The ASUS SCB-2408-D is an External Slim CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive with
24x CD-Write, 12x CD-ReWrite, 24x CD-Read and 8x DVD-Read
capabilities. The drive complies with the Universal Serial Bus 2.0
(USB 2.0) and IEEE 1394 specifications and comes equipped with the
latest innovative technologies in CD recording.
ASUS External Slim CD-RW/DVD-ROM drives are accentuated by the
latest innovations in CD-recording technology, namely: FlextraSpeed
, and the P-CAV (Partial Constant Angular Velocity).
The following sub-sections describe these technologies in detail.
The ASUS FlextraSpeed ™ technology provides the optimum solution to ensure
quality recording when using discs that require flexible speeds. The SCB-2408-D
drive employs this technology that allows automatic recording speed adjustment
based on the recording media.
In addition to the fact that there are low and high quality recording media, various
other factors such as dye layer, temperature, humidity, dust, fingerprints, etc.,
affect the recording characteristics of CD-R and CD-RW discs. Due to these
factors, some discs may not be able to stand the high-speed capabilities of the
latest CD-RW drives. The FlextraSpeed ™ technology solves this problem by
automatic assessment of the disc quality and recording capability. The recording
speed is based on these factors. If you use a high quality recording disc, you can
maximize the recording capability of the drive and get the best quality output. If
you use a low quality disc, the drive speed adjusts to the level that is most
appropriate for the disc, still optimizing the disc recording capability.
The FlextraSpeed ™ technology also helps maintain the CD-RW drive because of
the controlled motor rotation speeds and reduced noise caused by spindle air,
thus prolonging the drive motor's life and ensuring high-quality recording.
The ASUS FlextraLink ™ technology provides a seamless combination of flexibility
and ultra-reliable recording quality.
FlextraLink ™ incorporates a flexible strategy that prevents buffer underrun
problems caused by an empty data buffer. This CD-RW drive technology allows
continuous monitoring of the data buffer status during the write process. Once the
available data drops to approximately 1% of the total buffer capacity, the drive
stops recording and marks the last write position. When new data is received from
the host, it is loaded to the data buffer, and the laser is repositioned to link the new
data with the data already written. FlextraLink ™ uses minimal system resources so
that your PC remains fully operational throughout the writing process, and
available for other applications.
ASUS SCB-2408-D User Manual