Items tagged with DVD-R

When the first consumer CD recordable (CD-R) drives began to hit the market, the standard was hailed as a viable backup method for anyone who wanted a secure data repository without paying for a tape drive, risking sensitive information to the vagaries of fortune (aka, floppies), or paying top dollar for a second HDD. In the years between, optical media has utterly failed to keep pace with traditional HDDs or solid-state devices. Blu-ray recordables top out at 25GB, or ~40x more storage than CD-R's, while hard drives have jumped from 3-6GB all the way past the 1TB range. GE thinks it has an alternative... Read more...
Sony Electronics, the pioneer in optical storage devices, introduces yet another group of powerful DVD writers with 22x speed – the Sony Optiarc AD-7220S/A series Being one of the fastest DVD Writers available today with stable recording quality, the Sony AD-7220S/A series delivers a fast recording speed of 22x when writing to a single layer DVD+/-R disc.“We are excited to announce the launch of one of the fastest DVD-RW writers available in the market today. As the size of data is increasing day by day, higher speed has become the need of the hour. This is exactly where this new Sony DVD writer... Read more...
A mistranslation or misinterpretation of a statement by Sony's vice president for consumer electronics, Katsumi Ihara, led many U.S. media outlets to believe that Sony was dropping all support for DVD.  But in reality, that's not the case.The Japanese Agencies press service translated Ihara's statement as follows: "We plan to make all our recorders in the domestic market Blu-ray compatible in future, allowing consumers to record high-definition programs over a longer period." Asian news sources interpreted the statement to mean that after November, Sony's recordable consoles will no longer be DVD-R... Read more...
Toshiba is offering what they tout as the world's first slim form factor HD DVD-RW ( rewriteable) drive suitable for laptop PCs. It will read and write both single and dual layer HD DVD disks, as well as DVDs  and CDs.  It might help the HD DVD format a little in its battle with Blu-Ray to become the standard format for large media files. ...the single- and double-layer HD DVD discs are already available in capacities of 15GB and 30GB respectively, while triple- layer HD DVD Rom discs, to offer up to 51GB, are presently under development, and will be available later this year.... Read more...
Good morning everyone, how are we all doing this morning?  Myself, I am not to shabby; just hiding out in my office for the day.  I am not a big fan of this whole "spring showers" thing that Mother Nature keeps trying to pull on us every year.  Who really needs real flowers when you can just plant silk ones in your garden? ;) Here is your news...  The Uncertain State of DDR @ CoolTechZone "After we got back from CES this year, we reported back on the industry's speculation of DDR and where it's heading in the near future. It's pretty apparent that DDR isn't going... Read more...
The Friday night news update is here, so sit back folks and enjoy the read. I'd like to throw a little console gaming news in with the rest of the bunch, so get this... we might be seeing the Next Box(X-Box 2) before the year's end. I still don't own an X-Box, so I'm hoping this thing is going to be backwards compatible with original X-Box games. EQS A58XK9-ALF Radeon Xpress 200P motherboard @ HEXUS "While I wasn't expecting this particular motherboard to offer a plethora of overclocking options, as it simply isn't aimed towards that market, what I would expect is at least the ability to tune... Read more...
Well folks, once again I've been stuck in the house all day since the snow/sleet mix is still coming down. Oh well, more time to play Metroid I guess. Well I've run out of things to say now as I'm getting fairly tired... you'd think being in the house all day wouldn't wear you out... apparently not. On with the news! Sunbeam Tech Transformer Case Review @ BigBruin.Com "The Sunbeam Tech Transformer Case is quite appealing, and is something of a hybrid case. It has the enormous size, strength, and room for drives like a server, but has the edgy styling, lighting effects, and tool-less installation... Read more...
A few years back, if you wanted the best of DVD playback and CD burning, you had to buy separate drives for each task.  With the advent of combo drives hitting the mainstream market, however, users can now get top-notch CD and DVD performance from a single optical device.  MSI's XA52P for example, reads DVD-ROM discs at 16x, writes CD-Rs at 52x and CD-RWs at 24x.   Supporting both interchangeable face plates and MiniForm design, not only will the XA52P fit whichever case you choose, but it should do a pretty good job of matching it as well.  In addition, MSI has also implemented... Read more...
  Shuttle's SDVD-101 10X DVD-ROM Drive Is it time to dump your CD-ROM Drive? By - Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta 8 / 24 / 2000 Shuttle, along with many other companies generally recognized as motherboard manufacturers, actually has a very diverse product line. They offer everything from CD-ROM drives to Video cards and a wide variety of motherboards for almost any application. Today we'll be taking a look at their newest DVD-ROM drive, the SDVD-101.  DVD-ROM drives are quickly becoming the de-facto standard for most mainstream PC users. They offer all of the functionality of a standard... Read more...