Toshiba Starts Mass Production of 16X-Speed DVD-ROM Drive|
18 July, 2000
Tokyo--Toshiba Corporation today announced that it will start mass production of a high-speed 16X DVD-ROM drive in September. The new drive, SD-M1502, will achieve a maximum transfer speed of 21,600kB a second, meeting demand for faster data transfers and better DVD-ROM performance.
The DVD format's support for large capacity digital sources has made it a winner in the key areas of moving images, music and software, with the former in particular taking full advantage of the medium's ability to support cinema-level image quality for full length movies. DVD drives are fast becoming standard on PCs, with DVD-ROM discs the recording medium of choice for data-intensive operating systems and applications, and diverse multimedia packages. As a result, there is a pressing need for a high performance DVD-ROM drive.
The high speed performance of the SD-M1502 achieves a maximum data transfer rate of 21,600kB a second and a random seek time (DVD average) of 95 milliseconds.
Toshiba, long a champion of DVD technology, has been setting the pace in the DVD field with a constant stream of innovative DVD-Video players, DVD-ROM drives DVD-RAM drives, all in full conformity with DVD-format standards. The addition of the new, high-performance, SD-M1502 DVD-ROM drive to Toshiba's line-up signals a further expansion of the burgeoning DVD market.
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