CDRWs might be a dying animal, but two Tier 1 manufacturers continue to breathe life into the market. Particularly, Lite-On and MSI still seem to justify R&D in the CD based optical media sector. MSI’s commanding market share has kept them in a good enough position to continue their reign as the optical storage leader. To add one more product to their already dizzying optical line, the CR52-M was recently announced.

Today, we will take a look at one of the newer CDRW drives, the MSI CR52-M. MSI’s CR52-M is tops off CDR speed at the industry standard 52X write/read, but is also capable of excellent 32X rewrite speed. There are some other interesting features in the CR52-M, including full read speed throttle and mini form factor, but we will talk more about those features later. So, does MSI’s newest drive have what it takes, or is it just a case of too little, too late?


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  • KristopherKubicki - Tuesday, September 09, 2003 - link

    hehe. Its just a primer for our DVD+/-R reviews. Dont take it too seriously =)

    Kristopher
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  • Shalmanese - Tuesday, September 09, 2003 - link

    "Several of Lite-On’s newer drives are also [b]manufactured red[/b] in similar fashion. "

    btw: love the burnproof cartoons! :)
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  • Anonymous User - Tuesday, September 09, 2003 - link

    Im glad that Anandtech is on track again, the article count is off the charts compared to what it was. I would still like to know what Anand is doing, he's still lurking if you ask me. Reply

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