Drive,
lets you burn while running multiple applications. With
BURN-Proof write assurance technology, buffer underrun
errors are eliminated. You're free to burn CDs while you
surf the web, download music, print a document. With BURN-Proof,
you're assured of perfect CDs every time....no failed
sessions....no CD coasters. By WebTechGeek.com! Related
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The Latest Burning
PLEXTOR ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF PLEXWRITER
40/12/40A CD-RW OPTICAL DISK DRIVE: Plextor Corp.,
a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance
CD-related equipment and software, announced the immediate
release of the PlexWriter 40/12/40A CD-RW optical disk
The internal drive delivers industry leading
performance with 40X CD-Recording, 12X CD-ReWriting, and
40X-max Read speeds, making it the fastest CD- RW drive
available on the market today. Recording at 40X speed,
the new drive is capable of burning a 650 MB disc in just
over three minutes while maintaining the highest quality
and stability. More here!
Copy protection on new audio CD excludes
Macs totally: (maccentral.com) Universal Music Group
has employed a controversial copy protection scheme on
a new audio CD this week. Designed to prevent the music
on the CD from being pirated, it also excludes the disc
from being played at all on Macs, DVD players, and CD-compatible
video game consoles.
The company this week released a new soundtrack CD called
"Fast & Furious -- More Music." It's the
first CD to be released in the United States with special
copy protection features designed to prevent the music
on the disc from being duplicated on another CD or ripped
to a PC's hard drive in MP3 format.
Universal Music Group -- one of the biggest publishers
of music in the world -- said that it plans to employ
copy-protection on all of its CDs by the middle of next
year. It also plans to refund sales of the "Fast
& Furious -- More Music" to retailers who are
confronted by disgruntled consumers who don't read a warning
sticker on the case advising them of the copy protection.
Of course, individual retailers and music store chains
are left to decide how they'll deal with the problem --
despite Universal's willingness to take back the discs,
many retailers employ a no return policy once the CD's
wrapper is off.
While this is one of the first publicized efforts at
copy-protecting audio CDs from a major American music
publisher, it's not the first time it's been done. In
addition to a few select incidents involving other domestic
music releases, millions of copy-protected CDs have already
been published in Europe.
Those efforts haven't gone without legal challenges from
consumer advocacy groups. Various technical problems have
also tarnished the public relations images of the companies
in question -- in some cases, these copy protection schemes
render the discs unplayable even on certain brands of
regular, run-of-the-mill CD audio players.
Some at major labels and at the Recording Industry Association
of America (news - web sites) (RIAA) say that the industry
is left with no choice but to employ copy protection on
their new works, thanks to the proliferation of MP3 players,
easy to use CD mastering software and disc burners, which
are now standard issue on many PCs. Even Apple has emphasized
in recent ad campaigns how easy it is to use its systems
to make mix discs or to use MP3 players -- although its
new iPod television ad specifically advises viewers not
to steal music.
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to look for in CD-R/CD-RW Drives Tips!
1. Interface Interface makes a big difference.
SCSI drives, though fastest, are more difficult to install
and require a SCSI card that may or may not come with
the drive. EIDE drives are next in line, and parallel
and USB interface drives fall way behind.
2. Data access If you plan to access stored
data frequently, choose the fastest drive you can find.
Look for low numbers in average access time and high numbers
in throughput. We recommend a average access time of 250
milliseconds or lower, and a data throughput of at least
3. Media Buy discs in bulk to cut down on
long-term costs. If you're not worried about being able
to record over data, use cheaper CD-R discs. Remember
to come back to WebTechGeek.con for more computer help
Burning Tips: Users Installing more
than one CD mastering suite on a computer is like asking
for conflict and trouble, so before you burn, turn off
all programs running in the background -- screen savers,
antivirus programs, everything. Most CD-ROM/RWs currently
on the market have firmware updates available that add
features and improve performance. Good CD mastering software
is frequently updated with support for new CD-RWs (and
their features) and bug fixes to the mastering software
itself. If you suspect a bug in your mastering software,
check the manufacturer's website for an update. Remember
to come back to WebTechGeek.com for more computer help
It is recommended that the hard drive and
CD-RW be on separate IDE buses -- an SCSI based CD-RW
is not affected by multiple devices on the SCSI "chain".
ATAPI/E-IDE devices connected to the same bus (same cable)
cannot interlace their data transfers. This means only
one device can send or receive information at a time.
In contrast, SCSI devices are able to overlap their commands
with other SCSI devices without interfering with each
Underrun Errors - How NOT to waste CDR:s
This is one of the most common error's you will see.
