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I-O DATA DVR-ABM16G (Panasonic SW-9587) - 12x DVD-RAM Write

Postby Ian on Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:10 am

Yep, I-O DATA has another Super-Multi drive with 12x DVD-RAM writing speeds. According to AV Watch, its based on the Matsushita (Panasonic) SW-9587.

Here's their announcement:

http://www.iodata.jp/news/2006/01/dvr-abm16g.htm

Full list of specs:

http://www.iodata.jp/prod/storage/dvd/2 ... index5.htm

While not groundbreaking, the specs are at least on par with the drives from the competition.
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Re: I-O DATA DVR-ABM16G (Panasonic SW-9587) - 12x DVD-RAM Wr

Postby ItalianJob on Wed Jan 18, 2006 11:53 am

Well, all I have to say is that it's hard to find Verbatim 5X media at an affordable price even now...
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Postby Ian on Wed Jan 18, 2006 12:25 pm

I don't think I've ever seen Verbatim 5x media... only Maxell around here and that is next to impossible to get.
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Postby ItalianJob on Wed Jan 18, 2006 1:37 pm

Ian wrote:I don't think I've ever seen Verbatim 5x media... only Maxell around here and that is next to impossible to get.


In europe :

Verbatim DVD-RAM 5X (Mastushita inside) : 4.05 euro !
http://www.os-mediatrade.com/product_in ... cts_id=446

Panasonic DVD-RAM 5X (MXL inside) : 4.15 euro !
http://www.os-mediatrade.com/product_in ... cts_id=445

And that seems to be a best price for a 5X DVD-RAM (single layered)...
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Postby Justin42 on Wed Jan 18, 2006 2:35 pm

I must be behind the times, but what is the "+" next to the CD logo representing? I've seen it on a few other newer drive faceplates as well.

On topic: I sure hope Panasonic gets their act together with optical drives. I have an old USB external DVD-RAM of theirs and it's great (relatively) but slow. good burner, etc. They know how to do it right. The 9585 was a massive disappointment (I expected a good burner all-around and great burner on good Japanese media). Maybe the 9587 fixes some of the problems... and maybe they actually do some firmware upgrades to fix problems! #-o
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Jan 18, 2006 3:22 pm

Justin42 wrote:I must be behind the times, but what is the "+" next to the CD logo representing? I've seen it on a few other newer drive faceplates as well.


It's Ultraspeed+ CD-RWs

CD-RW -> 4x
High Speed CD-RW -> 4x-12x
Ultra Speed CD-RW -> 16x-24x
Ultra Speed+ CD-RW -> 16x-32x
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R

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Postby Justin42 on Wed Jan 18, 2006 8:12 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:
Justin42 wrote:I must be behind the times, but what is the "+" next to the CD logo representing? I've seen it on a few other newer drive faceplates as well.


It's Ultraspeed+ CD-RWs


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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:55 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:It's Ultraspeed+ CD-RWs

CD-RW -> 4x
High Speed CD-RW -> 4x-12x
Ultra Speed CD-RW -> 16x-24x
Ultra Speed+ CD-RW -> 16x-32x

small correction:
High Speed CD-RW is 4x-10x, not 4x-12x.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Jan 19, 2006 4:40 pm

dodecahedron wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:It's Ultraspeed+ CD-RWs

CD-RW -> 4x
High Speed CD-RW -> 4x-12x
Ultra Speed CD-RW -> 16x-24x
Ultra Speed+ CD-RW -> 16x-32x

small correction:
High Speed CD-RW is 4x-10x, not 4x-12x.


Only according to the official format specifications :wink:
Many HSCD-RWs can be burned at 12x
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R

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Postby Ian on Sat Feb 25, 2006 10:45 pm

I-O Data's new drive is out in Japan:

http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/akiba/ho ... 216fb.html
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