|Specification of the Memorex
||Disc-At-Once, Track-At-Once, Session-At-Once,
MultiSession, Packet Writing
||CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, Photo CD (single
and multisessions), CD-I, CD-Text, 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
||$100–150 (depends on a package)
The drive ships in a Retail package.
The box contains:
- Operating manual in the form of a poster in 7 languages;
- Quick guide in 7 languages;
- Register card (with instruction in case of damage of the drive
of questions about its operation);
- CD with software for disc recording EasyCD Creator 4.02e and
DirectCD 3.02 from Roxio;
- CD with eJay;
- 50 CD-Rs Memorex in a CakeBox;
- 4 screws;
- Analog cable for connecting the drive to a sound card.
This recorder is a result of the agreement of Memorex
and Lite-On. Its appearance is very similar to the Lite-On 12X/10X/32X
MAX CD-RW DRIVE except the writings on the front panel.
The buffer underrun error prevention technology
is BURN-Proof. No secret that the patent belongs to Sanyo. The most
of recorders based on the chipset or pickup from Sanyo specify this
technology. Some other drives which use the Sanyo's filling call
it differently. It is obvious that it is necessary to get the go-ahead
from Sanyo. The situation with Lite-On is not clear. As we have
found out their drives have no chips from Sanyo.
Here is what the Nero says you about the drive:
On the whole, there is almost no any information
on this Memorex drive. When we tested it their site
had no data concerning the TwelveMAXX. It also concerns the Lite-On
drives. The official site
is scanty both in information and in technical support.
The drive, however, has an attractive price, come
with 50(!) discs.
The software is also interesting. Memorex prefers
a more expensive but easier to use solution from Adaptec/Roxio to
the Nero from Ahead Software. Apart from the software there is a
video clip, pdf files of probably a user's manual (but I failed
to open them though I tried all versions of the Adobe Acrobat Reader
from 3.05 to 5.0).
The eJay program will make you feel a DJ and help
create your own composition.
The front panel is typical of Lite-On.
A traditional rectangular tray, a headphones jack,
a recessed mechanical volume control, a tray button, an emergency
ejection hole and one LED. On the rear panel there is a digital-out.
When working the drive make quite a lot of noise
and visibly vibrates. Besides, it has problems with recognition
of cheap cyanine CD-Rs.
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