The First USB 2.0 drive for PCs to reach the market
QPS announced today that they will start shipping their USB 2.0 external CD-RW drive. The drive is able to both write and rewrite at 8 speed and read at 32 speed. The drive has a 2 Mb buffer to prevent buffer underruns.
If you don’t have a USB 2.0 capable computer then this drive will still do it’s work. Using a USB 1.1 connection it will still be able to write and rewrite at 4 speed and will read your CD’s back at 8 speed.
QPS Inc. (www.qps-inc.com) announced today that its Que! USB 2.0 8×8x32 external CD-RW drive, for USB 2.0-equipped PCs, is now shipping.
The fast, new drive is also backward compatible with USB 1.1 (for USB 1.1-equipped PCs) at speeds of 4×4x8. The Que! USB 2.0 allows users to utilize the high-speed capabilities of USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed USB) to easily and quickly record, erase and rewrite CDs — and is ideal for archiving and exchanging any kind of data including MP3 audio.
Que! is the first USB 2.0 CD-RW drive for PCs to arrive at major retailers such as CompUSA and Fry’s Electronics.
“Our new Que! USB 2.0 drive capitalizes on the new Hi-Speed USB format, which supports transfer rates up to 480Mbps, allowing use of devices that demand much higher bandwidth, such as fast CD-RW drives and hard drives,” said Pierre Abboud, vice president of QPS. “This unique ability gives consumers more choices and the option of using our faster CD-RW drive, now with a USB 1.1-equipped computer, and to use the same drive at even faster speeds when they upgrade to USB 2.0 or buy a new computer equipped with the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface.”
In addition to 8x write and rewrite speeds, the Que! offers up to 32x read performance on both CD-R and CD-RW media. Complete and ready to install, the plug-and-play drive comes with 2MB of buffer RAM for application flexibility. It also includes CD mastering software, CD-R and CD-RW media, a protective carrying bag and all necessary accessories. The U.S. price is $249 MSRP.
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