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Buffalo HD DVD-ROM Drive Out In Japan

Postby Ian on Sat Dec 23, 2006 9:28 am

Buffalo's HD DVD-ROM drive is out in Japan. Supposedly, its the first HD DVD-ROM drive for the PC. From what I've read, its based on the Toshiba SD-H802A.

If you look at the pics, it reads CD's at a whopping 15x and DVD's at 5x. There's no way I'd pay 35,000 Yen ($294US) for that.

http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/akiba/ho ... hddvd.html
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Dec 23, 2006 2:41 pm

I'm surprised it can read HDDVD media at 2.4x! :o I was expecting 1x, or 2x at the most! I guess they want to claim HDDVD is faster then BluRay because it reads 0.4x faster (but good luck burning it...).
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Postby Ian on Sat Dec 23, 2006 6:23 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:I'm surprised it can read HDDVD media at 2.4x! :o I was expecting 1x, or 2x at the most! I guess they want to claim HDDVD is faster then BluRay because it reads 0.4x faster (but good luck burning it...).


Aren't the bit rates different on the two formats anyway?
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Dec 23, 2006 7:24 pm

Ian wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:I'm surprised it can read HDDVD media at 2.4x! :o I was expecting 1x, or 2x at the most! I guess they want to claim HDDVD is faster then BluRay because it reads 0.4x faster (but good luck burning it...).


Aren't the bit rates different on the two formats anyway?


Haven't found an HDDVD-R burner yet to compare against the BluRay burners :P
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Postby Ian on Sat Dec 23, 2006 7:41 pm

The numbers are different depending where you look, but according to Hugh Bennett's FAQ, they're pretty close.

1x HD DVD - 4.36MB/s
1x Blu-ray - 4.29MB/s
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