Panasonic ships 8x CD-R
Panasonic Industrial is shipping the CW-7503-B 8X CD-R drive, targeted at resellers and OEMs. In addition to providing a 20x CD-ROM read speeds and 175msec average seek time, the CW-7503-B drive is capable of transferring data at 1.2MBps. This performance enables the drive to create a 74-minute CD or store 650MB of data in less than 10 minutes.
Panasonic addressed durability issues by equipping the 8x drive with a ruggedized tray mechanism. The drive supports both 656 Mode 1 and Mode 2. Several CD-Audio, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM and DVD-RAM versions are supported.