LaCie has added a four-speed USB CD-RW drive to its family of products. The 4x2x8x drive writes 650MB of data in less than 20 minutes, according to LaCie.

The new CDRW-428 drive can record data or audio tracks on blank CD-R discs, write and rewrite on CD-RW discs to archive or backup critical data and read CD discs in all major formats.

The USB interface means that device recognition is immediate and configuration is automatic – no need for IDs or terminators.

Priced at £230, the CDRW-428 ships with Adaptec’s toast 3.8 and is available now.