New Blaster CD-RW 6424 and PC-DVD
RAM 5.2GB Enable Corporate and Home Users To Record, Archive and
Distribute Multimedia Content
MILPITAS, Calif., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/
-- Creative Labs, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Creative
Technology Ltd., the leading provider of multimedia solutions for
personal entertainment and productivity, today announced the
latest additions to its family of multimedia storage solutions.
The new Blaster CD-RW 6424 is an easy-to-use solution for storage
and distribution of content with faster recording speeds. The new
PC-DVD RAM 5.2GB provides a cost-effective solution for storing
and archiving massive amounts of data. The Blaster CD-RW 6424 is
an excellent solution for small businesses and home PC
enthusiasts, while PC-DVD RAM is the perfect storage and archiving
solution for corporate information systems.
"Media-rich content continues to
deliver increasingly compelling experiences while demanding larger
storage space," said Hock Leow, Creative's Chief Technology
Officer. "The home user is looking for a user-friendly solution to
record and store CD audio, MP3 files and digital photos, while the
business user needs a reliable, broadly-compatible solution for
storage, archiving and distribution of multimedia content.
Creative now offers solutions to meet all of these needs."
Blaster CD-RW 6424
The follow-up to the successful
Blaster CD-RW 4224, the Blaster CD-RW 6424 now writes CD-Rs at 6x
and CD-RWs at 4x, and reads CD-ROMs at up to 24X (a maximum read
of 3,600KB/sec). It stores up to 650MB of data or over 74 minutes
of CD audio on a single CD-R or CD-RW disc, offering customers the
perfect solution for archiving files, storing large databases or
compiling MP3 files. By using inexpensive CD-R and CD-RW discs
that are easily read by standard CD-ROM drives, the Blaster CD-RW
delivers a low-cost alternative to sharing files at a fraction of
the cost of Zip(TM) disks. Blaster CD-RW includes Ahead Software's
Nero CD burning software and Prassi Software's abCD packet writing
software, plus one blank CD-R.
PC-DVD RAM 5.2GB
Based on the DVD Forum's re-writeable
DVD format, Creative PC-DVD RAM offers users 5.2GB of storage
capacity on one double-sided DVD-RAM cartridge. In addition,
PC-DVD RAM can also read DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, CD Audio, CD-ROM,
CD-R and CD-RW and Video CD discs. With its massive storage
capacity, PC-DVD RAM provides the perfect solution for backing up
a complete hard drive or archiving enormous multimedia files.
PC-DVD RAM connects to a PC via a SCSI interface ensuring reliable
transfer of data. One DVD-RAM cartridge is included, plus Creative
offers a 5-pack separately for US$199.99.
Pricing and Availability
The Blaster CD-RW 6424 and PC-DVD
RAM will be available at the end of July through Creative's
extensive network of distributors and resellers at an estimated
street price of US$249.99 and US$599.99 respectively.
Creative Technology Ltd. develops,
manufactures and markets a wide array of advanced multimedia
solutions for the PC, entertainment, education and productivity
tools market. Creative's products are marketed through the OEM,
systems integrators and retail channels under a variety of
trademarks, including the "Blaster" family name. With the new
Sound Blaster PCI standard, Creative has produced a solution that
utilizes a combination of hardware and software for near-perfect
compatibility with existing DOS and Windows titles. Creative's
corporate headquarters and primary manufacturing are based in
Singapore, with sales, distribution, research and development
being carried our through an extensive, global network of
subsidiaries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.
This announcement relates to
products being launched in the United States of America. The
product names, contents, prices and availability may differ
elsewhere in the world according to local factors and
NOTE: Sound Blaster and Blaster
are registered trademarks and PC-DVD, of Creative Technology Ltd.
in the U.S. and other countries.
SOURCE: Creative Labs, Inc.