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Compaq

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A Yamaha OEM make. It performed
almost as well as the Yamaha.

Compro CD-RW 426I:
Internal IDE Drive.
Speeds: 4x write, 2x rewrite, 6x read.
Software for CD-R: Adaptec Easy CD Creator
Software for CD-RW: Adaptec Direct CD
Cache: 2 MB
Price: Rs 19,891
Drivers: Win 32 drivers only.
Vendor: Softalk Technologies, 4/14A Asaf Ali Road, New Delhi 110002 Tel:
11-3276291, 3289584
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Internal IDE Drive.
Speeds: 4x write, 2x rewrite, 6x read.
Software for CD-R: Adaptec Easy CD Creator
Software for CD-RW: Adaptec Direct CD
Cache: 2 MB
Price: Rs 19,891
Drivers: Win 32 drivers only.
Vendor: Softalk Technologies, 4/14A Asaf Ali Road, New Delhi 110002 Tel:
11-3276291, 3289584


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The winner of this shootout. It gave a
significantly higher capacity, almost 100 MB more than the others on a formatted RW disk.
But the time taken to format the disk is high and the throughput, low. You cannot copy
data onto a RW using Explorer. Files have to dragged into the FileCD window.

Sony
CRX100E

Internal IDE Drive.
Speeds: 4x write, 2x rewrite, 24x read.
Software for CD-R: Sony CD Maker v3.5
Software for CD-RW: FileCD
Cache: 1 MB
Price: Rs 21,500
Drivers: Win 32 drivers only.
Vendor: Multimedia Technologies, 402 Red Rose, 49-50 Nehru Place, New Delhi 110019
Tel: 11-6284578, 6234677

Internal IDE Drive.
Speeds: 4x write, 2x rewrite, 24x read.
Software for CD-R: Sony CD Maker v3.5
Software for CD-RW: FileCD
Cache: 1 MB
Price: Rs 21,500
Drivers: Win 32 drivers only.
Vendor: Multimedia Technologies, 402 Red Rose, 49-50 Nehru Place, New Delhi 110019
Tel: 11-6284578, 6234677


HP

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The disaster recovery software
helps you quickly restore custom software settings, and data files on your hard drive from
backups. The drive performed very well during the tests, but lost out on price. If the
price had been around Rs 21,000, it would have been the topper in this shootout.

HP
SureStore Plus 8100i:
Internal IDE Rewriter.
Speeds: 4x write, 2x rewrite, 8x read.
Software for CD-R: Adaptec Easy CD Creator
Software for CD-RW: Adaptec Direct CD
Cache: 1 MB
Price: Rs 26,324
Drivers: Win 32 drivers only.
Vendor: HP India, Chandiwala Estate, Maa Anandmai Marg, New Delhi 110019
Tel:11-6826000
Internal IDE Rewriter.
Speeds: 4x write, 2x rewrite, 8x read.
Software for CD-R: Adaptec Easy CD Creator
Software for CD-RW: Adaptec Direct CD
Cache: 1 MB
Price: Rs 26,324
Drivers: Win 32 drivers only.
Vendor: HP India, Chandiwala Estate, Maa Anandmai Marg, New Delhi 110019
Tel:11-6826000


Traxdata

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The drive is a Yamaha OEM make,
though the software recognizes it as a Traxdata 4260El Pro. The drivers have to be loaded
from a floppy. WinOnCD, the software has a slightly steep learning curve.

Traxdata
CDRW 4260EL Pro:
Internal SCSI drive.
Speeds: 4x write, 2x rewrite, 6x read.
Software for CD-R/ CD-RE: WinOnCD 3.5 OEM
Software for CD-RW: PacketCD
Cache: 2 MB
Price: Rs 19,600
Drivers: Win 3.x/Win 32
Vendor: Traxdata Technologies, Plot No 47, Parkland, Behind Wakefield, Nagar Road,
Pune 411014 Tel: 20-685491,685492


Yamaha

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Yamaha’s generous 2 MB cache
greatly reduces the chances of “buffer Underrun” error. The software has a
user-friendly interface, and sports convenient wizards. Direct CD can be launched at
startup and sits in the system tray, to enable quick launch.

Yamaha
CRW 4260 T:
Internal SCSI Rewriter.
Speeds: 4x write, 2x rewrite, 6x read.
Software for CD-R: Adaptec Easy CD Creator
Software for CD-RW: Adaptec Direct CD
Cache: 2 MB
Other: Flash upgrades available in the Website
Optional: Adaptec SCSI card
Price: Rs 21,420
Drivers: Win 32
Vendor: Softalk Technologies, 4/14A Asaf Ali Road, New Delhi 110002 Tel:
11-3276291, 3289584
Internal SCSI Rewriter.
Speeds: 4x write, 2x rewrite, 6x read.
Software for CD-R: Adaptec Easy CD Creator
Software for CD-RW: Adaptec Direct CD
Cache: 2 MB
Other: Flash upgrades available in the Website
Optional: Adaptec SCSI card
Price: Rs 21,420
Drivers: Win 32
Vendor: Softalk Technologies, 4/14A Asaf Ali Road, New Delhi 110002 Tel:
11-3276291, 3289584


Compro

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This was the only CD-R drive that
came in for the shootout. It’s a Panasonic OEM unit. The drive is extremely stable
and performs as well as the others. It’s a SCSI device and ships with its own Adaptec
SCSI card.

Compro 4x8x CD-R Kit : Internal SCSI Drive.
Speeds: 4x write, 8x read.
Software for CD-R: Adaptec Easy CD Creator
Cache: 1MB
Enclosed Media: 1 unmarked CD-R disk
Price: Rs 19,890
Drivers: Win 32 drivers only.
Vendor: Softalk Technologies, 4/14A Asaf Ali Road, New Delhi 110002 Tel:
11-3276291, 3289584
Internal SCSI Drive.
Speeds: 4x write, 8x read.
Software for CD-R: Adaptec Easy CD Creator
Cache: 1MB
Enclosed Media: 1 unmarked CD-R disk
Price: Rs 19,890
Drivers: Win 32 drivers only.
Vendor: Softalk Technologies, 4/14A Asaf Ali Road, New Delhi 110002 Tel:
11-3276291, 3289584