New Offering Is One of the
Fastest CD-RW Drives Available
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June
21, 1999-- Imation Corp. today announced the Imation CD-RW Super
Recorder 8x2x20, one of the fastest CD-RW desktop recorder bundles
available. The drive records at 8X speed, allowing users to burn a
disc in as fast as nine minutes. Plus, it provides the added
flexibility to work with CD-R or CD-RW discs.
The drive is the newest addition
to Imation's Super Recorder product family introduced in April,
which also includes the Imation CD-R Super Recorder 8x20 and the
Imation CD-RW Super Recorder 4x4x20.
"Imation has a solid history
in the optical media business. Our background has positioned us
well to offer new and faster CD packages that meet the needs of
corporate, small business and advanced home users," said Steve
Ladwig, president, Imation Data Storage and Information
Management. "The CD-RW Super Recorder 8x2x20 is perfect for
high-end applications such as graphic design, audio and multimedia
recording and software development."
The new drive utilizes a high
performance, plug-and-play Adaptec AHA-2930C SCSI card for quick
and easy installation and has a 4MB buffer, which prevents buffer
underrun, even at 8X recording speed.
The drive's rewrite capability and
its support of packet writing -- which allows users to write files
at a time, instead of tracks at a time to CD-R -- make it function
like a hard drive, with drag and drop simplicity.
Priced at $549 for the internal
version and $649 for an external version (MSRP - actual pricing
may vary), the Imation CD-RW Super Recorder 8x2x20 supports all
platforms. The internal version will be available in July, and the
external version in August. Both include a full suite of
high-performance recording, backup and archiving software. The
packages also include one blank Imation 8X Certified CD-R disc and
one CD-RW disc, and will be sold through authorized Imation
Imation recommends its 8X
Certified discs for the best performance on the new 8X speed
recorders. Imation also offers high quality 1X-4X CD-R, CD-RW and
CD-DA discs. About Imation Corp.
Imation supplies a variety of
products and services worldwide for the information and image
management industry, specializing in data storage and information
management, color management and imaging solutions. With the
company's history of quality, reliability and innovation, "Your
Business Is Safe With Imation." In 1998, the Company reported
revenues of approximately $2.0 billion. As of March 31, 1999,
Imation employed approximately 6,250 people worldwide.
Additional information about
Imation is available on the Company's Web site at www.imation.com
or by calling Imation toll-free at 1-888-466-3456. To receive
recent earnings and news releases, corporate information and
related shareholder services for Imation, call Imation's toll-free
shareholder information line at 1-888-IMN-NYSE (1-888-466-6973).
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Imation Corp., Minneapolis
Nan Farnsworth DeGonda, Marketing Communications Manager