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SmartDisk To Ship Portable FireWire CD-RW

Bus-powered model gets 16x10x24 speeds By Dave Nagel
SmartDisk says it will ship this month a new portable, FireWire-based CD-RW drive. The new portable model will offer speeds of 16x (write), 10x (rewrite) and 24x (read). It will be available for Macintosh and Windows systems.

The drive is designed for portability and does not require an external AC adapter, but is powered through the FireWire bus. It features buffer underrun prevention and plug and play support. It measures 5.6" x 7" x 1" and includes a headphone jack is built into the drive.

The new model comes with CD burning software for Macintosh and Windows. It will be available this month for $249.95. For more information, visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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