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Verbatim's got CD-Rs certified for 24x recording

Burn a CD in 3 minutes

Updated Verbatim is claiming its got the industry's first CD-R discs certified for full-speed 24x recording.

Its press statement says that "in addition to providing highly reliable audio, video and data recordings at speeds of up to 3.5 MBps with the new 24x drives and 3.0MBps with the new 20x drives, the media can be used with existing CD drives at speeds ranging from 1x to 16x."

"With our new 24x CD-R discs, you can burn an entire CD in about three minutes, or about 40 per cent faster than with 16x media," said Ron Hanafin, Verbatim CD marketing manager.

Verbatim says its 24x CD-R discs have been qualified by CD-R drive manufacturers such as Sanyo, Yamaha, Ricoh and Plextor for high-speed recording.

Volume shipments of the discs are available immediately. ®


Ricoh says it has had 1-24x CD-R's available since the beginning of May, included in its MP7200A-DP 20x 10x 32 CD-RW drive kit.

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