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ASUS 18x DVD-ROM Drives With 5x DVD-RW DL Support

Postby Ian on Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:20 pm

ASUS has announced two new 18x DVD-ROM's that support the 5x DVD-RW DL format.

DVD-E818A2 (IDE) - http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=6& ... odelmenu=1

DVD-E818A2T (SATA) - http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?model ... &l3=0&l4=0

Press release - http://www.asus.com/news_show.aspx?id=9815

Catering to users who require high quality multimedia experiences, ASUS, producer of top-notch optical drives, has today released the ASUS DVD-E818A2/A2T. This series of optical drives is the world’s first ODD that supports 5X DVD-RW DL, and provides users with cutting-edge multimedia experiences backed with superior playback capabilities and high-speed data transfers; while built-in advanced ASUS exclusive technologies will provide a quieter, more stable and higher performance multimedia environment.

New Industry Format 5X DVD-RW (DL) Support
The ASUS DVD-E818A2 and ASUS DVD-E818A2T provide leading-edge multimedia experiences with the ability to read 5X DVD-RW DL – the brand new industry format. With this support, users will be able to view high quality videos directly burnt into DVDs from camcorders and obtain fabulous playback capacities. It also allows users to access all CDs, DVD-ROM/DVD±R/ DVD±RW/DVD-RAM and DVD-Video discs.

Multi-functional and Fast Data Transfers
The ASUS DVD-E818A2/A2T optical drives are designed to provide users with versatile and fast data transfer speeds with DVD-ROM max data transfer rates of 24930 KB/s (18X), and CD-ROM max data transfer rates of 7200 KB/s (48X). Access times are also shortened with fast random access times for DVD access at 105 ms versus typical 95 ms CD access times.
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Postby Scour on Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:01 pm

Never saw a DVD-RW DL in a shop :o
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Postby jacktheripper on Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:45 am

Notta once yet...I wonder what they'd cost?
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Postby SkaarjMaster on Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:15 pm

So, these are the DVD-ROMs to get now I guess.:eek:
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Postby SkaarjMaster on Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:42 pm

......um, unless the speeds are capped again at 10X like the 818ATs.:(:eek:
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Postby Sizzle on Thu May 08, 2008 11:00 am

I wonder why these SATA versions of the Asus 18x drives are not avaiilable in the US. They have been out in Europe for a while.
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Postby Bhairav on Sat May 10, 2008 12:50 am

Any news on -RW DL availability?
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Postby Ian on Sat May 10, 2008 7:25 am

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