CyberDrive announced a new external USB2.0 recorder with the "EW088U-B" ultra high-speed recorder. As CyberDrive says "...The EW088U-B drive is an extermal type, USB2.0 interface, and has read speeds up to 48X, and write up to 48X and re-write speeds up to 16X. Furthermore, the EW088U-B utilizes the High Precise Sledge Control (HPSC) type traverse mechanism in order to improve access time to around 100ms and also reduce acoustic seeking noise..." The drive expected to hit the market around September and would be probably the first external recorder that offers CLV, Z-CLV and CAV recording technologies...
The features of 48/16/48 CD-RW drive :
1. Extermal type CD-Recordable and CD-ReWritable drive
2. Compatible with Windows /98/2000/2000/ME/XP.
3. USB2.0 interface
4. Compliant to Orange Book PartII and III.
5. 48X maximum read speed, 4X, 8X, 12X, 16X CLV and 20X, 24X, 28X, 32X, 36X ZCLV and 40X, 48X CAV write speed for CD-R and 4X, 8X, 12X, 16X CLV for CD-RW disc
6. High speed (4X) audio play (buffered to normal audio)
6. Maximum 40X CAV audio extraction.
7. Fully embedded optimum Power Control (OPC).
8. 2 MB internal buffer
9. Flash memory (firmware upgrade possibility)
10. ExacLink technology to avoid Buffer Under Run error.
11. Dimensions : 175.4(W) * 58.6(H) * 254.4(D)mm