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Iomega ZipCD 1024INT-A

Basic claimed characteristics of Iomega ZipCD 1024INT-A
Firmware version: 1.1
Loading mechanism: Tray
Recording modes: Disc-At-Once, Track-At-Once, Session-At-Once, MultiSession, Packet Writing
Recording formats: CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD Extra,CD-I, CD+G, VideoCD, PhotoCD, CD-Text
Average access time: 125 ms
CD-R recording 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x
CD-RW recording 2x, 4x
Reading 14x-32x (2100-4800 KBytes/s)
Buffer size: 2048 KBytes
Production date: June 2000
Manufacturer: Hungary
Price at the moment of testing: 160 - 170 USD

The delivery-pack: Retail.

Complete set includes:

  • Installation manual in 6 languages
  • File card
  • CD with software for recording EasyCD Creator 4.02 and DirectCD 3.01
  • CD-R disc
  • Four screws, spare jumper and "Eject Stick"
  • Additional four screws in a separate packet
  • Analog audiocable to connect the drive to the soundcard
  • IDE-connector.


ATIP: 97m 31s 01f
Disc Manufacturer: Ritek Co.
Assumed Dye type: Cyanine (Type 1)
Media type: CD-Recordable
Recording Speeds: min. unknown - max. unknown nominal Capacity: 656.69 MBytes (74m 45s 00f / LBA: 336225)

This recorder is very similar in design (even detailed) to Acer or ASUSTeK. We don't know who is a "plagiarist". We have received some information that ASUSTeK placed his order on CD-RW drive production on the same work together with Philips. Though it's doubtful. In general, the drives ASUSTeK, Philips and Iomega look like brothers: the same construction (including vents), similar design (but for the Philips that changes front panel colors), all three are produced in Hungary, and even stickers with series numbers and info on recorder production are made in the same style...

The box for the Iomega ZipCD 1024INT-A is rather huge. Just look here:

The user's manual is implemented competently. The recommendations on installation are followed by color illustrations. The disc contains several videoclips in AVI format with detailed description on how to install the device.

The front panel looks like that of the ASUS:

headphones jack(1), mechanical volume control(2), round open button that makes a distinct click when pressed(5), two indicators (3,4) and emergency ejection hole. The tray goes out at once, but it stops softer than ASUSTeK CRW-0804F does. The tray doesn't fit the case properly, so you might hear unpleasant noise and rattling. Rather noticeable vibration and whistle while reading discs reminded me again the drive ASUS.

On the rear panel there is a digital output.

Overburn CD-R Philips Silver allowed gain of 2 m 09 s.(76:52:48)

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