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HP is to revamp its range of CD rewritable drives next month and offer up to 12X write and 8X rewrite speeds on the top models. The drives will come with what HP describes as an easy to use software bundle aimed at helping users to convert MP3 files to WAV files and from audio CDs to MP3s.

The drives include the 8230e/8220e 4x4x6x external USB at $249 , the 9150i/9140i 8x4x32 internal IDE at $199, the 9350i/9340i 10x4x32 internal IDE at $249, the $299 9510i/9500i 12x8x32 internal IDE, the 9600si 12x8x32 internal SCSI at $349 and the 9600se 12x8x32 external SCSI for $399.

A check on HP's website failed to reveal whether or not the drives will be supported by Windows 2000, which, given the company's less than heroic performance in this area in the past, could be seen as an ominous sign.

The range should be in the shops on September 1. ®

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