Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- TEAC, a world leader in the
manufacture of CD-ROM, CD-Recordable and removable storage
technology, today announces it is shipping the company's new 8X24
CD-Recordable Drive (CD-R). The 8X24 SCSI-2 device establishes a
new level of performance and reliability as the fastest
CD-Recorder on the market, ready for a new era of data-rich
opportunities and applications.
TEAC's latest 8X24 CD-R records at
1,200KBps (8X), giving the professional user the fastest
performance for the most demanding applications. The level of
speed, complimented by the recorder's SCSI-2 interface, allows the
user to create up to 650MB of data and the equivalent of 74
minutes of audio. In addition, the drive transfers audio from one
disc to another at an audio extraction rate of 12X. The 8X24
mirrors today's high performance CD-ROM drives by delivering 150ms
average access time and reading data at 3.6MBps (24X).
"TEAC is excited to offer
this addition to our CD-R family, which is the fastest and most
affordable of its kind," stated Les Luzar, division manager,
TEAC's Data Storage Products Division. "We strive to give
everyone, from the professional to the beginner, the ability to
burn custom data and audio CDs with the latest CD-R technology."
The new 8X24 is available as
either an internal plug and play model or an external unit that
allows simple connection and portability from one computer to the
other. Both models come in a complete kit, including everything
needed to easily install and run the drive, including an Adaptec
bus master PCI SCSI host adapter bundled with a collection of
Adaptec® software. The bundle consisting of Adaptec Direct CD(TM),
Adaptec Easy CD Creator(TM), Adaptec CD Copier Deluxe(TM) and MGI
Photo Suite software for Windows 95/98 and Windows NT gives the
user a familiar and easy way to drag and drop data, create custom
CDs and make backup copies.
"TEAC is addressing today's
growing need for faster, high quality CD-Recordable drives,"
stated Scott Elrich, product development/marketing manager of the
Data Storage Products Division. "With products like the 8X24,
TEAC is providing for the advent of MP3 and other emerging
technologies which benefit from high speed CD recording devices."
Both the 8X24 CD-R internal model
CD-R58S and external model CD-RE58S are shipping now with an MSRP
of $449 and $549, respectively. Like all of TEAC's Data Storage
Products, the 8X24 drives are available to resellers and VARs
through the company's network of authorized distributors.
TEAC also today announced the new
price of its line of 6X24 CD-R. The internal model CD-R56S will
now ship with an MSRP of $349 and the external of the same model
CD-RE56S will ship for $449. Being the predecessor of the newest
CD-R, the 6X24 has proven itself a leader in its field, offering
the highest standards of speed and ease of use.
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
TEAC's Data Storage Products
Division, a pioneer in both magnetic and optical recording
technologies, is a leading supplier of floppy disk drives. The
division also is a worldwide manufacturer of innovative CD-ROM and
CD-Recordable drives, as well as optical storage solutions for
both desktop and notebook computers.
TEAC's data storage products are
sold throughout the world. In fact, more TEAC data storage
products can be found in the world's 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.