the AOpen CRW 4048 :|
Session-At-Once, MultiSession, Packet Writing|
||CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-Audio,
CD Extra, CD Text, CD-I, CD-Bridge,
Photo-CD, Video CD, Hybrid CD|
|Read/write support in Raw-mode
||RAW-DAO - supported |
Write Simulation - supported
CD+G RAW-DAO - supported
RAW-SAO - supported
RAW-SAO Write Simulation - supported
|Average access time
||4x, 8x, 12x (CLV) |
16x, 20x, 24x,
32x, 40x (Z-CLV),
||4x, 8x, 10x,
|Buffer underrun error prevention technology
|Optimal write speed and laser power technology
||Ultra DMA 33|
The drive ships in a Retail package.
The box contains:
- Installation manual
- CD with software for disc recording: Nero Burning
Rom 188.8.131.52 from Ahead Software and InCD 3.2.4
- CD-R AOpen for high-speed
recording and High Speed CD-RW 4x-12x
- 4 screws
cable for connecting the drive to a sound card.
|ATIP: 97m 15s 17f
Disc Manufacturer: Ritek Co.
Reflective layer: Dye (Short strategy;
Speeds: min. unknown - max. unknown
59s 73f / LBA: 359848)
97m 10s 00f |
Unknown Disc Identification Code
layer: Phase change
Speeds: min. 4X - max. 8X
59s 74f / LBA: 359849)
Like the 24x
model, this one lacks for an IDE cable. While it's excusable for Bulk and OEM
packages, a Retail bundle must have everything for connection of the drive.
The Nero Info Tool utility provides the following information on the AOpen's
we revealed one peculiarity of the AOpen's models. While the CRW2440 couldn't
record media with ATIP 4M (e.g. Mirex) at the speeds over 12x, the CRW 4048 allows
for maximum of 24x with the JustSpeed disabled.
not a big downside as we offered the Mirex discs of the maximum speed of 24x,
but most other CD-RW drives can offer higher write speeds for media with such
ATIP. It's interesting that for all 10 discs we offered for the drive the speed
wasn't lower than 8x. As a result, the cyanine SKC was recorded at 8x.
exterior of the drive copies the previous models.
the 24x model, the new one has a solid tray, i.e. without a flap lid. It houses
headphone jack, a mechanical volume control, an emergency ejection hole and one
small LED. The drive can be installed both in vertical and horizontal positions.
The tray drives out quickly right after you press the Eject button.
drives makes much noise in operation, or even drones. Discs ejected from the CRW
4048 after intensive reading are quite warm. Back
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