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Ricoh leads the high-speed chase - New DVD+RW/+R drive has the fastest writing speed ever

  • 08 September, 2003 16:15

<p>Ricoh has launched the world fastest DVD+RW/+R drive. The impressive 4x writing speed will allow 4GB of data to be written in approximately 12 seconds.</p>
<p>The competitively priced MP5240A uses the dominant DVD format DVD+RW/+R. In recent years there has been much debate over whether the plus or minus format will win the rewriting race. Ricoh has long been an advocate of +RW/+R. In 2002 DVD+RW/+R quadrupled its worldwide market share and the major -R/-RW advocates all released combination +/- drives.</p>
<p>The MP5240A offers maximum compatibility with DVD video players and PC DVD-ROM drives making it easy to add, delete and edit recordings. The multi format is further enhanced with the inclusion of DVD+VR for video recording.</p>
<p>By focusing exclusively on the dominant +R/+RW format, Ricoh is able offer the security of a highly compatible and future proofed drive, but with competitive price of just $499.</p>
<p>Ricoh¡¦s proprietary ¡¥JustLink¡¦ buffer underrun software prevents errors during writing to CD-R/RW. Its ¡¥Lossless Linking¡¦ technology enables continuous write with precision that and assists during DVD writing. The newly developed 2LD1 lens pickup provides high output to DVD and CD and improves reliability.</p>
<p>RRP: $499 (inc GST). Ricoh drives and compatible media are available from specialists nationally. Contact 1300 363 741 or for details.</p>
Notes to editors
* In September 2001 Ricoh became the first to release a DVD+RW drive
* In April 2002 Ricoh released its first DVD+RW drive
* Speeds for the MP5240A: 4x DVD+RW, 4x DVD+R, 8x DVD read, 24x CD-R, 10x CD rewrite &amp; 40x CD read
* The MP5240A also features:
* Internal Type ATAPI
* Anti-dust and low power consumption design
* Packet writing software - B's Clip 5
* DVD Recording software - TransRecorder
* DVD playback software - neoPlayer
* 2MB Buffer
* DVD/CD mastering software - B's Recorder GOLD5 BASIC
* DVD-video creating software - neoDVD standard 4.5
* One Year Ricoh Australia Warranty</p>
<p>Media enquiries
Scarlett Ewens at Write Away Communication + Events
ph (02) 9418 4909 or email</p>

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