The drive weighs less than 360 grams and, at .09 inches, is super slim. Additionally, the MP8040SE incorporates LSI (Large Scale Integration) technology with an extra small pick-up module to create a fast unit that can be used as a full-time CD-ROM drive. Because the unit comes with a PCMCIA SCSI interface card, users do not need to buy additional hardware.
MP8040SE's CPU utilization is lower overall than the MP7040A and much lower than the competitor's CD-recordable drive. This factor is extremely important for use in laptops because it allows portable computer owners to utilize a multi-task environment without stressing the frequently lower-powered laptop CPUs. The drive also has a 2 MB buffer size, that stains the data transfer and avoids buffer under-run.." NULL