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CD-Erasable: It’s a Wipe Out

Don’t mess with success. That’s a lesson Coca Cola had to learn the hard way. Maybe it’s just me, but I think CD-Recordable (CD-R) is a proven success that should not risk being undermined by CD-Erasable, which is, in my opinion, of questionable advantage and may confuse the established market.

In DVD’s Own Image: DVD-Recordable Technology and Promise

This article was the first serious public look at the technical aspects of and market potential for DVD-Recordable (DVD-R). Some thirteen years later, it’s gratifying to see that DVD-R became, and indeed still remains, a beloved and universal means for enjoying, distributing, storing and archiving just about everything digital.

The Demise of Low-Run CD Replication

CD duplication is quickly replacing replication for making not only a few, but now larger and larger runs of discs. In fact, CD duplication is becoming so reliable and attractive that low-run replication is now on the way to being doomed.

Hoei Sangyo CDstation DSR-8880 CD Duplicator Review

Marketed in the United States as the MicroBoards Inferno, the DSR-8880 combines Hoei Sangyo’s uncompromising proprietary controller technology with a custom-designed tower enclosure to create the most polished CD duplicator on the market today.

CD-R/RW On the Go

Compact, lightweight portable CD-ROM drives that operate on the notebook’s or their own battery power and connect using a standard PCMCIA interface have been available for years. So why haven’t we had portable CD-R/RW drives?

Plextor PlexWriter 8/20 CD Recorder Review

Impressive writing and reading performance, solid construction, wide latitude in blank media selection, and comprehensive format and subcode support propel the PlexWriter 8/20 to the head of its class for uncompromising professional users in premastering, audio, and CD production environments.

Smart and Friendly’s 8X CD Rocket Review

With earth-shattering performance light years beyond anything else currently available, the Smart and Friendly 8X CD Rocket blasts into orbit propelled by the latest and greatest in CD recording technology, Sanyo Electric’s new CRD-R800S CD recorder.

Traxdata CDR 4120 PRO 4X Write/12X Read CD Recorder Review

Traxdata has done an admirable job with the CDR 4120 PRO in offering a solid and well-rounded package that successfully balances state-of-the-art 4X recording power with ease of use for both home and business users.

Chugai Boyeki Discmatic AD1050 Review

If you are in the market for a medium-duty, autoloading CD duplicator, Chugai Boyeki’s AD1050 is well worth considering. It operates effectively and reliably and offers a full range of functions in both PC and standalone configurations.

Why Set-Top DVD Needs to Read CD-R

It’s now been more than two years since I first talked about the need for DVD devices to read CD-R discs, but manufacturers of set-top DVD products still haven’t gotten the message.

Is Multi CD-R Too Late for the Party?

NEC and TEAC have fused Phase-Change Dual (PD) and CD-Recordable into a single hybrid device called Multi CD-R or CD-R Plus. A veritable Swiss Army Knife of optical storage, this new drive can read and rewrite PD media, read CD-ROMs at 20X CAV, and record CDs at double speed.

The Time is Right for MultiWrite

Isn’t it odd that with all the talk about the importance of DVD drives being able to read CD-Recordable and CD-ReWritable discs, no one has stopped to consider the desirability of DVD devices also being able to write these formats?

DVD-ROM and CD-R: The Compatibility Question Answered

As the first generation of DVD-ROM drives ushered in a brand-new day in high-density optical media storage, the same drives seemed to spell doom for die-hard CD-R users, who harbored a well-founded fear that they might have to abandon their investments in CD-R hardware and media and migrate to the new technology.

CD-R Printers, Media Makers, and the Writing on the Wall

With all of CD-R’s recent success, why is it, then, that disc printing still lags behind, in terms of technological growth, affordability, and installed base?

Running OPC: The Best Thing for CD-R, but What About DVD?

It’s hard to deny how far CD recorders have come in just a few years, but there are still particular features that set superior machines apart from the rest. The most notable of these is Running Optimum Power Control (OPC).