First 24x burner and blanks
Sanyo was the first manufacturer to bring a 24-fold burner onto the shelves of retailers. The Brainwave CDR-BP1500P is an IDE device. ONE Technologies offers a SCSI or FireWire variant on the same basis.
The burner landed in the first tests with an average data transfer rate of 22x. This makes it possible to completely write a CD in less than 3:30 minutes. Since all devices that exceed a speed of 16 times, however, use a CAV (Constant Angular Velocity) method, in which a constant speed is used, the burners no longer reach their maximum speed over the entire CD, but only reach it during the Half of the CD. The Brainwave CDR-BP1500P is available from specialist retailers for 550 Marks as an IDE version and for 850 Marks you can get the FireWire/SCSI version from ONE Technologies. In line with this, the first 24x CD blanks came onto the market in America. Verbatim was ahead of the game and was the first to deliver blanks that are suitable for this speed.