Addonics Announces Mobile DVD/CDRW Drive

Features 8x DVD and 12x/10x/32x Writing/Rewriting and Reading Speed With FireWire, CardBus or USB Connections

Nov. 16, 2000)-- Addonics Technologies announced the Mobile DVD/CDRW drive -- a combination DVD/CDRW drive with high-speed FireWire, CardBus and USB interfaces.

The Addonics Mobile DVD/CDRW features 12x CD-R write,10x CD-RW rewrite, 32x CD-ROM read , and 8x DVD-ROM playback speeds.

Addonics bundles the drive with CD mastering software, and MPEG-2 decoding software for DVD movie playback on all FireWire, CardBus or USB-equipped mobile computers and desktop PCs. The combined DVD/CDRW functionality saves users the cost of buying two storage units for recording CD-ROM discs and playing DVD movies, and satisfies the demand for a low-cost storage and back-up device. The Mobile DVD/CDRW has a list price of $445, $459, and $499 for USB, Cardbus and FireWire connections respectively.

Users can play full-screen DVD movies on their computer with the drive's MPEG-2 decoding software. The drive can also record data to CDRW media in five popular modes: Track at Once, Multisession, Disc at Once, Session at Once, and Packet Writing.

The drive is also compatible with eight different multimedia formats, including: DVD, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-I, CD-DA, CD-Bridge, CD-Extra, and Video CD. It will read all CD-R and CD-RW recorded media and is Photo CD multi-session compliant.

The Mobile DVD/CDRW features a front-panel loading tray that requires no caddies or cartridges. The drive measures 10 x 6.2 x 2 inches, and weighs just 3.18 pounds. Software drivers for Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT and ME (Millennium Edition) are included. The drive receives power from a universal external A/C power adapter that can be used worldwide.

The Mobile DVD/CDRW drive will be available beginning November 21, through major catalog companies, resellers, VARs and national distributors, including PC Connection, CDW,, Insight, Egghead, Ingram Micro, and D&H.

About Addonics Technologies

Addonics Technologies Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets a broad line of external storage products and solutions for a wide range of computing devices. Addonics is headquartered at 48434 Milmont Drive, Fremont, CA 94538. Visit Addonics at

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