TEAC announces the immediate availability of its new 40x12x48 CD-RW drive, an internal desktop PC peripheral used for the writing and rewriting of data and audio files onto CD-Recordable and CD-Rewritable media. Performing at the fastest speeds available today, the TEAC 40x12x48 kit includes a full-featured software suite enabling users to create data and audio CDs, enhance digital photos and organize, rip and burn MP3 music.
The TEAC 40x12x48 CD-RW drive writes data at 40X (CD-R), rewrites at
12X (CD-RW) and can playback at 48X (CD-ROM) speeds, constituting the fastest industry speeds available for storing data and/or audio,
including large presentations or graphics such as photos and home
videos. The new drive delivers a maximum digital extraction rate of
40X and provides a smooth, even flow of data. In addition, its 72ms
average access time is the industry's fastest for CD-RW drives, which provides faster database searches.
Along with its large 8MB data buffer, the TEAC drive has technology
in place to prevent buffer underrun errors insuring high-quality
recordings with no failed discs. This disc-saving feature suppresses
the recording process until the buffer is empty so users can record
safely, even while multitasking.
The TEAC 40x12x48 is one of the first drives to support EasyWrite
functionality, based on Mount Rainier specifications, making drag and drop recording fast and easy. The 40x12x48 also includes TEAC's own innovations, such as Fine Focus Control and Intelligent Speed
Control. Because the focal point of the laser used on any higher
speed CD-RW drive moves slightly between the write and read modes,
TEAC has equipped the 40X with Fine Focus Control to minimize this
gap automatically. This technology results in a more precise
recording, and a higher-quality disc that provides an improved level
of interchangeability when read. TEAC's Intelligent Speed Control
checks the condition of the blank disc and then applies the optimum
recording speed automatically, insuring the highest quality
"We've combined the industry's fastest speeds with TEAC's standard
high-quality to create the 40x12x48," states Les Luzar, division
manager, TEAC America's Data Storage Products Division. "We're proud
to offer TEAC customers the industry's fastest read, write and
rewrite speeds, along with our own CD-RW innovations, all in one drive."
The internal 40x12x48 CD-RW kit includes everything needed for easy
installation, including one blank TEAC CD-R and CD-RW disc, and
interface and audio cables. In addition, the 40x12x48 comes bundled
with Roxio's latest version, Easy CD Creator 5.2, allowing users to
select from four specific applications: Music CD Project for creating
custom audio CDs, Data CD Project for recording data discs, DirectCD
for drag and drop recording and CD Copier for copying from one CD to
another. TEAC also includes two additional applications for creating
custom CDs: Musicmatch Jukebox for ripping and burning MP3 music and
PhotoImpression 3.0 for digital photo image editing.
The 40x12x48 CD-RW is available as a complete kit for Windows XP,
98SE, Me, NT 4.0 Workstation and Windows 2000 Professional at an MSRP of $179.99. As with all of TEAC's Data Storage Products, the
40x12x48 CD-RW (model #CD-W540E) can be found at participating
retailers throughout the country and is available to resellers and
VARs through the company's network of authorized distributors. In
addition, consumers can find TEAC data storage products, including
the TEAC 40x12x48 CD-RW drive, at www.shopteac.com.