Bij USB Workshop lees ik o.a. dat Hewlett Packard twee nieuwe cd-rewriters op de markt brengt. Eentje in SCSI uitvoering (HP CD-Writer Plus 9200i series), maar ook een USB variant (HP CD-Writer Plus 8200e series). De eerstgenoemde brandt op maximaal 8 speed, terwijl de USB versie het bij 4 speed houdt. Hier heb je wat info, klik hier voor meer.
Hewlett-Packard Company today introduced two new series of CD-RW drives with SCSI and USB interfaces -- the HP CD-Writer Plus 9200i series and the HP CD-Writer Plus 8200e series, respectively. With the addition of these drives, HP offers users a wide range of connection options, including SCSI, USB and IDE interfaces.
The HP CD-Writer Plus 9200i series is HP's leading-edge CD-RW drive. HP's first SCSI-solution writes at up to 8X transfer speed and reads data at up to 32X transfer speed. Designed for the performance-conscious customer, this drive offers read speeds faster than many CD-ROM drives.
The new plug-and-play HP CD-Writer Plus 8200e series has a USB connection that writes data at up to 4X transfer speed and reads data at up to 6X transfer speed. This offers users a cost-effective option that is easy to use and allows customers to move the drive between PCs.
``With the addition of these drives, HP rounds out its CD-RW product portfolio for home and business users alike and gives its customers more choices in performance, price and connection,'' said Kim Burch, CD-RW product manager for HP. ``These drives give users more options: SCSI provides higher performance and USB provides ease of use.''
The HP CD-RW drives combine the compatibility, flexibility and storage capacity of a CD with the ``drag-and-drop'' ease of use of a floppy disk. CD-RW drives allow users to create, write, rewrite, store, manage and share data, music, photos and more on a CD just as they would save information to a floppy. However, CDs can store up to 650MB of data -- the equivalent of more than 400 standard high-density floppy disks or 20,000 scanned pages of text.