And is caused when the CDR's buffer does not receive data
fast enough from the source to maintain a steady uninterrupted
burn. If the Buffer's resources become to low, the burn
will fail. When burning CDRs it is critical that the data-stream
from the hard drive to the CD-writer is as continuous
as possible. The CD-writer has an internal memory buffer
to compensate for small gaps, but if your hard drive or
your CPU is interrupted for to long, the CD-writer will
run out of data. Because the CD-writer cannot wait, this
will cause gaps, audio noise, skips, chirps, etc., or
in the worst case, it will ruin the entire disc. Buffer
Underrun errors are one of the big problem for CD burners.
The source of the problem: Windows is a multitasking
operation system, meaning it can run many programs simultaneously.
The CPU, however, can only do one thing at a time. To
solve this problem, Windows divides the CPU-time into
small slices and gives each running program a short period
of time to execute, before the CPU is handed over to the
next program. The more programs you run, the smaller each
time-slice gets. If the slices are to small, there may
not be enough time for the burning software to fill the
buffer on the CD writer.
Just like the CPU, the hard drive cannot read everything
at the same time. If, for example, some antivirus software
or a screensaver starts in the middle of your cd-burning-session,
the hard drive may get occupied with other things and
stop reading CD-data.
What can you do to prevent those "buffer underrun
errors"? There are a few things you should always
do before burning CDRs:
1. Buy a newer CDR-ROM burn drive with BURN-Proof : NO
MORE CD COASTERS: It's the biggest breakthrough in CD
burners ever. The New Plextor PlexWriter, and the TDK
VeloCD CDRW Drive, lets you burn while running multiple
applications. With BURN-Proof write assurance technology,
buffer underrun errors are eliminated.
2. Try to reboot the computer before you begin to make
sure the operating system is completely stable (especially
after running a few games). And don't use you computer
until the CD burning has finished.
3. Stop or terminate all unnecessary programs except
the CD burning software. This may not be as easy as it
sounds, Some programs are invisible even from the CTRL+ALT+DEL
4. Increasing the priority of the CD-burning software. You
may have to try a few different settings before you find
the optimal priority for your system.
5. Remember to always cache to hard drive before burning.
This is usually an option in your burning software, use
the largest cache passable.
No more CD coasters! This may not be the final solution
for all systems, but it will save you some time and money!
Do you have too many coasters, here's
what to do with them.
DMA: Users writing to CD-R at high
speeds, knowing the Direct Memory Access setting is an
important detail that's not always obvious. For example:
Ricoh doesn't specify in the MP7120A's documentation that
DMA should be turned on and that the drive won't write
data on the fly at 12X with DMA disabled. DMA allows an
IDE drive to read data from main memory without involving
the CPU. Typically this means you can reduce CPU usage
from, 50 percent to 5 percent while writing at 12X. Buffer
underruns due to Windows reading data from another drive
are far less likely when the CPU has more spare cycles
to perform those chores. Remember to come back to WebTechGeek.com
for more How~2's.
Unless your drive's documentation specifies
that DMA should be off, turn it on. Go to Control Panel,
double-click on System, click on Device Manager tab, and
then open the CD-ROM tree. Click on the name of your CD
drive, click the Properties button, and then click the
Settings tab. Enable DMA on all hard drives, CD-ROMs,
and CD-RWs. This lowers CPU usage and can increase overall
performance of the system. Most ATAPI/E-IDE CD-RWs require
that the host system's hard drive(s) have DMA enabled
in order to perform reliably at the top-rated burning
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First Laser labeling CD-RW 44X/24X/44X:
The Yamaha CRW-F1 is the very first CD-RW recorder to
offer the revolutionary DiscT@2TM Laser Labeling System,
which allows graphics and text to be burnt onto CD-R disc,
eliminating the need for labels. You can put graphics,
such as signatures, logos, memorandums, and photo images
onto CD-R's unused area after data writing.
The CRW-F1 recorder has an "Advanced Audio
Master Quality Recording" mode for writing audio
CDs and Data CDs, with less digital noise or jitter. This
unique feature enables recording music CDs at quality
levels master discs are professionally prepared. In addition
to the sound quality enhancement, the mode extends the
life of important data on media. "Advanced Audio
Master Quality Recording" supports 1x and 8x writing
speed in addition to the original 4x writing speed. Digital
noise or jitter deteriorates the bit's edge that naturally
occurs over time.
When "Advanced Audio Master Quality Recording"
mode is enabled, the system widens the lands and the pits,
significantly reducing jitter created during CD-R recording.
The CRW-F1 supports up to 870MB and can record a maximum
of 79 minutes music data with the "Advanced Audio
Master Quality Recording" mode.
