Verbatim unveils CD-RW drives, DVD media
Verbatim is currently shipping a SCSI-2 version of its Mitsubishi CDRW4420 drive. Both this version and its EIDE drives are bundled with CeQuadrant`s just!burn software, which provides mastering and packet-writing capabilities. The SCSI-2 version of CDRW4420 writes to CD-R and CD-RW media at 4X speeds, offers 4X CD-RW overwrite capabilities, and up to 20X read performance for CD-ROM, CD-R and CD-RW media. The CDRW4420 includes a 2MB buffer and an average access time of 120ms.
To answer media needs in the divergent DVD market, Verbatim announced the availability of 3GB DVD+RW and 4.7GB DVD-R and DVD-RW media later this year. The 3GB DVD+RW media is compliant with the ECMA 274 and ISO/IEC DIS 16969 specifications, and can be written and edited by DVD+RW drives and read by Multi-Read DVD-ROM drives. Verbatim`s 4.7GB media is designed for use with DVD-R and DVD-RW drives from Pioneer and other manufacturers.
The CDRW4420 drive with the bundled software offers a plug-and-play solution for Windows 95 or Windows 98 PC environment. Price: $499. CD-RW media is $14.99. DVD media pricing is yet to be determined. www.verbatimcorp.com.