|Specification of the Acer
||Disc-At-Once, Track-At-Once, Session-At-Once,
MultiSession, Packet Writing
||CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, Photo CD (single-and
multi-sessions), 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 - unsupported
|Average access time
||2x, 4x, 6X
||1x, 2X, 4x
|Buffer underrun error prevention technology
||6x max (900 KBytes/s) - USB 1.1
12x max (1800 KBytes/s) - PCMCIA
24x max (3600 KBytes/s) - FireWire
|Price as tested
The device ships in a Retail package.
The box contains:
- Installation Manual
- User Manual
- Guide for the Nero Burning Rom program
- Sheet of paper saying that the device supports Seamless Link
and Smart Detect technologies
- CD with software for making records: Nero Burning Rom 22.214.171.124
and InCD 1.7 from Ahead Software.
- Power supply unit and a standard USB cable for connection of
the recorder to the computer
- Diskette with drivers for Windows 95/98/2000
- CD-RW disc;
ATIP: 97m 22s 60f
Disc Manufacturer: Acer Media Technology, Inc.
Reflective layer: Phase change
Media type: CD-ReWritable
Recording Speeds: min. unknown - max. unknown
nominal Capacity: 656.20 MBytes (74m 41s 50f / LBA: 335975)
The MiniRW CRW-6424MU dominates on the market of
external CD recorders. And only the Iomega Predator can keep up
with it. The MiniRW fits excellently your hand. Besides, the device
is light and pleasant to look at.
All functional buttons, including a headphones
jack and a volume control, are placed very conveniently. It is also
important since the drive can be used as a usual separate CD player.
The MiniRW is detected by the system the following
Like many other USB recorders, this one seems to
be based on an IDE model as well. You can't, however, take it out
of the case and install in a usual system block. But to create such
a drive as CRW-6424MU developers can redesign the available components.
The adapter was realized right in the interface cable so that the
drive wouldn't become larger.
The MiniRW has a MicroCentronics interface which
allows us to use cables-adapters with standard connectors without
additional adapters. But if you want to connect the CRW-6424MU to
a FireWire interface you have to buy a $30 cable.
The only drawback in operation is a noticeable
noise of a laser head in case of frequent random access to data.
The noise was louder in the Advanced DAE Test.
The Nero provided us with the following data on
A light weight (0.52 kg) and small dimensions (146
X 42 x 198mm) will allow you to carry the drive from one computer
to another, while the Seamless Link technology will significantly
reduce the number of damaged discs.
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