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Hewlett Packard announce two high-speed internal CD-writers.

Hewlett Packard announce two high-speed internal CD-writers. - 

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The HP CD-writer cd24ri is a maximum performance internal drive for users requiring fast write, rewrite and read speeds allowing users to write up to 700Mb of data or up to 80 minutes of audio in less than six minutes. The drive offers up to 24x write, 10x rewrite and 40x read speed and has an estimated street price of 179.  It also includes a complete software suite to meet the more advanced users' needs.

The HP CD-Writer cd16ri is a high-speed, mid-range drive with an estimated street price of 159. It allows users to store and share compressed audio files (including MP3s), digital images and digital information while offering up to 16x write, 10x rewrite and 40x read speed, a complete software suite and a simple EIDE interface.

Both models are bundled with all the software needed to create data and audio CDs, including:

  • HP CD Creation Software - Simplify the recording process and focus on what you want to record rather than how to record. Back up critical business and personal data to conserve hard-drive space and create audio CDs by following a step-by-step guide.
  • MusicMatch Jukebox - Download favourite MP3 files from the web and save to PC, burn to CD or transfer to an MP3 player.  Automatically run and read CDs, play, shuffle and repeat tracks. Audio CDs are automatically stored onto your PC for convenient access.
  • Arcsoft My PhotoCenter - Compile and catalogue video, sound, photo and text files to share with friends. Create slide shows and video postcards that can be emailed or posted on the Web.
  • Arcsoft VideoImpression - Create custom video messages, professional presentations and personal video projects with your own video clips and image files.

The CD-Writer cd24ri also comes with Nero 5.5  to store pictures and video clips onto Video and Super Video CDs, playable in any DVD player. CD creation package with built in virus checker. Includes all the usual authoring features plus more for the advanced user. Make professional sounding CDs using the fade-in and fade-out, noise reduction and pitch correction features.  Includes non-destructive editing.

"HP has pioneered and lead the CD-RW market for more than five years, gaining extensive knowledge of its customers' needs," said Charlie Ball, HP's UK storage product manager. "In response to our customers demands, hp now offers drives with increased performance and buffer underrun prevention technology to quickly and safely store information, music and photos to a CD."

The two CD-Writers are available from 1st  September 2001 at select retailers.






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