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Technical details

This is an Internal CD-RW drive with speeds of 4x4x24.

Adaptec DirectCD and Easy CD Creator—Drag-and-drop your data, photo, audio, and video files for easy storage and access.

HP Simple Trax—Automatically back up, index, and find your files.

HP Disaster Recovery—Quickly and easily restores your hard drive files and operating system.

CD Labeler—Create custom CD labels and jewel cases.


Our review

I find it very easy to use. You simply put a CD-R or CD-RW in the drive and the software pops up asking you what kind of CD you want to create. We originally bought the CD-Writer to create backups of our PC as we are forever rebuilding it, but more recently we have been using it to create CD's with all our photos on (from our digital camera).  

I would always recommend you take the "test and then record" option as I have wasted a few CD's when trying to copy data and it has been unable to for whatever reason.

Something to be aware of is interference from external devices. Alex always has his amateur tranceivers turned on and I have found that when I have created a music CD there is always interference recorded as well. The PC is best left alone whilst recording CD's just in case any other software you run will interfere with the recording process.



Product details: www.hpcdwriter.com/Default.asp

Download drivers for this CD-Writer from: www.hp.com/cposupport/swindexes/hpcd-write10787_swen.html