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New Computer Drive Shifts from CD Burning to DVD Playback

18 Mar, 2002 By: Hive News

CD-related equipment maker Plextor Corp. has paired a four-function computer drive that will let users record CDs and play DVDs.

"The new PlexCombo drive provides Plextor customers with a sound investment and an effortless transition from CD to DVD technology," said Howard Wing, Plextor VP of sales and marketing. "We expect this drive will be used for many personal and business applications, including storing and sharing multimedia files and presentations, Web pages and digital images, as well as enjoying the more than 5,000 DVD video titles available today."

The company announced the PlexCombo 20/10/40-12A optical disc drive to deliver fast recording performance with 20X CD recording and 10X CD rewriting, along with playback speeds of 40X-max CD-ROM and 12X-max DVD-ROM.

Available in a standard half-height size, the combination drive requires a standard desktop computer drive bay and can be installed either vertically or horizontally. The Enhanced-IDE (ATAPI) interface is compatible with a wide range of systems, a spokesperson said.

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