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TDK CyClone 321040X

Specification of the CyClone 321040X:
Firmware version 3.41
Recording modes Disc-At-Once, Track-At-Once, Session-At-Once, MultiSession, Packet Writing
Recording formats CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, Photo CD, CD-Text, CD+G, CD-I, 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 130 ms
CD-R recording 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x, 20x (CLV)
32x (20x-32x) (Zone-CLV)
CD-RW recording 4x, 8x, 10x
Buffer underrun error prevention technology BURN-Proof
Interface PIO Mode4 (default),
UltraDMA 33
Reading 40x max (6000 KBytes/s)
Buffer size 4096 KBytes
Production date December 2001
Manufacturer China
Price as tested up to $130

The drive ships in a Retail package.

The box contains:

  • Detailed user manual in 6 languages;
  • Installation guide (in the form of a poster);
  • CD with Nero Burning Rom, InCD 3.14 of Ahead; Software and TDK's utilities - Digital MixMaster 4.5 - player for audio files of different standards;
  • CD-R Reflex Ultra and High Speed CD-RW 4x-10x 700 MBytes;
  • 4 screws, a spare jumper and an Eject Stick;
  • Felt-tip pen to write on CDs;
  • Analog cable for connecting the drive to a sound card;
  • IDE cable.

ATIP: 97m 15s 17f
Disc Manufacturer: Ritek Co.
Reflective layer: Dye (Short strategy; e.g. Phthalocyanine)
Media type: CD-Recordable
Recording Speeds: min. unknown - max. unknown
nominal Capacity: 702.83 MBytes (79m 59s 73f / LBA: 359848)

ATIP: 97m 10s 00f
Disc Manufacturer: Unknown Disc Identification Code
Reflective layer: Phase change
Media type: CD-ReWritable
Recording Speeds: min. 4X - max. 8X
nominal Capacity: 702.83 MBytes (79m 59s 74f / LBA: 359849)

As I mentioned in the PCRW3210 part, all properties of the Philips and TDK drives are identical. However, the CyClone makes less noise.

The design of the drive hasn't changed since first CyClones. Only the tray now is blue instead of white and the speeds (32/10/40x) are indicated below.

The drive can be installed both in the vertical and horizontal positions. For this there are two spring clips. The rear panel contains a working Digital Audio Connector.

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