Affordable High-Performance Drive Delivers Fastest Read Speed Available; Sleek 24X Portable Notebook CD-ROM Drive to Ship in December
MONTEBELLO, Calif., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- TEAC, a world leader in the manufacture of CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, and CD-R/RW storage technology, today announces it will ship the new 4X4X32 CD-Rewriteable Drive (CD-W54E). The 4X4X32 establishes TEAC as a top producer of CD-RW drives by combining professional write, rewrite and playback speeds with the solid reputation of the TEAC brand.
TEAC's latest 4X4X32 CD-RW drive both writes and rewrites at 600KB per second (4X) and reads at a 4.8MB per second (32X) data transfer rate. High performance speeds, coupled with a 85ms average access time and 2MB data buffer, makes the new CD-RW an extremely efficient and reliable device for creating, copying and backing up CDs. The 4X4X32 allows the user to create up to 650MB of data and the equivalent of 74 minutes of audio on CD-R media for permanent, affordable storage or on reusable CD-RW media for applications such as back up. In addition, the 4X4X32 boasts an MTBF (mean time between failure) of 100,000 POH (power on hours), proving its long-lasting performance and durability.
The 4X4X32 is available as a complete Windows 95/98 and NT compatible kit at an MSRP of $249.00. It includes everything needed for easy plug and play installation internally via the IDE/ATAPI interface. The drive also comes with blank CD-RW and CD-R media, as well as an Adaptec software suite that includes Adaptec Easy CD Creator 4, Adaptec Direct CD, Adaptec Take Two, Adaptec CD Copier Deluxe, Adaptec Jewel Case Creator and Liquid Audio.
Like all of TEAC's Data Storage Products, the 4X4X32 (CD-W54E) can be found at participating retailers throughout the country and is available to resellers and VARs through the company's network of authorized distributors.
TEAC also today announced the industry's lightest 24X Portable CD-ROM drive (CD-224PE) for subnotebook and notebook computers. The compact, 24X Portable drive not only offers users a high performance, independent CD-ROM drive, but also compliments the mobile convenience of a subnotebook computer with its sleek new design. The 24X Portable CD-ROM drive will begin shipping in December at an MSRP of $199.00.
"TEAC is driven to provide the latest storage solutions for a highly demanding and constantly changing community," stated Les Luzar, division manager, TEAC America's Data Storage Products Division. "Our CD-RW uses the most practical and compatible media for today's storage applications, while the stylish look and convenience of our 24X CD-ROM drive makes it easier than ever to add CD-ROM capabilities to a notebook or subnotebook."
Since 1953, TEAC Corporation has been an innovator and worldwide leader in the development and manufacturing of audio, video and data recording technologies. Its products are utilized in the computer data storage, consumer and professional audio and industrial video and instrumentation markets.
TEAC's Data Storage Products Division, a pioneer in both magnetic and optical recording technologies is well respected for manufacturing the most innovative, high performance CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-R/RW and floppy drives for both desktop and notebook computers.
TEAC data storage products are sold throughout the world and can be found in more personal computers than any other brand. The company sells its products to leading PC system manufacturers, commercial and industrial distributors, and computer retail and mail order companies.
TEAC America, Inc. is active in the development, sales and marketing of these removable storage products throughout the United States, Canada and Latin America.
SOURCE: TEAC America, Inc.