|Basic claimed characteristics
of TEAC CD-W512EB
||Disc-At-Once, Track-At-Once, Session-At-Once,
MultiSession, Packet Writing
||CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-I, CD-Digital,
CD-Bridge, Audio CD, CD Text, CD-Extra, Video CD
|Read/write support in Raw-mode
|| RAW-DAO - supported (with 2.0B
RAW-SAO - supported
RAW-SAO Simulation - supported
|Average access time
||1X, 4x, 8X, 12x
||2X, 4x, 8x, 10x
||14x-32x (2100-4800 kbps)
|Price at the moment of
| 240-250 USD (Retail-version)
200-210 USD (OEM-version)
OEM set includes:
- User's Manual in English and German
- A small sheet of paper with a list of recommended CD-R and
- CD with a program for recording and creating discs - Nero Burning
Rom 188.8.131.52 from Ahead Software and an instruction manual on this
- One CD-R and one CD-RW
- 4 screws
- Analog audio cable for connecting to the sound card
ATIP: 97m 27s 56f
Disc Manufacturer: Mitsui Toatsu Chemicals, Inc.
Assumed Dye type: Phthalocyanine (Type 6)
Media type: CD-Recordable
Recording Speeds: min. unknown - max. unknown
nominal Capacity: 650.85 MBytes (74m 05s 11f / LBA: 333236
ATIP: 97m 34s 23f
Disc Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Chemicals Corp.
Assumed Dye type: Cyanine (Type 3)
Media type: CD-ReWritable
Recording Speeds: min. 4X - max. 8X
nominal Capacity: 656.40 MBytes (74m 43s 00f / LBA: 336075)
On the TEAC site
in the "CDW512E/KIT Contents" part they say that they ship with
the retail-version (or "KIT") the following software:
- Adaptec Software for Windows 95/98/NT and 2000 Professional
- Easy CD Creator data and audio recording software 4.02d or
- DirectCD drag & drop software 3.01d or higher
- CD Copier disc to disc copy software
In our case the recorder is shipped together with
software from Ahead, it means that the complete set depends on either
a country-importer or a revision of the devices.
It's difficult to say whose pickup was used by
TEAC in the previous models, but the User's manual says that in
the CD-W512EB they used it from Sanyo.
The tested drive had a 2.0À version microprogram.
The 2.0B version that can be downloaded from here
adds a possibility of recording in DAO-RAW mode.
A bit surprising is the fact that they do not ship
a CD (as they usually did before) with useful info on products released
by TEAC and different software.
On the box you can find system requirements for
the computer on which the CD-RW will be installed.
The same info can be found in the manual.
The appearance of the front panel have been described
When pressing the eject button the tray goes out
with a little delay. Besides, I should note a long recognition time.
The Overburn CD-R Philips Silver on this drive
gained 2 min. 20 sec. (77:03.48)
The Overburn CD-R Mirex Gold gained 2 min. 56 sec.
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