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Plextor Ships 24x Portable CD-RModel offers USB 2.0 interfaceModel offers USB 2.0 interface
According to Plextor, the new drive offers 24x write, 10x rewrite and 24x read speeds when hooked up through a USB 2.0 connection. It's also backward-compatible with USB 1.1 for systems that lack USB 2.0 support. Plextor says the USB 2.0 throughput is available for Mac OS X and Windows, with USB 1.1 support for Mac OS 8.6/9.x.
It has a 2 MB buffers with buffer underrun prevention technologyand offers burst speeds of 480 megabits per second in USB 2.0 and 12 megabits per second in USB 1.1. It supports Track-at-Once, Disc-at-Once, Session-at-Once, Multisession, and variable/fixed packet writing.
The portable 24/10/24U weighs less than a pound and measures 5.5" x 0.87" x 6.73". It's available now for $199. For more information, visit http://www.plextor.com.
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