has announced the U.S. release of its external 40x12x48 CD-RW, equipped with FireWire connectivity. The device is compatible with both PCs and Macs, and ships with Iomega’s own “HotBurn” CD mastering software.
The new drive sports a rated Digital Audio Extraction (DAE) speed of 32x, and features built-in buffer underrun protection to lessen the likelihood that you’ll burn coasters.
HotBurn, said Iomega, utilizes a console interface to provide two-step drag and drop file recording, CD copying and CD imaging functions, along with compilation creation and other features.
Look for the Iomega CD-RW 40x12x48 FireWire drive at a retailer near you for US$299.95. It’s also
from Iomega. HotBurn runs natively in Mac OS 8 and 9 only at this time, according to information on Iomega’s Web site.