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TEAC announces CD-W512E (12x10x32) CD-ReWriter without BURN-Proof

Manufacturer Announces Immediate Availability Of 12x10x32 High-Speed CD-Rewritable Drive

MONTEBELLO, Calif., Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- TEAC, a world leader in the manufacture of CD-ROM, DVD-ROM and CD-R/RW storage technology, today announces the shipping of its new 12x10x32 IDE-ATAPI CD-RW drive, an internal desktop PC peripheral used for the writing and rewriting of data and audio files onto CD-Recordable and CD-Rewritable media. The new 12x10x32 CD-RW represents the industry's fastest write and rewrite speeds and is part of a complete line-up of products that make TEAC the world's fourth largest producer of CD-RW drives.

The TEAC 12x10x32 CD-RW drive writes data or audio files at 12X (CD-R), rewrites at 10X (CD-RW) and can playback at 32X (CD-ROM) speeds, coinciding with the fastest CD-R and CD-RW media available today. Three times as fast as the industry's standard 4X drives, the 12x10x32 is capable of writing an entire 650MB CD-R in approximately 6 minutes, storing data and/or audio, including large presentations or graphics such as photos and home videos. The CD-RW drive can also be used to record mixed music CDs off the PC using downloaded WAV and MP3 files. The new drive delivers a digital extraction rate of 20x and provides a smooth, even flow of data supported by an impressive 4MB data buffer. In addition, the drive's 85ms average access time is the industry's fastest for CD-RWs, which provides for high-speed database searches. The 12x10x32 CD-RW also offers the lowest cost per megabyte and highest level of compatibility over any alternative storage solution.

"The release of a product like our 12x10x32 opens up new markets for TEAC that includes consumers looking for the fastest CD-RW performance," stated Les Luzar, division manager, TEAC America's Data Storage Products Division. "The higher speeds make it easier and more enjoyable to create and store data in less time than ever before."

The internal 12x10x32 CD-RW includes everything needed for easy installation via an IDE/ATAPI interface. The drive also comes with blank TEAC CD-R and CD-RW media, as well as an Adaptec software suite that includes Adaptec Easy CD Creator 4, Adaptec Direct CD, Adaptec CD Copier and Adaptec Jewel Case Creator.

The 12x10x32 CD-RW is available as a complete kit for Windows 95/98/NT and Windows 2000 Professional at an MSRP of $299.00. As with all of TEAC's Data Storage Products, the 12x10x32 CD-RW (CD-W512E) can be found at participating retailers throughout the country and is available to resellers and VARs through the company's network of authorized distributors. The new drive represents the latest edition of a long line of TEAC CD-R/RW drives and media, including the popular IDE 4x4x32 CD-RW drive, the external USB CD-RW drive and TEAC 80 minute extended capacity CD-R media.

TEAC Corporation, based in Tokyo, Japan, has been an innovator and worldwide leader in the development and manufacturing of audio, video and data recording technologies since 1953. 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, the largest subsidiary of TEAC Corporation, is a pioneer in both magnetic and optical recording technologies and 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. Information on these products can be found at

TEAC America, Inc is active in the development, sales and marketing of these removable storage products throughout the United States, Canada and Latin America, selling its products to leading PC system manufacturers, commercial and industrial distributors and computer retailers.

SOURCE: TEAC America, Inc

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