"...Sony is increasing its lead in CD-RW technology by expanding its Spressa CDR-W line with the industry's first portable drive featuring a native i.LINK IEEE1394 (FireWire compatible) interface.
The new drive supports high-speed 8X maximum CD-R writing, 4X maximum CD-RW rewrite, and 24X maximum playback, and with the high-speed i.LINK interface ensures a maximum transfer rate of up to 400 Mbps and eliminates the need for expensive and bulky converter boards. The Spressa Mobile (CRX75L-A2) model incorporates Sony's i.LINK high-speed interface which ensures a transfer rate of up to 400 Mbps and eliminates the need for expensive and bulky interface converter boards.
Sony's new drive comes complete with all accessories needed to start recording right out of the box, including both four-pin and six-pin IEEE1394 interface cables, and a high performance recording software package called Sony Spressa Mobile Software Suite.
The Spressa Mobile portable (CRX75L-A2) drive will be available in November for an estimated selling price of $399. Sony supports the notion of "worry-free" installation and easy operation with toll-free customer and technical service, Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., along with a one-year limited warranty from date of purchase..."