-- 24X (max) recording (CD-R) and reading (CD-ROM); 10X (max) recording (CD-RW
), 8X (max) reading (DVD-ROM)
Even the more expensive rewritable CD-RWs
have come down in price substantially.
Of the above technologies, CD-RW
and DVD-ROM are the most versatile, compatible, and cost-effective choices.
The Predator CD-RW
drive, which has a rated performance of 8x4x32x, supports popular interfaces by using detachable and interchangeable adapters.
CD recorders use a laser beam to burn information into a special recording layer on the CD-R or CD-RW
; the information can be read on playback.
Budget systems will use a "combo" drive that provides all the advantages of a DVD drive and a CD-RW
in one unit.
-- ATAPI (EIDE) internal interface -- DVD+R DL: 2.4X CLV (max.) writing DVD+R: 16X CAV (max.) writing DVD+RW: 4X CLV (max.) rewriting DVD-R: 8X Z-CLV (max.) writing DVD-RW: 4X CLV (max.) rewriting DVD-ROM reading (single layer): 16X CAV (max.) DVD-ROM reading (dual layer): 8X CAV (max.) CD-R: 48X CAV (max.) writing CD-RW
: 24X Z-CLV (max.) rewriting CD-ROM: 48X CAV (max) reading -- Dimensions: 145.8 x 41.3 x 165 mm -- excluding bezel (W x H x L)1" shorter depth than standard form factor -- Compatible with Microsoft Windows 2000 / Windows XP -- Burst data transfer rate: 66.6 MB/s max.
The PocketDrive CD-RW
automatically detects the type of interface it is being used with and configures the connection.
Portable optical data storage technologies company Infinite Data Storage (IDS) has introduced its Komodo CD-RW
and DVD-ROM drive.
Worldwide Computer Products News-10 January 2003-IDS introduces its Komodo CD-RW
and DVD-ROM drive(C)1995-2003 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com
All of the popular imaging applications have at least some support for writing to CDs -- although the DOS-based applications might not have support for the latest CD-RW