Mitsumi Japan announced the specs of the new "CR-4808TE" CD-RW drive that supports 16x writing, 8x re-writing, 40x reading and ExacLink. The new model has only 2MB of buffer instead of 8MB, which some first hardware revisions of CR-4808TE had.
16x writing, 8x re-writing and 40x reading speeds
Interface: ATAPI (DMA33)
Writing modes: DAO, TAO, Multisession and Packet writing
Supports: CD-DA and CD-ROM Mode 1/2, CD-ROM XA mode2 Form1/2, Multisesson, Enhanced CD and Photo CD (Ready only), CD-TEXT
Logical format: ISO9660 and Photo CD, CD-UDF
Data buffer: 2MB
Random seek time: 110ms
MTBF: 50,000+ P.O.H.
External size: 148 X 42 X 210 mm