Sony Electronics today expanded its desktop storage portfolio with the introduction of two stylish ultra-slim portable CD-RW and DVD-ROM Combo drives. The new combo drives can connect easily to a notebook, PC or MAC computer for high performance CD-R/RW recording and CD-R/RW and DVD-ROM playback. Available with both PC Card and USB 2.0 interfaces, as well as easy to use PC and Mac software suites, Sony's new drives offer users a range of options for adding a portable combo drive to their notebook, PC or Mac. Both combo drives are the first to support a 20X maximum write speed and are equipped with Sony's Power-Burn technology. Designed to prevent buffer under-run and writing errors due to mechanical shocks, Power-Burn ensures more reliable recordings.
The Sony Portable CD-RW and DVD-ROM Combo drive with the PCMIA Card (CRX85A/A1) will be available next month, while the USB 2.0 version (CRX85U/A2) will be available in the U.S. in December for an estimated price of $329..."
20X Z-CLV recording (CD-R), 8X recording (CD-RW), 24X (max.) reading (CD-ROM), 8X (max) reading (DVD-ROM)
Buffer memory: 8MB
Random access time: 160 ms (ave.)
Recording method: disc at once, track at once, session at once, fixed and variable packet writing
Compatible disc format: CD-DA, Video CD, Photo CD (multisession), CD TEXT, CD Extra, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-I, Enhanced CD, UDF and Karaoke CD