New 32x burner from ASUS
ASUS has announced a new burner for mid-January. As the name 'CRW-3212A' suggests, the blank CDs are burned at a speed of up to 32x. A CD with a capacity of 650 MB is written in around 3.5 minutes.
Rewritable CDs are written with 12x. The discs are read at 40x. The FlextraLink technology prevents buffer underruns, which means that CDs can no longer be rendered unusable. FlextraSpeed is designed to optimize the burning and reading of CDs. According to ASUS, these technologies require almost no system resources. So it is easily possible to use other programs during the recording process. The DDSS II from ASUS is designed to dampen the noise and vibrations of the burner. As already mentioned, the burner will be available from mid-January. The price is not yet known.