As you might remember CDR Info posted on 27/9/1999 news about a new model from Plextor which had 8/4/32 IDE machine (..worldwide exclusive..) It seems that only : WinOnCD v3.6 B420-5, PacketCD v3.00 185, Nero v184.108.40.206, EasyCD Creator v4.01 (expect update from v4.0 soon), Direct CD v2.5d (+ update) supports it. Lets hope a SCSI model coming soon. Or else will wait until 12/4/32 comes..8x CDR speed seems slow now.. :-)
4X rewrite (300KB/s)
8X write (1200KB/s)
14X-32X CAV (2000KB/s - 4800KB/s)
E-IDE (ATAPI) Interface(10MB/s Burst Data Transfer Rate)
Access Time 170 ms
Capable of reading and writing CD TEXT information
Compatible with: Windows, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT
One-Year Full Warranty (parts, labor)
"..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 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.."