CDRInfo heeft de primeur met een review van de Sanyo CRD-BP4 en 1400P SCSI en IDE 16/10/40 cd-branders. In tegenstelling tot de 16 speed Yamaha CRW2100E fikken deze modellen wel op constante 16x snelheid, waardoor de Sanyo's gemiddeld 7% sneller zijn. Een volledige 74min CD is voortaan, inc lead in & out, binnen 5 minuten volgefikt. De burnproof techniek werd uiteraard ook weer geļmplementeerd, net als bij de 12/10/32 serie. Concluderend kon gezegd worden dat de drives zeer goed (en snel) presteerden, al waren er wel wat kritieken over de CloneCD leeskwaliteiten. Hieronder meer info uit de test:
The Sanyo 16x models worked very good with most of our tests. The increased writing speed (16x) will need for sure 16x certified media to perform good else the drive takes a lot of time to adjust the laser power in order to complete the test. The Yamaha CRW2100E seems to handle better the 12x rated media than both Sanyo drives do.
The overburning feature will please you since it supports fully 90min CDs but not 99mins media. The DAO-RAW feature works great so you will be able to backup your favorite CDs without any problem. Last the BURN-Proof feature will protect your burns from possible buffer underruns (and coasters).
[...] The Sanyo CRD-BP4/1400P are the first *real* 16x writers on the market. Burning a full 74min CD under 5mins sounds very attractive! However in order to get that performance you will need 16x certified media. The reading speed for both drives is very good and the re-write speed (10x) works fine. If you add the improved BURN-Proof technology and the DAO-RAW feature you have a killer combo ready take away your Xmas savings!
The competition from Yamaha 16x drive still is hot since the Sanyo drives are expected to hit the market first quarter of 2001. The only manufacturer for sure which will use Sanyo drives seems to be TDK (expected at January 2001 in Europe). There are still many other manufacturers (Plextor, LG, Teac, Verbatim, Iomega, Lacie) which possible ship 16x drives but there is no info about possible shipping date.
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