Creative heeft een nieuwe CD-Rewriter ge´ntroduceerd. Hier heb je de weinig opwindende press release, gejat bij GA Source (pr-etjes mag je jatten ):
Creative Labs announced today the latest addition to its CD family of products, Blaster CD-RW 4224. The Blaster CD-RW 4224 lets consumers copy, distribute, and save music or database files to a recordable CD-R or CD-RW disc. The Blaster CD-RW 4224 stores up to 650MB of data or over 74 minutes of audio on a single CD-R or CD-RW disc, offering customers the perfect solution for archiving files, storing large databases, or compiling MP3 files.
The Blaster CD-RW 4224 allows users to customize personal CD compilations by recording their favorite songs from various CDs to a single disc. Digital audio enthusiasts will save valuable hard drive space by downloading MP3 files and storing them directly to CD-R discs. By using inexpensive CD-R and CD-RW discs that are easily read by standard CD-ROM drives, the Blaster CD- RW delivers a low-cost alternative to sharing files at a fraction of the cost of Zip disks.
Creative's new CD-RW drive can write CD-R media at 4X, CD-RW media at 2X speeds, and read CD-ROMs at up to 24X (3,600KB/sec), making it fast and simple for users to create and transfer documents or music files. In addition, Blaster CD-RW supports Direct Memory Access (DMA) mode for faster transfer rates and lower CPU utilization. The Blaster CD-RW reads a variety of disc types including, CD-Audio, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, Photo CD, CD-R, CD-RW, and Video CD. The CD-RW looks, installs, and works like a CD-ROM, so not only can users create CDs, but they can also play audio CDs, run popular applications, or read other CD-R and CD-RW discs.
The Blaster CD-RW 4224 is available through Creative's extensive network of distributors and resellers worldwide at an estimated street price of US$229.99.