The high-performance internal HP CD-Writer 9710i allows consumers to write 650 MB of data -- 74 minutes of audio to a CD -- in about five minutes. With this CD-writer drive, HP is offering one of the fastest write speeds in the industry today.
"HP CD-Writers allow people to store, share or take with them information they have captured from the Internet," said John Spofford, vice president and general manager, HP Colorado Personal Storage Solutions. "These new drives add to HP's range of options for downloading music, images and other digital content quickly and easily."
Bundled Software and Accessories
HP CD-Writers provide a one-box solution for novice and expert users who want to create custom CDs. Both drives come with HP MyCD software to simplify the recording process.
In addition, each product includes software that enables users to:
music tracks that can be used on other CD players;
to conserve hard-drive space.
Availability and Pricing
Both products are expected to be available in the United States later this month wherever name-brand computers and consumer electronics are sold.
HP offers a full line of CD-writers that provide options for everyone, from novice computer users to experienced PC enthusiasts. HP CD-Writers are offered in a variety of connections including an external USB drive that provides portability, plug-and-play functionality, internal and external SCSI-connect drives, and a variety of IDE-connect drives.
Drive Performance Connect Estimated U.S. Street Price
9900ci 12x10x32x8x internal IDE $349
710i 16x10x40x internal IDE $299
8230e 4x4x6x external USB $199
9150i 8x4x32x internal IDE $149
9350i 10x4x32x internal IDE $179
9510i 12x8x32x internal IDE $199
9600si 12x8x32x internal SCSI $299
9600se 12x8x32x external SCSI $349