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MSI announces XA52P, a SATA DVD/CD-ROM

Taiwanese Micro-Star International announced the first SATA DVD device supporting NCQ (Native Command Queuing), XA52P.

Brief features:

  • 52x CD-R, 24x CD-RW write, 52x CD-R, 16x DVD-ROM read
  • Serial ATA interface
  • PIO Mode 4, DMA Mode 2, UDMA Mode 2
  • 2MB buffer
  • 870 MB and 800 MB CD-R media supported
  • Mount Rainer
  • Vertical installation possible
  • Disc-at-Once, Track-at-Once, Session-at-Once, Multisession, Packet Writing, RAW Mode
  • Sized 145.8x41.4x170.8mm
  • Weighs 1.0kg

Other features include SoftBurn noise reduction, ABS (Anti-Bumping System), HyperGuard low-quality media protection.

In a separate note the company stated that the model works only with Intel 875P / 865PE / 865G / 865GV / 865P / 848P chipsets and doesn´t support PCI SATA controllers. The DVD-ROM is RPC-II (i.e. only 4 regional code changes accepted).

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