CenDyne Lightning 24x10x40

This speedy CD-RW drive lives up to its name

WHAT'S HOT: The CenDyne Lightning 24x10x40, which uses a drive mechanism from Lite-On, breezed through writing a CD-R from a 650MB image--taking 4 minutes and 1 second, just one second more than TDK's VeloCD ReWriter 24/10/40, a Best Buy in our October 2001 roundup. In our on-the-fly writing test, at 4 minutes and 11 seconds, the 2001 CenDyne shaved one second off the 24X TDK's time to write a folder with 650MB of files to CD-R. CenDyne includes DOS drivers, Adobe Acrobat Reader, and a user-friendly manual with the Lightning 24x10x40.

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