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Archive of posts tagged CD-ROM Professional

CD-E: Call It Erasable, Call It Rewritable, But Will It Fly?

This article was the first serious public look at the technical aspects of and market potential for CD-ReWritable (CD-RW). Known during its development as CD-Erasable (CD-E), CD-RW is an interesting chapter in the history of optical storage and, fanciful expectations of its promoters aside, continues to endure, long outliving most of its contemporaries.

Astarte’s Toast CD-ROM Pro 3.0 Review

Toast CD-ROM Pro 3.0 is easily the best general-purpose recording software currently available for the MacOS with enough polish, stability, and power to accomplish easily most professional, business, and hobbyist tasks.

Sony Announces Twin Laser Optical Pickups for Reading DVD, CD-ROM, and CD-R

Sensing a strategic market opportunity, Sony Corporation has now announced that it will be introducing two separate optical pickups capable of reading DVD, CD-ROM, and CD-R discs.

CD-E or Not CD-E?

Light finally shines at the end of the tunnel for CD-Erasable (CD-E) with formal market delivery anticipated at the November COMDEX exhibition in Las Vegas.

DVD: A Problem Ignored

Now just a darned minute! Wasn’t the new high-density DVD/DVD-ROM specification supposed to be backwards compatible? Wasn’t it implied that DVD drives could play existing CD-Recordable discs?

Hi Ho, Silver Disc! Verbatim Introduces New DataLifePlus CD-Recordable Media

To differentiate its products in what is fast becoming a commodity market, Verbatim Corporation is introducing its new DataLifePlus CD-Recordable media. Manufactured by Verbatim’s Japanese parent company, Mitsubishi Chemical Company in their combined Singapore production facility, DataLifePlus are the first CD-R discs using a lower cost silver alloy reflective layer.

The New Spressa 920: It’s a Sony

Given the Spressa’s impressive performance and the universal identification of its manufacturer’s name, many users’ first CD recorder will undoubtedly be a Sony.

Philips’ CDD522 Is Evolution, Not Revolution

Based on technology from the very popular and dependable CDD521 it replaces, Philips’ CDD522 ($3895) should be a sensible interim entry-level recorder until the next generation of double speed half-height mechanisms become available and demonstrate themselves as being stable.