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Sony CRX175A-RP

Sony CRX175A-RP
ManufacturerSony
InterfaceIDE
Cache memory2 MB
Mechanical systemSony
CD-R write modeZ-CLV
CD-R write speed1x, 2x, 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x, 20x, 24x
CD-RW write speed2x, 4x, 8x, 10x
Maximum read speed40x
Access time150 ms
Write modesDisk At OnceTrack At OnceMultisessionPacket WritingDisk At Once RAW
Buffer Underrun ProtectionPower Burn
Test firmware1.0h
Price$140

Sony was one of the first burner manufacturers. Its offering is the CRX175A-RP, a 24x IDE burner with 2 MB of cache. It records CD-Rs in 24x using the Z-CLV mode, CD-RWs in 10x and CLV, and reads CDs in 40x max. It does not support overburning, which is something to note, handicapping it against the competition. However, it does have Power Burn technology, which is similar to Burn-Proof and prevents buffer underrun.

The burner comes with B's Recorder, B's Clip, Retrospect Express, Photo Base, Music Match Jukebox and Arcsoft Video Impression software.