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Creative Labs Expands its Line of Multimedia Storage Solutions

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.

About Creative

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 requirements.

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.




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