"..Ricoh has developed and will soon release a disc drive that can handle four different kinds of media--CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, and DVD-ROM. The RICOH MP9060A takes care of all users' needs and also provides DVD entertainment.
With the CD-ROM function, the MP9060A offers ordinary software installation and game options, with CD-R or CD-RW media it can function as a powerful storage system, even permitting original music CD creation, or offering photo album possibilities. And with DVD-ROM function, it offers cinema possibilities for the playing back of DVD-Video. And all of these features come in one unit. The MP9060A can write at a speed of 6X (4X for CD-RW writing) and read at 24X, and for DVD it can read at a speed of 4X.
1. New optical pickup technology enables the drive to handle CD and DVD media
Double laser diodes in one pickup module enable CD-R/RW function and DVD-ROM function in one drive. A single laser diode with 780nm wave length supports CD-R/RW and CD-ROM while another diode, with 650nm wave length supports DVD-ROM. And extra large 2 MB buffer memory assures smooth DVD title play back even with low quality media.(Most DVD-ROM drives only have 512KB buffer memory).
2. High reliability and powerful digital audio function
Because the drive itself employs anti-dust construction, it can be operated for a long period of time without trouble even in relatively dusty environments. And besides the low-power-consumption-design needs no cooling. Its fun-less, dust-proof design achieves class 3 million performance. The drive also meets demanding audio requirements by supporting S/PDIF output and Digital Audio Extraction (DAE) at 24x.
3. Packet-writing and mastering software are included
General-purpose packet write software, "DirectCD 2.5", and professional mastering software, "Easy CD Creator", are included with every drive.
4. DVD playback software is included
With the bundled "SOFTWARE CINEMASTER?", it does not require additional hardware for DVD-Video playback. SOFTWARE CINEMASTER? can play back DVD-Video in high quality movie image. The outstanding image quality and minimal frame drop provided by this DVD playback software have made it a popular choice worldwide. All the user needs to do is sit back, relax and enjoy watching the latest DVD movies.."