On March 6th of this year, SR was informed that Ricoh would no longer offer CD-RWs in the U.S. At the time, Ricoh was about to release their MP7125A burner, which we'd been waiting to review. When the news was announced, we felt that we may never be able to review another Ricoh drive.
Fortunately, when Ricoh released their new 20X burner in Europe and Japan, Hyper Microsystems saw an opportunity to offer the fastest-available CD-RW to loyal customers in the U.S. HyperMicro realized this aim only by importing the drive from Europe...we're thankful and fortunate that they did, for in turn, they've been able to loan us one for review.
Ricoh's latest brings with it a slew of new technological advancements. Along with the now-familiar JustLink, there's something called JustSpeed and Zone-CLV, as well as the addition of a high-precision stepping motor for improved noise levels during seeks.
Join us now as we look into these new technologies and put the MP7200A through rigorous benchmark trials.