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Toshiba Starts Mass Production of Super-slim DVD-ROM Drive with DVD-RAM Read and Multi-Functional CD-R/RW and DVD-ROM Drive

22 August, 2001

Tokyo--Toshiba Corporation has reinforced its leadership in advanced optical-disc drives by starting mass production of a new DVD-ROM drive with DVD-RAM read function and a new multi-function DVD-ROM/CD-R/RW drive that set new benchmarks for high performance optical storage. Both drives are super-slim drives, only 12.7mm high, and ideally suited for integration in portable PCs.

The SD-C2512 brings the ability to read DVD-RAM media to a super-slim 12.7mm-high form factor. Toshiba achieved this by integration of a new highly sensitive pick-up head able to read DVD-RAM media. The new drive will give users of portable PCs access to the increasing range of data stored on high capacity DVD-RAM discs, including video sources, and support data transfers to hard disk drives. The new drive realizes a maximum read speed of 2x for DVD-RAM, 8x for DVD-ROM and 24x for CD-ROM.

The SD-R2102 multi-functional drive combines the capabilities of CD-R/RW and DVD-ROM in a super-slim 12.7mm high drive. Its high performance specifications include a maximum write 8x speed for both CD-R and CD-RW*, a maximum read 8x read speed for DVD and 24x for CD-ROM, the highest rate yet achieved. The new drive also integrates Buffer Under Run Error Protection to prevent write error and assure stable, high-speed data write.

*8x speed when a high-speed CD-RW medium is used.


Main specifications

*1CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable Media) is not supported.
*2Supported DVD-RAM media are 12cm 2.6GB/4.7GB, and 8cm 1.4GB, removed from the case, and bare media.
*38x speed when a high-speed CD-RW medium is used.

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