Toshiba Corp said Friday it has developed the world’s first high-definition DVD drive for desktop personal computers that can read, and write to, HD DVD disks as well as standard DVD disks.
Sample shipments of the large memory-capacity drive to manufacturers are scheduled to start this month, the company said.
Toshiba’s SD-H903A integrates a blue-violet laser diode to read and write HD DVD-R discs and supports high-density HD DVD-ROM discs, including high-definition movie and video images.
With dual layer discs, HD DVD provides 30GB of storage capacity, which can accommodate up to eight hours of HD DVD movie content with extended cuts and interactive features, up to five full-length standard DVD films, up to 7,500 MP3 songs or up to 30,000 high-quality images, Toshiba said.
HD DVD-R SL*: 1x CLV; HD DVD-R DL*: 1x CLV
DVD-R SL*: 8x CAV; DVD-R DL*: 2.4x CLV
DVD+R SL*: 8x CAV; DVD+R DL*: 2.4x CLV
DVD-RW: 2x-4x ZCLV; DVD+RW: 2.4x-4x ZCLV
DVD-RAM: 2x-3x ZCLV; CD-R: 16x CAV
CD-RW: 4x; High Speed CD-RW: 10x
Ultra Speed CD-RW: 10x
HD DVD-ROM SL*, DL*: 1x CLV
HD-DVD-R SL*, DL*: 1x CLV
DVD-ROM SL*: 8x CAV; DVD-ROM DL*: 6x CAV
DVD-R SL*: 8x CAV; DVD-R DL*: 6x CAV
DVD+R SL*: 8x CAV; DVD+R DL*: 6x CAV
DVD-RW, DVD+RW: 6x CAV
DVD-RAM: 2x-3x ZCLV
CD-ROM: 24x CAV; CD-DA: 8x-12x PCAV
CD-R: 24x CAV; CD-RW: 24x CAV
- Interface SATA
- Buffer capacity 8MB