Computer & Music
In October 2002 Japanese company TEAC launched the CD-W548E and the CD-W552E, both promising trouble-free and fast reading and writing of audio CD as well as CD-Rom and more standards. With a burning speed of 48x in write and 16x in rewrite mode and a 48x reading speed, pro-music-news used the CDW548E for a couple of weeks in different working situations such as like burning backups on CD-Rom, grabbing, copying and writing audio and data CDs with Linux OS and Windows using both very cheap unbranded and expensive media. The unit performed excellently and even read old and sometimes badly scratched audio CDs without problems. Readout of music data works via IDE instead of using the analog out of the drive to overcome faults reading audio CDs. Due to the Mount Rainier Industry Standard including support for trouble-free use of CD-RW Media anchored in the hardware all operating systems worked perfectly with the new TEAC burner without any fault during a period of more than four weeks.
The TEAC CD-W548E (48x/16x/48x ATAPI/IDE) and the even faster TEAC CD-W552E (52x/24x/52x ATAPI/IDE) come with Nero Software for windows, CD-RW blank, and connecting cables. Supports: multiread (CD-R/W disk readable), standards audio CD, D-ROM/XA, video CD, CD-I, multisession photo-CD, karaoke CD, I-Trax, CD-Extra, CE-text, windows 98/ME/2000/XP/NT, Netware, SOC, Unix, Linux, OS/2 Warp, and MPC level 3.