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Verbatim Ships 40x CD Burner

32x model also available By Dave Nagel
Verbatim has started shipping two new models in its line of CD burners. These include one model that writes at 40x, rewrites at 10x and reads at 48x. The drive is available now.

The 40x writer is an internal ATAPI-EIDE drive with support for Ultra-DMA Mode2. It has a 2 MB buffer and a typical access time of 120 ms. It writes 6,000 KB per second, rewrites 1,800 KB per second and reads 7,200 KB per second.


In addition to the 40x10x48 model, Verbatim has also started shipping its new 32x10x40 CD-RW drive (32x write, 10x rewrite, 40x read). Both models ship with CD recording software and CD labeling software, as well as Verbatim CD-R and CD-RW media. The 32x write is an internal ATAPI model with a 2 MB buffer and 100 ms access time. tt writes at 4,800 KB per second, rewrites ar 1,800 KB per second and reads at 6,000 KB per second.

The Verbatim 40x10x48 CD-RW drive sells for $179.99. The 32x10x40 CD-RW drive goes for $149.99. Both models can be installed in Macintosh and Windows systems. For more information, visit http://www.V-PGI.com. (The Web site lists both models as having a 12x rewrite speed. System requirements also seem to vary depending on which portion of the site you read.)


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 dnagel@digitalmedianet.com.

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