Microsolution Backpack Ext. 4x4x24x USB/Parallel Port CD-RW Drive (192100)

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Microsolution Backpack Ext. 4x4x24x USB/Paralle Port CD-RW Drives (192100)

Microsolution Backpack (192100) Ext. 4x4x24x USB/Paralle Port CD-RW Drives


Microsolution Backpack (192100) Ext. 4x4x24x USB/Paralle Port CD-RW Drive

The 4x4x24x Micro Solutions BackPack CD-Rewriter 192100 is the only parallel port CD-RW that creates a full 650MB CD in just 20 minutes with the added versatility of a PC Card and USB connections. The BackPack is ready to work in just seconds - simply plug it into your parallel port, PC Card slot, or USB port. Only BackPack is hot pluggable on the parallel port, so there's never a need to restart your PC! Plus, it features a smart pass-through port so you never lose your printer when connected to the parallel port.


  • Attach to PC Card slot, USB and Parallel Port — perfect for desktop and notebook PCs
  • Hot Pluggable with PC Card, USB and Parallel Port — attach and detach the drive without restarting your PC under Windows 95, 98, Me and 2000
  • Rewrite CD-RW, write CD-R and read CD-ROM discs
  • Create your own custom CDs – both audio and data
  • Works with disaster recovery and disk imaging software through the parallel port in DOS
  • Includes CD creation tools software for both audio and data CDs
  • Use CD-RW discs for up to 650MB of rewritable storage per disc
  • Use CD-R discs for archiving or distributing up to 650MB of data
  • Use CD-RW discs to update and rewrite data like a diskette
  • MPC 2 compliant with EPP/ECP, PC Card and USB
  • Device drivers for Windows (95¹, 98, NT 4¹, Me and 2000) included
  • Includes uninstall utility to remove software drivers from Windows
  • Plays both CD-ROM program and audio CDs
  • Can be daisy-chained with other backpack drives
  • Smart pass-through port (for your printer) allows you to print without disconnecting the drive when attached to the parallel port
  • Uses Micro Solutions’ patented parallel port interface technology, PC Card interface and industry standard Universal Serial Bus (USB)
  • Supports LPT1 - LPT3
  • Also available: backpack CD-ROM, hard and diskette drives.


Type Device CD Rewritable Drive (CDRW)
Drive Interface Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP or ECP), USB
Connectors USB, Parallel
Standard Formatted Capacity 650 MB
Form Factor External Subsystem
Number of Drives Included 1
Number of Drive Bays 1
Number of Disk Slots Included 1
Number of Disk Slots Maximum 1
CD-ROM Read Speed 24X
CD-Recorder Write Speed 4X (CDRW), 4X (CDR)
Media Type CD Recordable Discs (CDR), Recorded CDs, CD Rewritable Discs (CDRW)
Average Access Time 350ms
Controller Bus Type USB Port, Parallel Cable
Controller Interfaces Parallel Port, USB Port
Standards and Formats High Sierra, CD-Audio, CD-RW, CD-R, CD-ROM XA, ISO 9660, Photo CD (Multiple Session)
Cache Memory 2 MB
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 1.2 MBps
Data Transfer Rate (Reading) 1.2 MBps
Data Transfer Rate (Writing) 600 KBps
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0
Software Included Adaptec DirectCD, Adaptec EasyCD Creator
Reliability 120,000 Hrs
Certifications CE, FCC Class B, UL Listed, SEMKO, CSA, TUV
Power Universal 120/220 VAC
Included Accessories Parallel Cable, Power Supply, USB Cable
Misc Features CD Audio Player, Caddyless (Tray Loading)

System Requirements:

  • IBM compatible Pentium, or Pentium equivalent.
  • Standard EPP/ECP parallel port or PC Card slot or USB port.
  • Microsoft Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000 or NT 4†.
  • 16MB RAM min., 32MB RAM recommended.
  • 10MB free hard drive space per minute of music to be recorded.

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