Bij cdrlabs heeft men een externe CD-R/RW drive van Imation getest. Deze drive schijft en herschijft op 4X, en leest CD-ROM's op 6X. De aansluiting op de PC werkt via USB, waardoor de prestaties niet indrukwekkend zijn. Toch is de reviewer tevreden over deze drive. Duidelijk is dat Imation alles uit de USB-standaard heeft geperst. Kleine minpuntjes zijn de DAE-snelheid en het gebrek aan een beveiliging tegen buffer-underruns.
Imation's new 4x4x6 CD Burn-R is a good choice for those looking for an external USB drive. The drive was very easy to install thanks to Imation's instructions and the USB interface. When it comes down to how the drive performed, it did what Imation said it would do and had no problems reading our test data CD's. This drive really pushed the USB bus to its limits and along the way was able to keep the seek times and CPU usage around where they should be for a USB drive. As a writer it did as well as a 4x drive can be expected to do, writing our test data without a hiccup.
[...] When it comes down to it, I like the Imation 4x4x6 CD Burn-R. For their first try at a USB drive, they've done quite well by taking a good USB drive, including a well-rounded kit and pricing it competitively. As it is, the drive's price comes right under comparable drives from HP and Iomega. Those of you who are looking to multitask or are worried about coasters might want to look at some of the new drives with Seamless Link or BURN-Proof, but the rest of you looking for a solid and affordable USB drive should definitely keep Imation's 4x4x6 CD Burn-R as an option.
Bedankt nitraM_Br voor het submitten.