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Maxell Releases New CD-R Products, Sample DVD-RAM Shipments

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Maxell Releases New CD-R Products, Sample DVD-RAM Shipments

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Maxell Corp. of America has announced the release of new CD-R data discs with 700-MB (80-minute) capacity and color CD-R discs in both 650- and 700-MB capacities. The company has also announced that it has shipped evaluation samples of high-capacity DVD-RAM II media to a system OEM (original equipment manufacturer) supplier in conjunction with drive samples from a major manufacturer.

New CD-R Products

According to the company, Maxell's new 8x 700-MB CD-R discs are available as singles, 10-packs, and 50-piece spindles and come packaged in the company's new slim-footprint jewel cases that are 30-percent slimmer than conventional 10-mm cases.

"CD-R data discs have become a hot item in both retail and distributor channels and are popular for a variety of applications," said Rich Gadomski, national marketing manager for branded computer products at Maxell. "These new additions will reinforce Maxell's position as a premier supplier of CD-R products and will offer benefits to both merchants and end-users alike."

The company has also introduced new color (red, blue, green) CD-R 650- and 700-MB discs to facilitate the color-coding of data. The CD-R color discs come in individual contaminant-free protective sleeves with a clear plastic front and dusttrapping back and a strong plastic case that holds nine discs for permanent storage. They are also available as single discs in Maxell's new slim-footprint jewel case. In addition to the new introductions, Maxell has added a new 10-pack of CD-R 650-MB discs in a plastic permanent-storage case with protective sleeves and a new 20-piece spindle box. …

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