CRW-5232A 52X Write/ 32X Rewrite/ 52X Read now incorporating two advanced features DDSSII and AFFM as well as FlextraLink and FlextraSpeed with great bundled software. ASUS has worked hard to develop noise-reduction technologies and the results of these efforts can now be seen in ASUS optical drive products. The ASUS QuieTrack Series successfully reduces noise without compromising performance thanks to ASUS AFFM and DDSS II technologies. AFFM (Airflow Field Modification) all but eliminated the uneven airflow inside ASUS drive resulting in quieter and more stable operation. The patented DDSSII (Double Dynamic Suspension System) stabilizes the optical pick-up head, achieving more precise tracking while reducing vibration and noise caused by high-revolution motors. In addition, ASUS has introduced the world's first online firmware update tool inside the included burning software. By using this intelligent tool, it will automatically remind you to update the drive firmware. The result is ultimate reliability and performance for burning music, data backups and smooth audio playback without the noise of competitors dirves. And of course, ASUS patented technologies such as FlextraLink and FlextraSpeed ensure that CD writing is fast and reliable. Retail Box.
Superior Stability with DDSS II (Double Dynamic Suspension System): DDSSII is an enhanced follow-up to the first generation Double Dynamic Suspension System developed by ASUS and designed to minimize the vibration caused by the spindle motor and resonance between components as well as the drive and PC case. AFFM (Airflow Field Modification): AFFM is designed to change the uneven airflow field inside the drive because even pressure distribution leads to quieter and more stable operation. FlextraLink Buffer Underrun Errors Prevention Technology: FlextraLink prevents buffer underrun problems caused by an empty data buffer, thereby eliminating the creation of CD-coasters. Throughout the recording process, FlextraLink consistently monitors the data buffer status to ensure best recording quality under high speed. FlextraSpeed Optimal Writing Speed Adjustment Technology: FlextraSpeed enhances accuracy and reliability when writing/re-writing across a broad base of certified media. It continuously monitors the recording media and sets the optimal writing speeds to ensure best recording quality. CAV Writing Strategy: High average recording speed. Optimal recording time. Constant motor speed writing through one disc. Unique Dust-Proof and Noise-Control Design: The ASUS CRW-5232A3 is equipped with dust-proof mechanical design to prevent dust from coming into the drive, which can seriously damage the inside key components, such as pick-up head. The higher speed a drive delivers, the louder the noise it is when under operation. In order to effectively control the noise, AFF (air flow field modification technology) is implemented to the ASUS CRW-5232A3. Latest Nero Software Bundled with Live Firmware Update Tool. Compact Drive. High- Speed DAE & VCD Data Extraction.
Data Transfer Rate: CAV write/ P-CAV rewrite/ CAV read. Sustained Transfer Rate: CD (Read): 52X Max. 7800 KB/sec (CAV). DAE: 52X Max. 7800 KB/sec (CAV). CD-R (Write): 52X, 48X, 40X, 32X, 24X, 16X, 8X, 4X. CD-RW (Write): 32X, 24X, 16X, 12X, 10X, 8X, 4X. Random Access Time: 100 ms typical @ 1/3 stroke. Writing Modes: TAO (Track-At-Once), DAO (Disc-At-Once),SAO (Session-At-Once), Packet Write. O/S Compatibility: Windows XP/ NT/ ME/ 2000/ 98SE. Interface: ATAPI/ E-IDE. Data Buffer: 2 MB. Anti-Coaster Technology: FlextraLink. Recording Technology: FlextraSpeed. Bundle Software: Latest CD Recording Software. Line out Output: 0.7V rms typical. Disc Formats: Disc Formats: CD-ROM, CD-ROM/XA, Photo CD, CD-I, CD-Extra, CD-Text, Video CD,Audio CD, I-Trax. Disc Diameters: 8 cm and 12 cm. Recommended Media: CD-R: TDK, Taiyo Yuden, CMC, Ritek, Prodisc, Mitsubishi Chemical. CD-RW: Ritek, Prodisc, AMT, CMC, Ricoh, Mitsubishi Chemical. Reliability: MTBF: 100,000 Power On Hours. Operating Duty Cycle (Read) 20% POH. Operating Duty Cycle (Write) 1% POH. MTTR: 1/2 hour. Configurations: Mounting Orientation: Vertical and Horizontal (+5?~ -5?. Dimensions (H/W/D): 43 x 149.0 x 174.30 mm. Electrical Specifications: Power Requirement: DC + 5V / DC +12 V. Tolerance: ?5 % / ?10 %. Environmental Specifications: Temperature: Operating: 5oC to 45oC. Storage: -20o to 60o. Humidity: Operating: 20% ~ 80% (Non-condensing). Storage: 15% ~ 85% (Non-condensing). Vibration: Operating: 0.3 G peak (at 5~500 Hz). Storage: 2.0 G peak (at 10~500 Hz).
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