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Over Achiever
Oct 21, 2002, 07:06 PM
If I ever buy a computer w/o a combo drive (ie an ultraportable), this is the combo drive I'd buy. Its batterys will last through burning 8-9 CDs at 24x speed.

Yeah, the speed of the combo drive is 24x10x8x24x...not bad.

The press release can be found here (http://news.sel.sony.com/pressrelease/2873)

http://news.sel.sony.com/pressroom/digitalimages/images/2002/81/43/128143.jpg

This is slightly larger...
http://news.sel.sony.com/pressroom/digitalimages/images/2002/81/45/128145.jpg

ShaolinMiddleFinger
Oct 21, 2002, 07:40 PM
Wow....that looks like some of the cd players they make. Saweeet!

vniow
Oct 21, 2002, 08:08 PM
Wow that's a CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive too?
I thought it was just a portable CD player.

Everyone have a good, long hard look at Ms. V's new toy.

BTW, why is the [IMG] code disabled in the article discussion forums?

Over Achiever
Oct 21, 2002, 08:13 PM
I'll just attach the pictures.

Here is the combo drive/CD player

Over Achiever
Oct 21, 2002, 08:15 PM
And here is the box :D

solvs
Oct 21, 2002, 09:31 PM
Nice, except it's USB 2, not FireWire. You'd think Sony would've added an "iLink" connection. Maybe later.

davidc2182
Oct 21, 2002, 10:04 PM
i wish it had dual inputs but i'm glad it has usb and is backward compatible with usb 1.1 cuz i don't have firewire yet

blackpeter
Oct 22, 2002, 12:02 AM
Wow... Want one!