FE SPRINGS, Calif., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Memorex again takes the lead in blank media
with the introduction of 700MB capacity CD-Recordable and 80 minute Music CD-R media.
The CD-R 700MB disc is Memorex's first high capacity recordable CD
featuring 700MB or 80 minutes of capacity. Compatible with leading software supplied with
most CD recordable drives, this new product gives consumers the benefit of increased
capacity without making their current drives or software obsolete. Shipping in June, the
high capacity media will be available in a convenient 10-pack for a MSRP of $27.99.
"The average hard drive is full within the first 18
months of use," said Steve Johnson, Vice President of Media Products. "By increasing
the recording capacity of a single disc, we can give the consumer the added flexibility
and storage capacity they need, without forcing them to buy new recording equipment and
software. This new product has also led to the development of a home audio recordable CD
with an 80-minute capacity."
The new home audio version of the product is the CDR-DA 80
Music CD-R disc, which offers consumers an incredible 80 minutes of capacity and is
designed for use with the emerging home audio CD recorder. These audio components are
quickly replacing cassette decks and do not require a computer for music duplication. The
80 minute Music CD-R 5-Pack has a suggested retail price (MSRP) of $19.99 and is now
shipping. Other Music CD-R DA products that continue are the 74 minute 3-Pack (SRP $9.99),
5-Pack (SRP $14.99) and 10-Pack (SRP $24.99) retail packages.
In the CD-RW computer format, Memorex is introducing a
25-Pack spindle which has a MSRP of $74.99, breaking the $3.00 per disc barrier for the
first time while providing consumers with a convenient, space saving design.
"Memorex has always led the way in media pack
configurations," added Johnson. "In fact, in 1998, our 50-pack CD-R spindle pack was
a leading item in retail dollar volume, according to figures released by PC Data research.
And what's truly amazing is that CD-RW media retailed at over $20 per disc less than a
year ago. Consumers can now take full advantage of the CD ReWritable format with these
more affordable CD-RW media prices."
Memorex is a industry leading manufacturer and marketer of
computer peripherals, recordable media and accessories. In addition to its computer
products, Memorex continues to maintain its own line of audio and video media products.
Since the early 70's, Memorex has been one of the most widely recognized names in the
consumer electronics industry. Today, it remains a well-respected brand in both the
consumer electronics and computer industries. Memorex is headquartered in Santa Fe
Springs, CA., and is a subsidiary of Memtek Products, Inc. For more information on Memorex
products, call 1-800-636-8368, or visit the company's web site at