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Eleven 20x/24x CD Burners

Teac CD-W524EK

Teac CD-W524EK
ManufacturerTeac
InterfaceIDE
Cache memory2 MB
Mechanical systemTeac
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 time140 ms
Write modesDisk At OnceTrack At OnceMultisessionPacket WritingDisk At Once RAWOverburning
Buffer Underrun ProtectionSafe Link
Test firmware1.00
Price$125

Long ago, Teac used to be a major player in the burner market; those who had the wonderful CD-R55S know why. If it lost its place due to the relentless successes of Sanyo, Plextor and Yamaha, it did not lose the excellence of its products. Witness the CD-W524E. It has Safe Link anti-buffer underrun and 2 MB of cache. It records CD-Rs in 24x and Z-CLV, CD-RW in 10x, and reads CDs in 40x max.

The CDW512E comes with Nero Burning Rom 5.5 by Ahead Software, a Teac CD-R and CD-RW. It supports overburning, DAO-RAW, and reads CD-Text.