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  • 8 September 2003 16:15

Ricoh leads the high-speed chase - New DVD+RW/+R drive has the fastest writing speed ever

Ricoh has launched the world fastest DVD+RW/+R drive. The impressive 4x writing speed will allow 4GB of data to be written in approximately 12 seconds.

The competitively priced MP5240A uses the dominant DVD format DVD+RW/+R. In recent years there has been much debate over whether the plus or minus format will win the rewriting race. Ricoh has long been an advocate of +RW/+R. In 2002 DVD+RW/+R quadrupled its worldwide market share and the major -R/-RW advocates all released combination +/- drives.

The MP5240A offers maximum compatibility with DVD video players and PC DVD-ROM drives making it easy to add, delete and edit recordings. The multi format is further enhanced with the inclusion of DVD+VR for video recording.

By focusing exclusively on the dominant +R/+RW format, Ricoh is able offer the security of a highly compatible and future proofed drive, but with competitive price of just $499.

Ricoh¡¦s proprietary ¡¥JustLink¡¦ buffer underrun software prevents errors during writing to CD-R/RW. Its ¡¥Lossless Linking¡¦ technology enables continuous write with precision that and assists during DVD writing. The newly developed 2LD1 lens pickup provides high output to DVD and CD and improves reliability.

RRP: $499 (inc GST). Ricoh drives and compatible media are available from specialists nationally. Contact 1300 363 741 or for details.

-ENDS- Notes to editors * In September 2001 Ricoh became the first to release a DVD+RW drive * In April 2002 Ricoh released its first DVD+RW drive * Speeds for the MP5240A: 4x DVD+RW, 4x DVD+R, 8x DVD read, 24x CD-R, 10x CD rewrite & 40x CD read * The MP5240A also features: * Internal Type ATAPI * Anti-dust and low power consumption design * Packet writing software - B's Clip 5 * DVD Recording software - TransRecorder * DVD playback software - neoPlayer * 2MB Buffer * DVD/CD mastering software - B's Recorder GOLD5 BASIC * DVD-video creating software - neoDVD standard 4.5 * One Year Ricoh Australia Warranty

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