Acer has released the CRW 2010A on the European market. The drive writes at 20x speed, rewrites at 10x and reads at 40x speed. The drive is equiped with Seamless Link technology to prevent buffer underruns. The drive's advised price is $200,-. Check here
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Most of the original Press release :
"...Acer Communications & Multimedia, one of the world leaders in Storage Business, introduces a new Acer series of sophisticated products featuring its patented “Seamless Link” technology. This new technology eliminates problems caused by buffer under-run, a problem that has always plagued CD-RW drives used with unstable PCs or bad quality media. Now that problem has been solved! The new series – featuring the top-of-the-range Acer CD-RW 2010A with 20x write and 10x re-write and 40x read performance, making it possible to burn a full capacity 650Mb disk in 3.7mins! – ensure excellent quality and efficient burning at high speeds.
The new Acer series of “Seamless Link” CD-RW drives offers three models: the Acer CRW 1832A, offering 10x write and 8x re-write and 32x read; the Acer CRW 1208A, offering 12x write and 8x re-write and 32x read; and top-of-the-range CRW 2010A, offering 20x write and 10x re-write and 40x read. All three drives feature a 2 Mb buffer; flash memory (upgradeable); E-IDE / ATAPI Interface; Anti-Vibration system; Play / Skip function buttons on the front panel; emergency eject; dust protection design; power-saving function; and popular recording software (Ahead Nero). All drives are Windows 2000 / 95 / 98 / NT 4.0 compatible. They all function well on conventional disc sizes and formats...."