|Specification of the MSI MS-8312:
||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-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 - unsupported
|Average access time
||2x, 4x, 8X, 12X
||2X, 4x, 8X
|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:
- Quick Installation Guide in 7 languages;
- CD with software for disc recording Nero Burning Rom 220.127.116.11
and InCD 1.9.0 from Ahead Software;
- Manual on the Nero;
- General recommendations on handling the drive;
- High Speed CD-RW disc (4X–8X);
- 4 screws;
- Analog cable for connecting the drive to a sound card;
- Diskette with MS-DOS drivers.
ATIP: 97m 26s
Disc Manufacturer: CMC Magnetics
Reflective layer: Phase change
Media type: CD-ReWritable
Recording Speeds: min. 4X – max.
nominal Capacity: CMC Magnetics
This drive is a result of the OEM collaboration
of MSI and Acer. The appearance, technical characteristics and accessories
are almost the same as of the Acer's
The only disadvantage of such similiarity is that
even the design hasn't changed. The MS-8312, like the Acer CRW 1208A,
is identified as "ATAPI CD-R/RW 12x8x32".
We have already written about the Seamless Link
you can learn about it.
The front panel is not so roundish as that of the
Acer's one. The only it lacks for is a button for audio CD playback
without additional utilities.
A traditional tray door, a headphones jack, a mechanical
volume control, a tray button, an emergency ejection hole and two
LEDs. On the rear panel there is a digital-out.
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