The thing about the Iomega Predator USB external CD-RW drive which the competition doesn't have currently is convenient scalability. This feature allows you the choice of upgrading an existing 4x4x6x drive to a faster performer (8x4x32x) just by getting a separate adapter (no pricing information on the Firewire adapter just yet though). For PC users, you will have to invest in an additional IEEE 1394 Firewire card (Mac users need not worry as most systems come with it already) and a Firewire cable.
The key selling point here is the adapter, meaning the 4x4x6x to 8x4x32x speed upgrade option. If you've been pining for an external CD-RW drive but want it to look Milan-catwalk-stylishly sleek, perform scalably well and work sufficiently fast, the Iomega Predator USB external CD-RW drive is your wish-come-true product.
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