The MiniCDRW 2 is packaged with mastering software for PC formats, and allows users to transfer materials to CDs by writing up to 16X speed on CD-R and updating and rewriting at up to 10X on a CD-RW. The provided drag-and-drop software facilitates the process similar to the way data is saved to a hard drive.
The Archos MiniCDRW 2 is just slightly larger than a personal CD player at 6.3 x 5.1 x 1.18 inches and weighs 18 oz., qualifying it as the smallest and fastest 16X10X24X CD writer.
The MiniCDRW 2 is "hot swappable" -- there's no need to reboot the computer -- and allows the user to Plug-and-Play on virtually any PC. The CD writer has a media capacity of up to 700 MB (for an 80 minute disk) and a data transfer rate of up to 3600 KB/s max, with an internal buffer of 2 MB. Audio extraction speed is 16X. Supported media include CD-Audio, CD-Extra, CD-ROM, CD-ROM-XA, CD-1, Video CD, Photo CD and CD Text.
Writing and recording methods support include Track-At-Once (TAO), Disc-At-Once (DAO), Session-At-Once (SAO), Multi-Session (MS) and Incremental Packet Writing (fixed and variable packet size).
The $179.95 unit comes packaged with "Nero Burning ROM for PC" mastering software, 12 V DC adapter, carrying pouch and five-language user manual and driver on CD. For additional information, write to Archos Technology, 3 Goodyear, Unit A, Irvine, Calif., 92618, visit www.archos.com or call 949/609-1400.