NEC ships three-in-one CD-R drive
NEC Technologies recently introduced Multi CD-R, a CD-recordable disk drive that combines file distribution, recording, and file backup. As a recording device, Multi CD-R provides a choice of recording methods track at once, disc at once, and packet writing for 2X speed file copying onto CD-R media. The CD-R disks are readable by all CD-ROM drives. For file backup, Multi CD-R uses removable and rewritable PD cartridges to store images, files, and system backups. The drive provides up to 20X playback as a high-speed CD reader.
Equipped with an ATAPI interface, the Multi CD-R is designed for easy installation into PCs and is supported by DOS, Windows 3.1, Windows 95, and Windows NT. Production units are expected to ship next quarter and will be priced at $349. NEC Technologies` optical storage products are distributed in North America by Kanematsu USA. www.multicdr.com.