|Specification of the Ricoh
||Disc-At-Once, Track-At-Once, Session-At-Once, MultiSession,
||CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, Photo CD, CD-I, CD-Text, CD+G,
CD Extra, Video CD
|Read/write support in Raw-mode
||RAW-DAO - supported
RAW-DAO Write Simulation - supported
CD+G RAW-DAO - supported
RAW-SAO - supported
RAW-SAO Write Simulation - supported
|Average access time
||1x, 2x, 4X, 6X, 8X
||2X, 4x, 8X
||32x max (4800 KBytes/s)
|Price as tested
The device ships in an OEM package.
Like the Mitsumi recorder, the RW7083A ships mostly in an OEM-package.
This is typical of low priced devices. And lack of a box and software for
recording allows reducing the price even more.
At first sight it is clear that the production of this model is connected
with Samsung. But I'm not prejudiced against the Korean giant and conducted
the tests objectively.
The drive doesn't make noise, it rather whistles. Some people will definitely
dislike it. In the course of testing the drive hung from time to time when
used intensively. After working with CD-R or CD-RW discs the recorder refused
reading usual punched discs. Ejected discs were quite warm.
The appearance is very close to the design of CD-ROM drives from Samsung:
a typical oval tray open button, an oval indicator of the drive's operation,
a headphones jack and a mechanical volume control. The drive can be installed
both in horizontal and in vertical positions.
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