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TEAC Announces new 8x8x32 CD-RW & SCSI/FireWire 12x10x32 Drive

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- TEAC, a world leader in the manufacture of CD-ROM, DVD-ROM and CD-R/RW storage technology, today announces a new high- speed 8x8x32 USB CD-Rewriteable Drive. The company also announces that in addition to its complete line up of 8X and 4X drives, new SCSI and FireWire models of its popular 12x10x32 are scheduled to ship in December.

TEAC's latest 8x8x32 CD-RW drive both writes and rewrites at 1200KB per second (8X) and reads at a 4.8MB per second (32X) data transfer rate. High performance speeds, coupled with an 80ms average access time and 2MB data buffer, makes the new CD-RW an extremely efficient and reliable device for creating, copying and backing up CDs. The 8x8x32 allows users to create up to 700MB of data and the equivalent of 80 minutes of audio onto popular CD-R media for permanent storage or onto reusable CD-RW media for personal back up. In addition, the 8x8x32 boasts an MTBF (mean time between failure) of 100,000 POH (power on hours), proving its long-lasting performance and durability.

"TEAC is driven to provide the latest storage solutions for a highly demanding and constantly changing community," stated Les Luzar, division manager, TEAC America's Data Storage Products Division. "We're proud to introduce the 8X into TEAC's existing 4X and 12X product line up, offering consumers a complete line of quality CD-RW products. And we're also happy that while most other 8X drives offer 4X rewrite, with our new 8x8x32, users now don't have to sacrifice rewrite speed for total drive performance."

The 8x8x32 CD-RW includes everything needed for easy plug-and-play attachment internally via the IDE/ATAPI interface. The drive also comes with an Adaptec software suite that includes Adaptec Easy CD Creator 4, Adaptec Direct CD, Adaptec CD Copier and Adaptec Jewel Case Creator. The complete kit contains everything users need to create their own custom audio and data CDs, including blank CD-RW and CD-R media.

The 8x8x32 is available as a complete kit that supports Windows 95/98/Me/NT and Windows 2000 Professional at an MSRP of $179.00. Like all of TEAC's Data Storage Products, the 8x8x32 (model #CD-W58E) can be found at participating retailers throughout the country and is available to resellers and VARs through the company's network of authorized distributors.

TEAC Corporation, based in Tokyo, Japan, has been an innovator and worldwide leader in the development and manufacturing of audio, video and data recording technologies since 1953. Its products are utilized in the computer data storage, consumer and professional audio and industrial video and instrumentation markets.

TEAC's Data Storage Products Division, the largest subsidiary of TEAC Corporation, is a pioneer in both magnetic and optical recording technologies and is well respected for manufacturing the most innovative, high performance CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-R/RW and floppy drives for both desktop and notebook computers.

TEAC data storage products are sold throughout the world and can be found in more personal computers than any other brand. The company sells its products to leading PC system manufacturers, commercial and industrial distributors, computer retail and mail order companies as well as online at

TEAC America, Inc. is active in the development, sales and marketing of these removable storage products throughout the United States, Canada and Latin America.

SOURCE: TEAC America, Inc.

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