Since the introduction of their first "Super-Multi" drive, LG has continued to raise the bar, developing drives with new features and faster reading and writing speeds. The GSA-4167B is the latest addition to LG's family of "Super-Multi" drives. Announced this fall, the GSA-4167B is capable of 16x DVD±R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 6x DVD+R DL and 4x DVD-R DL writing speeds as well as a maximum DVD read speed of 16x. On top of that, it can read and write to DVD-RAM media at 5x, the fastest speed currently available.

Add a comment

Today, CDRLabs brings you a review of Ritek's first DataPlay-enabled device, the TOPY Mini Writer. Offering big storage in a very small package, the TOPY Mini Writer lets you store up to 500MB of data onto a disc the size of a quarter.

Add a comment

This fall, LG introduced their first external LightScribe enabled "Super-Multi" drive, the GSA-2166D. Sporting the same specs as its internal counterpart, the GSA-4166B, the GSA-2166D is capable of 16x DVD±R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+R DL, 4x DVD-R DL and 5x DVD-RAM writing speeds and can read DVD's at speeds as high as 16x. Of course, LG's new "Super-Multi" drive can do more than read and write DVD's. Along with support for LightScribe, the GSA-2166D boasts features like 48x CD reading and writing speeds, 32x rewriting speeds, and a software bundle from Nero and CyberLink.

Add a comment

The DRU-810A is the latest addition to Sony's already impressive line of DVD writers. Announced in August, the DRU-810A takes DVD writing speeds to the next level. Based on the BenQ DW1640, the drive is capable of 16x DVD±R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW and 6x DVD-R DL writing speeds and has a maximum DVD read speed of 16x. On top of that, it can write to DVD+R DL media at 8x, the fastest speed currently available.

Add a comment

While best known for their recordable media, Memorex offers a wide range of storage products including memory cards and USB flash drives. This spring Memorex announced that they had given their TravelDrive USB 2.0 flash drive a brand new look. The list of improvements included a slimmer, more ergonomic design, pen-like cap, cool looking blue wrap-around LED and a reinforced lanyard connection point made out of cast aluminum. Best of all, it comes with a limited 2 year warranty.

Add a comment

Earlier this year Plextor surprised many by announcing another 16x DVD±RW, the PX-740A. Designed with the cost conscious consumer user in mind, the PX-740A offers impressive performance without all of the bells and whistles found on the PX-716A. Based loosely on the BenQ DW1640, the drive is capable of 16x DVD±R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW and 6x DVD-R DL writing speeds and has a maximum DVD read speed of 16x. On top of that, the PX-740A can write to DVD+R DL media at 8x, the fastest speed currently available.

Add a comment

Today CDRLabs brings you a review of NEC's latest 16x DVD±RW, the ND-3540A. While affordably priced, the drive features some of the fastest reading and writing speeds available. The ND-3540A is capable of 16x DVD±R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW and 6x DVD-R DL writing speeds and has a maximum DVD read speed of 16x. On top of that, it's one of the first drives to write to DVD+R DL media at 8x.

Add a comment

Earlier this year, HP introduced one of the first LightScribe enabled DVD writers. Based on the BenQ DW1625, the dvd640i is capable of 16x DVD+R, 8x DVD-R, 4x DVD±RW and 2.4x DVD+R DL writing speeds and a maximum DVD read speed of 16x. Along with support for LightScribe, the drive also includes features like 40x CD reading and writing speeds, 24x rewriting speeds, and a software bundle from companies like Sonic and SureThing.

Add a comment

Since the introduction of their first dual format DVD writer, Sony has continued to develop drives with new features and faster reading and writing speeds. The latest addition to Sony's already impressive line of DVD writers is the DRU-800A. Announced this spring, the DRU-800A offers some of the fastest reading and writing speeds available. The drive is capable of 16x DVD±R, 8x DVD+RW and 6x DVD-RW writing speeds and has a maximum DVD read speed of 16x. More importantly, it's the first drive from Sony with the ability to write to both DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media at 4x.

Add a comment

While it took longer than many expected, LightScribe products have finally started to ship. One of the first DVD writers to take advantage of this new technology is the DW1625 from BenQ. Announced this January, the DW1625 offers 16x DVD+R, 8x DVD-R, 4x DVD±RW and 2.4x DVD+R DL writing speeds and a maximum DVD read speed of 16x. The drive also includes features like 40x CD reading and writing speeds, 24x rewriting speeds, and support for BenQ's own Write Right technology.

Add a comment