TDK Electronics Corp. will introduce an internal ATAPI/IDE CD ReWriter drive capable of 8X write, 4X rewrite and 32X data read speeds.
Of special interest to music aficionados is the device’s combination of fast writing and rewriting speeds with bit-perfect 24X “ripping” – the fastest digital audio extraction speed in the industry, according to TDK.
The ripping speed translates into the ability to convert a 3-minute CD track to a computer WAV file in just 9 seconds – ready to be dubbed to a blank CD-R or CD-RW disk, or converted to an Internet-ready compressed music file.
The TDK veloCD Model 8432ai ReWriter will be available in the fourth quarter of this year for about $349.
Additional details on the company and its multimedia storage products are posted at www.tdk.com.