Wayne N. Kawamoto
Managing Editor, www.smallbusinesscomputing.com
CenDyne announced that it is shipping two new external DVD burners to major retailers in North America. According to the company, its new DVD burners give consumers a single product for recording any type of video, photography, music or data onto DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD-R and CD-RW media.
The first drive, the CenDyne DVD-R/RW External USB 2.0/FireWire drive, has a dual PC connection that may appeal to home or business users who will want to use the drive with multiple PCs, either via a FireWire or USB port. CenDyne is also now shipping the CenDyne DVD-R/RW External USB 2.0 drive for customers that will only use the drive with a PC via a USB connection.
The new CenDyne DVD burners should allow computer users to create, store and share their own collections of videos, music and photography. Plus, the fast, highly reliable new drives should be compatible with most DVD movie players and other DVD burners so movies and data burned using these drives can be shared with friends and family. The CenDyne DVD burners come with Sonic MyDVD 4.x DVD authoring and recording software that allows consumers to archive their VHS home movies or create, edit and store their own movies.
Additionally, the new drives include InterVideo’s WinDVD that allows play-back of DVD movies created commercially or on a DVD burner. The drives also ship with Nero Express, NeroVision Express and InCD for burning and creation.
Both new CenDyne DVD burners also read and write CD-R and CD-RW media and provide CD buffer under-run protection. Also, the new drives should easily attach to a PC via an external connection.
Availability and Pricing
The CenDyne DVD-R/RW External USB 2.0/FireWire drive model number CDI CD00153 and CenDyne DVD-R/RW External USB 2.0 drive model number CDI CD00176 are available now at average retail prices of $499 and $479 respectively. Both drives are available at leading computer and consumer electronics retailers. For more information, please go to the company’s Web site at www.cendyne.com.