The CRW-F1 is the first CD-RW recorder to offer
the revolutionary DiscT@2TM Laser Labeling System, which
allows graphics and text to be burnt onto CD-R disc, eliminating
the need for labels. Customers can put graphics, such
as signatures, logos, memorandums, and photo images onto
CD-R's unused area after data writing. This unique feature
will certainly enhance the CD-R recording experience for
To develop the CRW-F1 recorder, Yamaha adopted
the Full CAV method for CD-R writing as well as CD-RW
rewriting to ensure high-quality recording even at high
speeds. In the Full CAV (Constant Angular Velocity) writing/rewriting
mode, CRW-F1 maintains a constant disc rotation speed
from start to end. By removing any fluctuation in the
disc rotation speed, unwanted vibrations which may affect
the writing quality are eliminated, thanks to Yamaha's
newly developed traverse mechanism with dynamic damper.
The new CRW-F1 recorder features a 2'42" recording
time for Full 80-minute CD-R discs (at Full CAV speeds
of 44x) along with up to 24x in CD-RW rewriting. Reading
speed and digital audio extraction speed reaches 44x,
while delivering maximum quality and compatibility.
Yamaha's original technology - SafeBurn(TM) -
features three resources to prevent writing errors that
waste time and media. An 8MB memory buffer creates enough
space to keep data from backing up when transferring at
high speeds, Buffer Underrun Protection works to prevent
data transfer interruption, and disc capabilities are
automatically checked before writing begins in order to
select the optimum writing speed and improve reliability.
OS: Windows 95 (OSR2 or latter) / Windows 98,
Windows 98 Second Edition / Me, Windows 2000/ XP. CPU:
PentiumII 300MHz or faster. RAM: 64MB (Windows XP: 128MB).
Interface: E-IDE / ATAPI.
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PlexWriter 40X/12X/40XA includes several new features
designed to increase recording quality. For the first
time ever, the PlexWriter drive features a black CD-holder
tray, which Plextor lab tests found reduces C1 error rates.
Optimized PCB circuits near the power supply help decrease
noise and provide clean power to the drive, improving
both jitter and deviation levels. A new diagnostic function
empowers users by helping them determine whether write
errors are caused by the drive, the media, or the system.
The internal drive delivers industry leading performance
with 40X CD-Recording, 12X CD-ReWriting, and 40X-max Read
speeds, making it the fastest CD- RW drive available on
the market today. Recording at 40X speed, the new drive
is capable of burning a 650 MB disc in just over three
minutes while maintaining the highest quality and stability.
"Achieving high-quality 40X recording speeds is
a significant milestone, proving that Plextor continues
to lead the market in performance and reliability,"
said Howard Wing, vice president of sales and marketing
for Plextor. "We have also developed a host of exciting
new features that debut with this new PlexWriter drive
making the recording process more reliable. We know that
many users will appreciate the Hi Speed CD-ReWrite speed
of 12X making the Plextor 40/12/40A ideal for backup data
BURN-Proof and PoweRec-II Technologies Ensure High-Quality
The PlexWriter 40/12/40A features the most advanced design
and engineering, including innovative BURN-Proof technology,
for maximum reliability. Using a slow source drive or
attempting to perform multiple tasks while recording a
CD can lead to buffer underrun errors that render the
disc unusable. BURN-Proof technology prevents buffer underrun
errors, so end-users can multi-task by sending email or
surfing the Web while recording a high-quality CD.
The PlexWriter 40/12/40A also features PoweRec-II technology,
a sophisticated media-writing strategy that guarantees
recording results across a broad base of certified media.
A unique feature calibrates the drive to each media disc
to ensure the highest quality write operation using Zone-CLV
servo positioning. This process produces the highest quality
written disc possible.
PlexWriter 40/12/40A CD-RW Drive
The versatile 3-in-1 PlexWriter 40/12/40A drive lets
users write, rewrite, and read compact discs at a wide
variety of speeds. The internal drive connects via E-IDE
(ATAPI) to any desktop computer (PC or Mac), making installation
faster and easier than ever before. The new PlexWriter
is Plug & Play compatible with Windows® 98/ME/2000/XP.
