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Model  Interface Write
Speed
ReWrite
Speed
Read
Speed
Onboard
Cache 
Software
for CD-R Disks
Software
for CD-RW Disks
Software
Bundle 
Box
contents
Bundled  Price
(Rs)
Vendor
External
Drivers
Iomega
Predator
CDRW9602EXT-B
USB 24x 10x 40x Not mentioned Iomega HotBurn Iomega
HotBurn Drag ‘n’ Drop
Musicmatch
Jukebox, Adobe ActiveShare,
External
Power Supply, USB Cable, Audio Cable, External Power Supply,
One CD-R One CD-RW 12900 Ingram
Micro India, 43/44 Kalpataru Court, CG Marg Chembur, Mumbai 4000074,Tel:
022 5553200/4/7. Email: rakeshk@imindia.com 

 

Iomega
CDRW Drive CDRW6402EXT
USB 16x 10x 40x Not mentioned Iomega HotBurn Iomega HotBurn  Drag
‘n’ Drop
Musicmatch
Jukebox, Adobe ActiveShare, QuikSync for Windows; Iomega HotBurn and MGI
PhotoSuite for Mac
–Do– One CD-R One
CDRW
11900

–Do–

Plextor
PX-W2410TU
USB 24x 10x 40x 4 MB Nero 5.5.5.6 InCD Adobe
Acrobat Reader, Nero MediaPlayer, USB Storage Driver for
Power
Adapter, Manual, USB Cable,
 Emergency
Stick
One CD-RW 19950 Zeta
Technologies. A/2, Shreeji Niketan, 541/D, Dr Ambedkar Road, Tel:
022-4202288 
Yamaha
CRW 32001X-VK *
Firewire 24x 10x 40x 8 MB Nero 5.5.5.1 InCD NeroMix NeroMax Power
Adapter, FireWire Cable, Manual
One CD-R,  One
CD-RW
25000 Neoteric
Infomatique, B-20 Shriram Indl Estate, 13 GD Ambekar Road, Wadala, Mumbai
400031. Tel 022-4172600 Emai: saxena@neoteric-info.com 
Internal
IDE Drives
Samsung
SW-224
IDE 24x 10x 40x 2 MB Nero 5.5 InCD Nero Media
Player
IDE
cable, Audio cable, Manual
One CD-R, One
CD-RW
8500 Samsung
Electronics India Information & Telecom- munication, 47, Ring Road,
Lajpat Nagar III, New Delhi 110024. Tel: 011-6234626/6603/622099
Sony
CRX175M***
IDE 24x 10x 40x 2 MB B’s Recorder
Gold
B’s Clip Retrospect
Express, Musicmatch, ArcSoft PhotoBase, ArcSoft Video Impression
IDE
Cable, Memory Stick slot, Manual
None 15000 Rashi
Peripherals, 105, Unique House, Chakala Road, Andheri (E), Mumbai. Tel:
022-8260256-59 E-mail: kalavr@rptechindia.com 
Asus 
CRW-3212A*
IDE 32x 12x 40x 2 MB Nero 5.5.6.4 InCD Nero MediaPlayer IDE
cable, Audio Cable, Manual
One
CD-R, One CD-RW
10000 –Do–
Asus 
CRW-2410A
IDE 24x 10x 40x 2 MB Nero5.5.6.4 InCD Nero MediaPlayer IDE
cable, Audio Cable, Manual
One
CD-R, One CD-RW
7500 –Do–
Plextor
PX-W2410TA
IDE 24x 10x 40x 4 MB Nero
5.5
InCD Plextor
Manager 2000, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Nero MediaPlayer
IDE
Cable, Audio Cable, Manual
One CD-RW 9950 Zeta
Technologies. A/2, Shreeji Niketan, 541/D, Dr Ambedkar Road, Matunga (CR),
Mumbai 400019. Tel: 022-4202288. Email: tejas@zetaindia.com 
Plextor
PX-W4012TA*
IDE 40x 12x 40x 4 MB Nero 5.5.7.3 InCD Plextor
Manager 2000, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Nero MediaPlayer
IDE
Cable, Audio cable, Manual
One
CD-R, One CD-RW
12950 –Do–
Krypton
32x10x40x CD-Writer *
IDE 32x 10x 40x 2 MB NTI CD-Maker File CD Drive
Backup, Manual on CD manual on CD
IDE
cable, Audio Cablel
 One
CD-RW
5650 Priya, Podar Chambers, 109,
S.A. Brelvi Road, Fort, Mumbai 400001. Tel: 022-2663611/
3676/3900. E-mail: priyabom@ priyagroup.com 
Krypton 16x10x40x  IDE 16x  10x 40x 2 MB NTI CD-Maker File CD Drive Backup, Manual on CD  IDE cable, Audio Cable  One
CD-RW 
4450  –Do–
Benq 24x10x40x CD-Writer  IDE 24x  10x 40x  2 MB  PrimoCD Plus software Veritas DLA  Adobe Acrobat Reader, Audio Cable, Manual,
on CD
Audio
Cable, Manual DOS Driver Floppy
One
CD-RW, One CD-R 
6499

 

Benq
India, 302, Omega, Main Street, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai
400076. Tel 022-5705230-32. Email: pankajpamani@benq.com 
Yamaha
CRW3200E-VK
IDE 24x  10x 40x  8 MB Nero 5.5 InCD NeroMix IDE
cable, Audio Cable, Manual
One
CD-R, One CD-RW
10500

 

Integra
Microsystems, G5, Manual One CD-RW Swiss Complex, 33, Race Course 
Road, Bangalore 560001. Tel. 080-2250073/7027 Email: mktblr@integramicro.com 
*These were not ranked in the shootout either due to a different interface (Firewire) or due to higher speeds, for which corresponding media was not available in the market ***The Sony CRTX175M was the only drive that came with a slot for the Sony Memory Stick

Compiled by Sanjay Majumder

All drives carry one-year warranty

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