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Sony CRX145E-RP

Basic claimed characteristics of Sony CRX145E-RP
Firmware version: 1.0b
Loading mechanism: Tray
Recording modes: Disc-At-Once, Track-At-Once, Multi-Session, Packet Writing.
Recording formats: CD-ROM, CD-DA, CD-ROM XA, VideoCD, CD-I, CD-I Ready, PhotoCD, CD-Extra, CD-Text, CD-Bridge
Average access time: 125 ms
CD-R recording 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x, 10x
CD-RW recording 2x, 4x
Reading 14x-32x (2100-4800 KBytes/s)
Buffer size: 4096 KBytes
Production date: April 2000
Manufacturer: Indonesia
Price for the moment of testing: 230 - 240 USD

The delivery pack: Retail.

Complete set:

  • Installation manual in the form of spreading poster in 9 languages.
  • User's Manual in 5 languages (Russian excl.).
  • Guarantee document.
  • Sony Software Kit CD with drivers and program for recording and creating of CDs - WinOnCD, version 3.7 and PacketCD of CeQuadrat company.
  • One CD-R, one CD-RW.
  • Four screws for device installation inside the system block.
  • Analog audiocable to connect the drive to the soundcard.
  • IDE-connector.

Software set of Sony CRX145E-RP is much richer than that of 8x model. The CD "Sony Software Kit" contains:

  • WinOnCD and PacketCD
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.05.
  • Power Quest Data Keeper and Drive Image.

  • Both programs allow to implement reserve copying, saving and restore of information.
  • Video Impression.
  • This program is useful for combining several video fragments into one film with effective logic transfers. The program allows to record the accompanying text with fascinating trick effects. The result can be saved on the hard drive (MPEG format) or sent by mail.
  • WaveLab SE.
  • A brief version of the powerful audio-editor with DX and VST plug-ins support. The program doesn't work without Sony recorder.
  • Instant Play.
  • Original Audio CD Player.
  • Photobase.
  • Multimedia manager with function of presentation creation. It allows to create illustrated albums with video and audio as a usual document.
  • User's Manuals in pdf-format for drives with aforesaid interfaces.
  • Update for Windows 98 SE, add the OS with IEEE 1394-devices support.
  • ATAPI-drivers for the drive to work in DOS.

The drives Sony CRX145E-RP and Hewlett Packard 9310i are as alike, as Sony CRX140E-BP and Hewlett Packard 9110i. CRX145E-RP is alike in the characteristics and design to the recorder Hewlett Packard 9310i. They both have the same drive construction, CD-holders, speed range.

The distinguishing features also coincide with their 8x models.

The rear panel has a digital output which marked "Reserved", just like Hewlett Packard 9310i has got.

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