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Prodisc 4.9GB DVD-R Media

Postby Ian on Tue May 24, 2005 3:12 pm

No.. not a typo. According to PC World, Prodisc will be unveiling 4.9GB discs at Computex.

http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,120975,00.asp

The catch is that its supported by only 15 drives:

Behaviour Tech Computer's (BTC) DRW1108IM
BenQ's DW1620
LG Electronics' GSA-4082B and GSA4120B
Lite-On Technology's SOHW-1613S
NEC's ND-3500A
Optorite's DD0401
Pioneer's DVR-107D and DVR108
Plextor's PX-708A and PX-712A
Ricoh's MP-5308D
Samsung Electronics' SH-W08A
Teac's DV-W58D
Toshiba's SD-R5272
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue May 24, 2005 3:17 pm

no support from the DVR-109? not too surprising given the lack of effort on Pioneer's part lately :cry:
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Postby Ian on Tue May 24, 2005 3:56 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:no support from the DVR-109? not too surprising given the lack of effort on Pioneer's part lately :cry:


The list seems to have a lot of older drive models listed. I wonder if some of the newer drives from say Lite-On, Plextor and Pioneer would work.
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Postby Scour on Tue May 24, 2005 4:31 pm

Hello!

Very interesting.

The most of this drives can´t overburn so the bigger place must be written in the media-code
Benq DW 1640, LG GH-20N, Pioneer BDR-208
Crucial M4, Sandisk SSD, Plextor M5S, Sandisk Ultra Plus, OCZ Petrol 256GB

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Postby Halc on Tue May 24, 2005 4:44 pm

I think they (ProDisc) should concentrate more on quality rather than non-standard track pitch which is going to get even more players into trouble with tracking offset errors and increased jitter.

A gimmick of an idea, imo :)
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