Model: Memorex MRX-500N 16x DVD±RW
Manufacturer: Memorex
Provided By: Memorex

Memorex is one of the most widely recognized and respected names in the storage industry. Founded in 1961, they got their start by manufacturing data backup tapes for the developing computer industry. With the introduction of their own line of recordable audio and video tapes, they soon had the world asking itself "Is it live or is it Memorex?" More recently, Memorex has made the shift from analog to digital and has turned themselves into one of the world's leading providers of CD and DVD media.

While best known for their recordable media, Memorex offers a wide range of storage products, including their own line of CD and DVD writers. Recently, they quietly introduced a new 16x DVD±RW, the MRX-500N. Based on the NEC ND-3550A, the MRX-500N is capable of 16x DVD±R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+R DL and 6x DVD-R DL writing speeds and has a maximum DVD read speed of 16x. Memorex's new drive also includes features like 48x CD reading and writing speeds, 32x rewriting speeds and an impressive software bundle from Nero.

With features and specs like this, it's hard not to be impressed by Memorex's new DVD writer. To give you an idea of what to expect from the MRX-500N, we'll take a look at its features and then see how it compares to some of the 16x DVD±RW drives from the competition. Does Memorex's new drive have what it takes? Is it the fastest DVD writer around? Read on to see what we had to say.

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