Acer in Cebit
in the Cebit 2001 presented the CRW1610A. The new drive supports 16x writing,
10x re-writing, 40x reading and "Seamless Link" anti-coaster technology.
The drive has only 2MB of buffer and 100ms random access time. The drive will
not come soon (around May) and no information was given about the price.
Another interesting was that Acer would add "SeamLess
Link" in their CRW1832A CDR-W drive (with a firmware update). If you don't
know much about "SeamLess Link" the solution seems based upon special
firmware instructions and not at an extra IC chipset. The patent is from Acer/Philips
and as we were told there are not plans of giving the technology to other manufacturers.
also had another slim-line DVD-Rom reader "SDV-8032EP". The drive
supports 8x DVD-ROM and 32x CD reading, is based upon PCMCIA interface and has
a weight of 480gr.
Acer presented 20x and 24x certified media that
can be used with the coming high-speed recorders, at both 74&80min capacity
and in Gold/Green dye. The media will be some late (Q3 2001):