Plextor, tot voor kort SCSI-only, slaat met de nieuwe 8-speed PlexWriter 8/4/32A het (kosten besparende) IDE pad in. Hier wat info van de Plextor site:
Plextor, one of the leading companies for the development and production of CD-ROM drives, CD-Recorders and CD-ReWriters with a SCSI interface, is expanding its range with its first ATAPI CD-ReWriter, the PlexWriter 8/4/32A, which writes CD's at 8-speed, rewrites at 4-speed and reads at 32-speed. The PlexWriter 8/4/32A is the ideal instrument for both professional and private users who want to copy CD's, archive large files, or create multimedia productions.
The PlexWriter 8/4/32A is available as a Retail Package containing, in addition to the CD unit itself, 1 CD-Recordable Disk, 1 CD-Rewritable Disk, an extensive set of CD-Recording Software (WinOnCD + Packet CD), an audio cable, an E-IDE interface cable and an Instruction Manual in 12 languages (German, English, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Hungarian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and Portuguese). The PlexWriter 8/4/32A is supported by a unique one-year on-site collect and return guarantee by Plextor, by which any inconveniences resulting from a defect are reduced to a minimum. The firmware is stored in FlashROM which makes it possible to quickly and easily upgrade to the latest version. CD-Text is also completely supported.
With the PlexWriter 8/4/32A, the user has a perfect all-in-one product for backup, duplication and all multimedia applications. CD's can be written, rewritten and read on a single unit, and at the highest possible speed.
Hmm, ik was net van plan om binnenkort een 8/20 te gaan halen, SCSI lijkt me toch handiger voor dat soort zaken. De complete spec sheet van die nieuwe drive lees je trouwens hier.