The drive features a 4MB data buffer and Digital Audio
Extraction rates to a maximum of 40X. Burst data transfer
rates are 16.6 MB/sec (PIO Mode 4/DMA Mode 2) or 33.3
MB/sec (UDMA Mode 2). The drive also supports a wide variety
of writing modes, including Track-at-Once, Disc-at-Once,
Session-at-Once, Multisession, and variable/fixed packet
Plextor Software Bundle
The PlexWriter 40/12/40A ships with Roxio's Easy CD Creator
and Direct CD, version 5.1. Also included are Plextor
Manager 2000, Plextor Liquid Player+, a music player for
streaming, downloading, and playing audio files, and a
trial version of Stomp Click'N Design 3d, a CD labeling
Pricing and Availability
The internal PlexWriter 40/12/40A CD-RW drive with E-IDE
(ATAPI) interface is scheduled for shipment to distributors
and resellers immediately. The Manufacturer's Suggested
Retail Price (MSRP) is $209 US. All retail packages include
unlimited toll-free technical support and one-year full
PlexWriter 24X/10X/40A: Price about $150. The
new internal drive with E-IDE interface, features 24X
CD-Write, 10X CD-Rewrite, and 40X-max CD-Read, making
it one of the fastest CD-RW drives available on the market
today. The versatile PlexWriter 24/10/40A CD-RW drive
lets users write, rewrite, and read compact discs at a
variety of speeds, including 24X CD-recording, 10X CD-rewriting,
and 40X max CD-playback. With a data buffer capacity of
4 MB, average random access time is a very fast 140ms.
Burst transfer rates are 33 MB/sec (Ultra DMA Mode 2)
and 16.6 MB/sec (PIO Mode 4/DMA Mode 2).
The internal drive features an E-IDE (ATAPI-4)
interface and is Windows 95/98/2000/NT/ME Plug & Play
compatible (and now Windows XP Ready), making installation
faster and easier than ever before, and enabling end-users
to begin copying and sharing files with drag-and-drop
simplicity within minutes of opening the box. The drive
supports a wide variety of writing modes, including Track-at-Once,
Disc-at-Once, Session-at-Once, Multisession, and variable/fixed
The PlexWriter 24/10/40A also features BURN-Proof
(buffer underrun-proof) technology, which ensures fault-tolerant
CD burning. BURN-Proof prevents errors from occurring
when data flow to the drive is interrupted during the
recording process due to slow source-drive performance,
PC configuration problems, or other active applications.
By allowing users to surf the Web, download files, and
utilize other applications while a CD records in the background,
this error-reducing technology makes CD-recording more
practical than ever before.
Plextor's 24/10/40A CD-RW drive also features a highly
sophisticated algorithm that checks the quality of the
media at each stage of its Z-CLV write process. Once a
zone has been reached, the drive will optimize its laser
power to begin writing at the highest speed possible,
while maintaining superb write quality. A feedback mechanism,
controlled by firmware, monitors the results of the write
process for conformity.
BURN-Proof Technology: STOP Buffer Underruns with the
new BURN-Proof technology in the Plextor CD-Recorders.
One of the biggest problems encountered in recording CDs
is when media become unusable during recording, something
referred to as "buffer underrun". Such Buffer
Underruns occur when the PC cant deliver data fast
enough while recording.
This can be caused by a too-slow PC, Multitasking, network
or interface problems, etc. When the CD Recorder starts
recording, the status of the buffer is constantly checked.
Shortly before a buffer underrun might occur (typically
when the buffer falls below 10% of its maximum capacity),
the CD Recorder will stop recording as of a specific location
on the CD.
The CD Recorder continues attempting to receive data from
the PC and to refill the buffer. In the meantime, the
BURN-Proof circuit determines where the last successful
sector is written. Using the location of the last successful
sector, the BURN-Proof circuit will position the Optical
Pickup. As soon as the buffer has been refilled, the CD
Recorder will start recording again.
PoweRec-II technology combined with BURN-Proof reliability
puts the PlexWriter 24/10/40A several generations ahead
of other CD-RW drives," said Howard Wing, vice president
of sales and marketing for Plextor. "The Zone-CLV
servo positioning actually increases recording speeds
by approximately 25 percent, while guaranteeing that recorded
discs can be read back later on any drive. We don't believe
that our customers should have to sacrifice excellent
recording quality for faster recording speed - or vise-versa
- so the new PlexWriter 24/10/40A delivers on both speed
Writing Modes Track at once: Session at once, Disc at
once, Multisession, Packet writing.
Performance: Data Transfer Rate -
- Burst (UDMA/33) 33MB/s
-- Write 24X: 3600KB/s Z-CLV: 20X: 3000KB/s
Z-CLV, 16X: 2400KB/s CLV, 12X: 1800KB/s CLV, 4X: 600KB/s
CLV, 1X: 150KB/s CLV.
-- ReWrite 10X: 1500KB/s CLV, 4X: 600KB/s CLV.
-- Read 17X-40X: 2.6-6.0 MB/s CAV, 14X-32X: 2.1-4.8 MB/s
CAV, 8X: 1200KB/s CLV, 4X: 600KB/s CLV.
Reliability: MTBF 60.000 POH (15% duty cycle), Tray Loading
Eject 100.000 times, Warranty 2 year On-Site. Collect&Return
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