Today we post four new hardware reviews! We test four different CD-RW drives that support 8x, 12x, 16x, 24x, 8x DVD speed and 2.4 DVD+RW writing speeds. Looking for buying a new CD-RW, DVD/CD-RW, external portable recorder? We give you many alternative solutions :-)
- ASUS CRW-1610A
The ASUS CRW-1610A is a 16x10x40 CD-RW IDE and was shipped at December 2001. You might think this recording proposal of ASUS will not have the expected response ,as it comes out late. The answer is that you should firstly test the drive and then come up with conclusions about performance and whether such a buy is worthless. ASUS seems to have an ace in the sleeve and this is what we are about to examine.
- Samsung SW-224B
Samsung is one of the last few manufacturers that ships 24x writing CD-RW drive. The overall performance is not the best you can find in this category but it's not the worst either. The drive supports 24x writing, 10x re-writing and 40x reading. In addition includes "ExacLink", overburing up to 99minutes and can backup accurately SD2 protected CDs.
- AOpen RW5120A DVD+RW
AOpen enters the DVD+RW format with the RW5120A. The drive supports 2.4x
DVD+RW writing and it has many similarities with Ricoh Mp5120A and Philips's
DVD208. We compare side to side the three DVD+RW drives. How similar those three drives are? Are there any major performance differences? What about the price?
- Freecom Traveller II combo
Freecom Traveller II combo drive is an external 8x/4x/24x/8x DVD/CD-RW combo player, designed for all those that ask for a portable drive able to write their daily CDs and read almost all kind of DVD media in the same drive. The drive offers a connection interface flexibility due to Freecom Multi connect interface (Parallel, PCMCIA, USB, USB-2, CardBus or IEEE-1394). Last can also play MP3 files and can be externally/battery powered.