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Appeared on: Thursday, June 27, 2002
WAITEC announces Frisby II: The fastest external CD-RW

Waitec, your provider of best quality high speed drives, is proud to introduce the new External USB2.0 CD-ReWriter called Frisby II. Frisby II expands Waitec's already wide range of CD-RW products, and its elegant and handy design is the ideal mate for either laptop or desktop. Combining reliability and velocity, Frisby II has a 40x writing, 12x re-writing and 40x read speed, as well as SafeLink technology to prevent buffer under run errors and let you make perfect recordings. A comfortable 2Mb internal buffer supports this technology.


- Small, nice looking, convenient lid open loading design
- 40x Write, 12x Rewrite, 40x Read Speed
- Built-in USB2 Interface to ensure 40X performance (USB2 cable included)
- Plug & Play (with emergency manual eject)
- Automatically checks media quality and limits burning speed to ensure successful writing sessions & data retainability (this feature can be turned off)
- SAFELINK technology prevents buffer under run errors & automatically adjusts writing strategy plus running OPC to meet various burning conditions (always active)
- Supports up to 48x speed Digital Audio Extraction (DAE) and high speed VCD data extraction
- Vibration Absorber System (VAS) Mechanism reduces vibration & noise during disc access
- Supports Fixed & Variable Packet Writing, TAO, SAO, DAO, Raw Mode, Over-Burn
- Reads/Writes CD, CD-R, CD-RW discs, both 8cm & 12cm discs (up to 99 min)
- Conforms to Orange Book Part 2, 3, Volume 2: High Speed & MMC2 commands
- Upgradable firmware (flash memory)

Writing 40X(6000KB/sec) Z-CLV (4 Zones, 20X, 24X@8min, 32X@28min, 40X@53min)
Re-writing 12X High-Speed (1800KB/sec) CLV
Reading 40Xmax (6000KB/sec) CAV (16X~40X)
Interface Built-in USB2.0 / Interface Connector, as well as E-IDE D-type 36pin Connection to IEEE1394-1995/1394a (Firewire) or PCMCIA2.1/Card Bus5.0 Interface via Conversion Cable
Transfer Mode Supports up to Ultra-DMA Mode2 33.3MB/sec (UDMA-33)
Access Time 80ms (typical)
Buffer Size 2MB
PC Required CPU Pentium 166MHz or higher, Memory 128B required;
HDD must have access time < 20ms and min. 100MB free space
Compatibility Windows 95/98/98SE/ME/NT/2000/XP
MTBF 70000 hours
Lid Open/Close 20000 cycles
Pickup Actuator 1000000 Full Access
Audio Spec S/N > 70dB; Earphone Output > 0.3Vrms @ 1KHz
Temperature & Humidity Operating: 5C to 40C; RH: 10% to 80%, Non-Condensing
Non-Operating: -40C to 60C; RH: 10% to 95%, Non-Condensing
Acoustic Noise 54dB (at 50cm distance, when 40X reading/writing 3g-mm unbalanced disc)
Dimension 152.0 (W) x 44.3 (H) x 198.0 (D) mm
Weight 550g (typical, drive only)
Power Requirement Dedicated Switching Mode Power Supply Adaptor
Accessories USB2 Cable, Power Adaptor, Recording software, User manual

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