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Eleven 20x/24x CD Burners

Memorex 24Maxx / Lite-On 24x10x40

The Memorex 24Maxx is not available in some regions. The Lite-On 24x10x40 is identical to the Memorex 24Maxx.

Memorex 24Maxx
ManufacturerMemorex
InterfaceIDE
Cache memory2 MB
Mechanical systemLite On
CD-R write modeZ-CLV
CD-R write speeds1x, 2x, 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x, 20x, 24x
CD-RW write speeds2x, 4x, 8x, 10x
Max read speed40x
Access time80 ms
Write modesDisk At OnceTrack At OnceMultisessionPacket WritingDisk At Once RAWOverburning
Buffer Underrun ProtectionBurn-Proof
Test firmware5WS2
PriceN/A

Memorex is a well-know brand in blank CD-R and CD-RW media. But it also has a full range of burners, the latest being the 24Maxx. It is based on Sanyo mechanics and looks it, having pretty much the same features. It has 2 MB of cache, Burn-Proof technology and burns CD-Rs at 24x max and in Z-CLV. The 80 ms (milliseconds) claimed for access time do, however, show progress compared to the Sanyo CRD-BP1500P, which takes well over 130 ms.

All the functions have been retained, such as overburning, CD Text and writing in DAO-RAW for backup fans. Note that this burner is easily recognized by the latest versions of Clone CD and Nero Burning Rom. The unit we tested has 5WS2 firmware. The 24Maxx comes with Roxio Easy CD Creator 5.01, a CD-RW and fastenings.