Items tagged with optical drives

Lite-On Announces New Internal DVD Writers with 24X DVD Writing Speeds New drives offer 24X DVD writing speeds and unique LabelTag and SmartErase features for data erasing and labeling Fremont, CA - February 9, 2009 – Lite-On, a global leader of optical storage solutions, today announces a new line of internal DVD writers that deliver a maximum write speed of 24X on select DVD media, the fastest in the market. Select drives will also include Lite-On’s own LabelTag and SmartErase technologies – unique labeling and data erasing features for DVDs and CDs.Compared to similar devices in the market today,... Read more...
Plextor Announces New Lineup of Optical Drives with PlexUTILITIES Advanced Application & Diagnostic SoftwarePlextor, a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance digital media equipment, announces new products as a part of its new 2008 lineup. Featured in the new offering are 6x Blu-Ray Combo drives, 22x Super Multi DVD±RW drives, and an 8x Slim External USB DVD±RW for PC and Mac.“Plextor continues to strengthen its position in the optical storage market with the addition of these new drives to its already robust line of products,” said Bob Gronski, vice president of sales... Read more...
DigiTimes reports that industry sources are expecting SATA to replace standard IDE as the format for optical disk drives in 2007. SATA has been extremely popular the last few years as the connection of choice for the vast majority of consumer hard drives. However, cases which were cleaned up through the use of the smaller cable were still tainted by the need to use IDE optical drives as there were only a small handful of SATA versions available. Fortunately, it appears as though the days of having a full SATA-equipped system with no bulky ribbon cables are coming soon.... Read more...