The guys at CDR-Info have been really busy! They bust out not 1, but 4 reviews!
Well, here they are...
The ASUS CRW-1610A is a 16x10x40 CD-RW IDE and was shipped at December
2001. You might think this recording proposal of ASUS will not have the expected
response ,as it comes out late. The answer is that you should firstly test the
drive and then come up with conclusions about performance and whether such a
buy is worthless. ASUS seems to have an ace in the sleeve and this is what we
are about to examine.
Samsung is one of the last few manufacturers that ships 24x writing CD-RW
drive. The overall performance is not the best you can find in this category
but it's not the worst either. The drive supports 24x writing, 10x re-writing
and 40x reading. In addition includes "ExacLink", overburing up to
99minutes and can backup accurately SD2 protected CDs.
AOpen enters the DVD+RW format with the RW5120A. The drive supports 2.4x
DVD+RW writing and it has many similarities with Ricoh Mp5120A and Philips's
DVD208. We compare side to side the three DVD+RW drives. How similar those three
drives are? Are there any major performance differences? What about the price?
Traveller II combo
Freecom Traveller II combo drive is an external 8x/4x/24x/8x DVD/CD-RW combo
player, designed for all those that ask for a portable drive able to write their
daily CDs and read almost all kind of DVD media in the same drive. The drive
offers a connection interface flexibility due to Freecom Multi connect interface
(Parallel, PCMCIA, USB, USB-2, CardBus or IEEE-1394). Last can also play MP3
files and can be externally/battery powered.