MILPITAS, Calif. - September 1, 1999
Labs, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Creative Technology Ltd.
(NASDAQ: CREAF), the leading provider of multimedia solutions
for personal entertainment and productivity, today announced the
latest additions to its family of multimedia storage solutions.
The new Blaster CD-RW 6424 is an easy-to-use solution for storage
and distribution of content with faster recording speeds. The
new PC-DVD RAM 5.2GB provides a cost-effective solution for storing
and archiving massive amounts of data. The Blaster CD-RW 6424
is an excellent solution for small businesses and home PC enthusiasts,
while PC-DVD RAM is the perfect storage and archiving solution
for corporate information systems.
"Media-rich content continues to deliver increasingly compelling
experiences while demanding larger storage space," said Hock
Leow, Creative's Chief Technology Officer. "The home user
is looking for a user-friendly solution to record and store CD
audio, MP3 files and digital photos, while the business user needs
a reliable, broadly-compatible solution for storage, archiving
and distribution of multimedia content. Creative now offers solutions
to meet all of these needs."
Blaster CD-RW 6424
The follow-up to the successful Blaster CD-RW 4224, the Blaster
CD-RW 6424 now writes
CD-Rs at 6x and CD-RWs at 4x, and reads CD-ROMs at up to 24X (a
maximum read of 3,600KB/sec). It stores up to 650MB of data or
over 74 minutes of CD audio on a single CD-R or CD-RW disc, offering
customers the perfect solution for archiving files, storing large
databases or compiling MP3 files. By using inexpensive CD-R and
CD-RW discs that are easily read by standard CD-ROM drives, the
Blaster CD-RW delivers a low-cost alternative to sharing files
at a fraction of the cost of Zip disks. Blaster CD-RW includes
Ahead Software's Nero CD burning software and Prassi Software's
abCD packet writing software, plus one blank CD-R.
PC-DVD RAM 5.2GB
Based on the DVD Forum's re-writeable DVD format, Creative PC-DVD
RAM offers users 5.2GB of storage capacity on one double-sided
DVD-RAM cartridge. In addition, PC-DVD RAM can also read DVD-ROM,
DVD-Video, CD Audio, CD-ROM, CD-R and CD-RW and Video CD discs.
With its massive storage capacity, PC-DVD RAM provides the perfect
solution for backing up a complete hard drive or archiving enormous
multimedia files. PC-DVD RAM connects to a PC via a SCSI interface
ensuring reliable transfer of data. One DVD-RAM cartridge is included,
plus Creative offers a 5-pack separately for US$199.99.
Pricing and Availability
The Blaster CD-RW 6424 and PC-DVD RAM will be available at the
end of July through Creative's extensive network of distributors
and resellers at an estimated street price of
US$249.99 and US$599.99 respectively.
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This announcement relates to products being launched in the United
States of America. The product names, contents, prices and availability
may differ elsewhere in the world according to local factors and
Sound Blaster and Blaster are registered trademarks and PC-DVD,
of Creative Technology Ltd. in the U.S. and other countries.