Creative 8 Drive

CD-ROM Blaster 52X features AudioAccel technology for high-speed digital audio extraction rates when reading CDs, which are ideal for creating digital audio files such as MP3s or WAVs. Blaster 52X reaches a maximum of 7,800 KB/sec (52X) data transfer rate and delivers robust performance required for today's demanding CD-ROM applications.To achieve high-quality digital audio music creation, Blaster 52X features an Intelligent Control to adjust the rate of Digital Audio Extraction, which is important for working with CDs that aren't brand new. The result is amazingly clean and crisp digital audio. The speed you crave in CD-ROM and digital audio music is here.

Product Review Summary

Based on 5 user reviews
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Consumer Reviews


It lasted about 2 years....

bywildmiami Apr 28, 2004
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Good drive, good company
Cons Didn't last long enough, Extraction problem with Easy CD Creator
Recommended it? No

I had this drive for about 2 years, then it stopped working. Overall the drive was pretty good, although I did encounter a serious problem when my Easy Cd Creator burning software anyalyed the cd-rom and it stated that the maximum output speed for data extraction meant that I could only burn at max... Read full review »


Worked great for a year............. : (

bymisterman Aug 18, 2001
12 Helpfuls 13 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Front panel, speed
Cons reliability, noisy
Recommended it? No

I received the CD-ROM drive with my computer. It was a choice, and I chose the fastest and the Creative brand name last July (2000).

For the last year is has worked flawlessly. Speed is very fast, which leads to the loud spin noises when loading a program. I don't know if it is the... Read full review »


Makes for a fine first/replacement CD-ROM Drive

bymobomofo Jul 13, 2001
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Quiet at 40x, button toggles between 40/52x, digital output, handy CD interface
Cons Loud at 52x and that's about it
Recommended it? Yes

My old CD-ROM was driving me crazy as it wouldn't play CD audio without skipping on certain CDs- I've noticed stuff like this happen on cheap CD-ROM drives.

This drive on the other hand showed serious promise and performed very well! Not only did it play CDs well, it was really fast at... Read full review »

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Product Details and Features

System Requirements

Operating System Windows 2000 • Windows NT • Windows 95

Key Features

Interface IDE / EIDE

Product Identifiers

UPC 054651034815
Model 8
MPN 5000001202

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