|Specification of the ASUSTeK
||Disc-At-Once, Track-At-Once, Session-At-Once,
MultiSession, Packet Writing
||CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, Photo CD, CD-Text,
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
||2x, 4x, 8X, 12X
||2X, 4x, 10X
|Buffer underrun error prevention technology
||PIO Mode 4
||32x max (4800 KBytes/s)
|Price as tested
The drive ships in a Retail package.
The box contains:
- In-depth user's manual in English;
- CD with software for disc recording Nero Burning Rom 184.108.40.206
from Ahead Software;
- One High Speed CD-RW disc (4X–10X) and nine 80 min CD-Rs (1x–16x)
in a CakeBox;
- 4 screws;
- Analog cable for connecting the drive to a sound card;
- IDE cable.
ATIP: 97m 27s
Disc Manufacturer: Plasmon Data
Reflective layer: Phase change
Media type: CD-ReWritable
Recording Speeds: min. 4X – max.
nominal Capacity: 656.10 MBytes
(74m 41s 00f / LBA: 335925)
ATIP: 97m 15s
Disc Manufacturer: Ritek Co.
Reflective layer: Dye (Short strategy;
Media type: CD-Recordable
Recording Speeds: min. unknown
– max. unknown
nominal Capacity: 702.83 MBytes
(79m 59s 74f / LBA: 359849)
Indicative Target Writing Power
The most interesting among the accessories is a
user's manual which highlights a lot of questions a beginner can
face. There are such specific issues as a principle of functioning
of the JustLink.
An advanced user will obviously guess who is a
manufacturer of the chipset and pickup. I wouldn't state that this
drive is just an OEM version of the MP-7125A-DP from Ricoh, but
it is definitely very close to the Ricoh ones.
Here is what the Nero says you about the drive:
Some time ago ASUSTeK released a recorder of 12/10/32
with the SuperLink technology. Nevertheless, the front panel of
our hero says that it is equipped with the JustLink. The Nero, however,
says that it is exactly the SuperLink.
While working the drive whistles a bit. Discs ejected
after intensive reading are rather warm.
The appearance is very similar to the Ricoh.
A tray door, a headphones jack, a mechanical volume
control, an emergency ejection hole and one LED. The drive can be
installed both in vertical and horizontal positions.
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