WIRE)--Sept. 13, 1999--Adaptec, Inc. announced today that its
AVA-2903B SCSI card has been selected by Ricoh as the host I/O
card for its MediaMaster MP7060, Ricoh's 6X/4X/24X CD-R/CD-RW
drive. Adaptec's AVA-2903B SCSI card will be bundled with the
MP7060 and sold in the Ricoh kit, designated MP7060S.
The MP7060 is Ricoh's fastest
CD-R/CD-RW drive combination, and has a 6X CD-Recording speed
capability, 4X CD-R rewriting speed, and a 24X CD-reader. The
Adaptec AVA-2903B, a plug and play SCSI PCI card, provides the I/O
interface that optimizes these high CD-R and CD-RW data transfer
"We are pleased that Adaptec's
SCSI card is part of our latest CD-R/CD-RW solution, as this card
ensures the boost in performance that our customers need," said
Shinichi Okawa, senior vice president at Ricoh Disc, Media and
"Professionals in demanding
environments require speed and reliability, and our AVA-2903B
meets this requirement," said Jean-Eric Garnier, director of
personal computing solutions for Adaptec.
Peripheral devices using the SCSI
interface provide up to six times the speed of parallel port
devices and USB peripherals. In addition to speed, SCSI technology
includes a dedicated DMA processor which minimizes the possibility
of buffer underruns when making CDs. This means that users are
more likely to burn CDs successfully with SCSI CD-Rs then with USB
or ATAPI CD-Rs.
According to a recent report
written by CAPA, a system design and quality assurance testing
company, SCSI is the I/O interface of choice because SCSI has more
richness in types of peripherals it supports, as well as sheer
numbers of peripherals, than any other I/O technology. SCSI
peripherals include scanners, CD-ROMs and CD-recorders, hard
drives, tape backups, and Zip and Jaz drives. Also, SCSI provides
a connection for both internal and external devices.
Ricoh is the most recent in over a
dozen design wins for Adaptec in the peripherals market within the
last six months. Other SCSI design wins include Canon, Epson, TEAC
and Plextor, where an Adaptec SCSI card is being bundled with best
of breed CD-R and CD-RW drives, scanners and removable drives.
Adaptec moves the world's
information with host bus adapter, RAID and software products that
speed data to and from computers, peripherals and networks.
Founded in 1981 and with headquarters in Milpitas, Calif., Adaptec
is a global design, manufacturing, sales, service and distribution
company. More information on Adaptec and its products is available
About Ricoh DMS Center
Headquartered in Tustin, Calif.,
Ricoh Disc, Media and Systems Center (DMS), an operating unit of
Ricoh Company LTD, Japan, is a major OEM and supplier of CD-R/RW
drives, optical storage products, recordable media and related
software products. DMS-C is one of the original consortium members
who developed the CD-RW (rewritable) industry specifications, and
the first manufacturer to market a CD rewritable disc drive. Ricoh
holds many worldwide patents, including one for CD-RW media.
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