ASUS had these drives at Computex but besides a few pictures, I haven't heard much about them until now.
DVD-E818AT (SATA) - http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=6& ... odelmenu=1
DVD-E818A (IDE) - http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=6& ... odelmenu=1
The ASUS DVD-E818AT provides cutting-edge multimedia experience with superior playback capacities and high-speed data transfer. Built-in advanced technologies provide users of the DVD-E818AT with a quiet, stable and high-performance multimedia environment.
* Multi-Functions: Fast Data Transfer Speed
* DVD-ROM max. data transfer rate: 24930 KB/s (18X).
* CD-ROM max. data transfer rate: 7200 KB/s (48X).
* Fast random access time DVD: 105 ms vs. CD: 95 ms typical.
Full Accessibility and Playability
ASUS DVD-E818AT provides leading-edge multimedia experience with fabulous playback capacities that allows users to access all CDs, DVD-ROM/DVD±R/ DVD±RW/DVD-RAM and DVD-Video discs
Auto Vibration Reducing System (AVRS)
The AVRS technology is designed to minimize the vibration caused by the spindle motor and resonance between components as well as the drive and PC cases. AVRS is designed to reduce vibration and noise induced by unbalanced mass of rotating machinery. With AVRS, ASUS DVD-E818AT provides high readability and playability.
Support Speed Auto-Switch Function
Suppoer High Speed CD-Audio Playback
Support High Speed Digital Audio Extraction
Vertical/Horizontal Mounting Available
Unique Dust Resistance Design
Changeable panel supported
5X DVD-RAM read Supported