PC Extremist meldt dat Samsung een CD-R / CD-RW / DVD combo gaat uitbrengen. De drive zal op 4x je cd's kunnen (her)fikken, leest ze vervolgens op 24x en fungeert verder ook als een 5x DVD player. Thanks MiWa® voor de tip.
Samsung certainly seems to be busy, the company has announced the introduction of a Combo drive, like the Toshiba and Ricoh drives announced recently (both now shipping) that combines CD-R/CD-RW rewritable technology with DVD technology. Officially called the COMBO (SM-304) , the drive provides 4X CD-Recording, 4X CD-ReWritable, 24X CD-ROM reading and 4X DVD-ROM reading speeds in a single drive. The drive sports 120ms DVD and 110ms CD average access times, a 2MB cache buffer, EIDE/ATAPI interface and relies on Adaptec’s Easy CD Creator and Direct CD software for recording/rewritable chores. It also included is Cyberlink’s PowerDVD software for DVD movie decoding. The retail bundle will be priced at $349 and begins shipping May 1st, 2000.
The drive utilizes Annular Mask Lens (na 0.6 and 0.5), which is a patented on core pick-up component, and utilizes 2 laser diodes, 1 photo diode, 1 optical lens type and includes Samsung’s ARS (acoustic-noise reduction system) technology. Samsung also mentions support for high-speed digital audio extraction (DAE).