|Specification of the MITSUMI
||Disc-At-Once, Track-At-Once, Session-At-Once,
MultiSession, Packet Writing
||CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, Photo CD, 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
||4x, 8x, 16x (CLV)
||4x, 10x, 12x
|Buffer underrun error prevention technology
||40x max (6000 KBytes/s)
|Price as tested
||up to $100
The drive ships in a Retail package.
The box contains:
- Illustrated installation manual in 14 languages
- Booklet with the whole range of Mitsumi devices
- CD with software for disc recording: Nero Burning Rom 22.214.171.124,
InCD 2.32 from Ahead Software
- CD-R Mitsumi for high-speed recording and High Speed CD-RW
- 4 screws
- Analog cable for connecting the drive to a sound card
- IDE cable.
|ATIP: 97m 24s 01f
Disc Manufacturer: Taiyo Yuden Company Ltd.
Reflective layer: Dye (Long strategy; e.g. Cyanine, Azo etc.)
Media type: CD-Recordable
Recording Speeds: min. unknown - max. unknown
nominal Capacity: 702.83 MBytes (79m 59s 73f / LBA: 359848)
|ATIP: 97m 27s 00f
Disc Manufacturer: Disc ID not allowed
Reflective layer: Phase change
Media type: CD-ReWritable
Recording Speeds: min. 4X - max. 8X
nominal Capacity: 651.86 MBytes (74m 12s 00f / LBA: 333750)
Character and method of recording:
I can't say Mitsumi remains as popular as it was
before. The CD-RW market is constantly undergoing changes, and to
attract customers one has to offer new technologies at an old price.
While increasing the speed Mitsumi doesn't let the prices to go
up too much, and the company feels well on the market of inexpensive
entry-level CD-RW drives. The CR-4809TE is one of the first models
with a possibility to rewrite CD-RW discs at 12x.
Here is what the Nero says you about the drive:
The recorder is based on the OAK Technology's chipset
The company works both in the retail and OEM spheres,
and the OEM version of the CR-4809TE drive comes with only 2 MBytes
buffer, while the Retail one has a 16 MBytes one.
Despite a high speed of operation Mitsumi was able
to produce a quiet model which doesn't vibrate much.
The appearance remains the same; one LED will inform
you about operation of the drive in several modes.
The drive can be installed both in vertical and
horizontal positions. There is a digital-out on the rear panel which,
however, is not marked and doesn't work correctly (but it wasn't
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