AOpen announced a leading edge product DVD+RW, which not only writes CD-R/RW medium, but also writes the high-density DVD+RW media (4.7Gbyte). DVD+RW drive offers a DVD rewritable solution, and is also well-suited to the operating needs of the latest multimedia PCs and CE appliances using digitized audio, graphical and video information. It offers 2.5x DVD+RW writing, 12x CD-R writing, 10x CD-RW rewriting, 8x DVD and 32x CD reading. This product is displayed the first time with Computex, Taipei, that it is held in AOpen Inc. booth.
Though pre-recorded DVDs (DVD-ROM and DVD-Video discs) have been around for a while, recordable and rewritable DVDs are a more recent but crucial development. Already, several rewritable formats exist: DVD+RW, DVD-RW and DVD-RAM. Of these, DVD+RW specification, developed in co-operation by Hewlett-Packard, Mitsubishi Chemical, Philips, Ricoh, Sony and Yamaha, provides a breakthrough in DVD technology: it is the only rewritable format that provides full compatibility with existing DVD-Video players and DVD-ROM drives.
Super Combo Drive:
Five functions in one drive: DVD+RW, DVD-ROM, CD-RW, CD-R and CD-ROM. It is simply a convergence device, so-called Super Combo Drive.
With the growing trend towards multimedia documents, which require large amounts of disc space, DVD+RW offers the ability to easily create, share, store and access such content-rich documents using a single disc.
Two Ways Compatibility:
DVD+RW technology provides a unique advantage: Recorded discs can be played back on existing DVD Video players and DVD-ROM drives that are currently in use and will reach some 160 million by the end of 2001.
With DVD+RW it is possible to perform Lossless Linking, i.e. to suspend and continue the writing process without linking loss..
- 5 functions in one drive: DVD+RW, DVD-ROM, CD-RW, CD-R, CD-ROM
- Highest speed 2.5X DVD+RW writing, 12x10x32 CD-R/RW
- Equipped with JustLink, buffer-under-run prevention technology
- Legacy DVD-ROM and DVD Player can play DVD+RW media
- Legacy CD-ROM and CD Player can play CD-R and CD-RW media
- 32x Audio Extraction Function
- Random write UDF is supported in DVD+RW
Write Speed: DVD+RW: 2.5X; CD-R: 12X; CD-RW: 10X
Read Speed: DVD-ROM: 8X; CD-ROM: 32X
Shipping Target: 2001/3Q
Media Writing Speed: 1X ~ 2.5X