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CyQ've 52x24x52x Internal CD-Writer
By Justin Ong
Category : Optical Storage
Published by Jimmy Tang on Monday, 1st March, 2004
Rating : 3 out of 5 stars  


Introduction

A brand pretty much unknown in Singapore is CyQ’ve from M.E.T Technology. Founded in Taiwan, the company started off producing 2x CD-Writer and hasn’t looked back since. The drive we have in our clutches today spots just a runner-up speed of 52x24x52x. This writer isn’t the fastest and could probably be one of the last few CD-based writers to be reviewed here. As with the rise of one newer superior technology, the older inferior one would have to make way and in this case, we’re referring to the eventual supremacy of DVD-Writers over CD-Writers in the optical storage industry.


At the core of this drive is a Ricoh chipset. With this, the drive features JustLink and JustSpeed. These 2 technologies from Ricoh function together to result in a speedier and reliable drive. While all these sounds great on paper, just how well it performs when we feed it power and writable media is what we’re most keen to ascertain. Will it provide a performance matching that of better-known brands? We’ll keep you in suspense for the time being. For now, we’ll let the technical specifications of the drive reveal more about its capabilities.

CyQ’ve 52x24x52x Technical Specifications
Interface
  • E-IDE/ATAPI
Data Capacity
  • 210 MB (24 mins)
  • 650 MB (74 mins)
  • 700 MB (80 mins)
  • 800 MB (90 mins)
  • 870 MB (99 mins)
Writing Speed (CD-R)
  • 52x (CAV): 7800 KB/s
  • 48x (CAV): 7200 KB/s
  • 40x (P-CAV): 6000 KB/s
  • 32x (P-CAV): 4800 KS/s
  • 24x (CLV): 3600 KB/s
  • 16x (CLV): 2400 KB/s
  • 12x (CLV): 1800 KB/s
  • 8x (CLV): 1200 KB/s
Writing Speed (CD-RW)
  • 24x (CLV): 3600 KB/s
  • 12x (CLV): 1800 KB/s
  • 10x (CLV): 1500 KB/s
  • 4x (CLV): 600 KB/s
Reading Speed (CD)
  • 52x (Max)
Data Buffer
  • 2MB
Writing Methods (CD)
  • Disc at Once
  • Track at Once
  • Session at Once
  • Packet Writing
  • Multisession
Dimensions
  • 146(W) x 41.6(H) x 191.5(D)mm
Firmware
  • Upgradeable
Bundled
  • Nero Burning Rom
  • Nero Media Player
  • InCD
  • IDE Cable
  • Audio cable
  • 4 mounting screws

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