Akiba New DVD Writers - 2003.06.28: Five New Models

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#1

Source: Impress Akiba PC Hotline!

IO DATA

http://www.iodata.co.jp/prod/storage/dvd/2003/dvr-abp4d/index.htm

DVR-ABP4D based on Pioneer DVR-A06 (what else?)

http://www.iodata.co.jp/news/200306/dvr-abr4p.htm

DVR-ABR4P 4x DVD+RW internal

Logitec

http://www.logitec.co.jp/products/dvd/ldrr44ak.html

LDR-R44AK 4x DVD+RW internal

http://www.logitec.co.jp/products/dvd/ldrr44u2.html

LDR-R44U2 4x DVD+RW external USB 2.0

Pixela

http://www.pixela.co.jp/products/storage/pix_slrr_f1h

Pixela PIX-SLRR/F1H external DVD Multi


#2

More pictures of IO DATA version of Pioneer DVR-A06.

It’s also in black.

And for under US$200.


#3

I will wait until 8x drives get released, prices on 4x should drop in the water then. And imagine what 8x discs will cost! :eek:


#4

Screw the 8X and name brand combo drives, I got me a budget optorite for $200. I don’t know why they are charging so much for the Pioneer dual format when looking at its tray mechs, it’s no different from the optorite model in that it uses rubber bands instead of gears in Lite-On DVD and CDRW… you think they would use better parts in such a big name component… oh well, people are skin deep and only cares about who makes the drive and the DVD logos are engraved on the tray face plate instead of stamped on


#5

Originally posted by Stoner
Screw the 8X and name brand combo drives, I got me a budget optorite for $200. I don’t know why they are charging so much for the Pioneer dual format when looking at its tray mechs, it’s no different from the optorite model in that it uses rubber bands instead of gears in Lite-On DVD and CDRW… you think they would use better parts in such a big name component… oh well, people are skin deep and only cares about who makes the drive and the DVD logos are engraved on the tray face plate instead of stamped on

Your Optorite is clearly better than Pioneer DVR-A06 as far as I can tell.


#6

Yet another 4x DVD+R/-R writer from ST-Trade.

http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/av/docs/20030627/sttrade.htm


#7

Update: three more added.

http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/akiba/hotline/20030628/ni_i_dd.html

Ricoh MP5240A

http://www.ricoh.co.jp/dvd/drive/mp5240a/index.html

Melcoinc Buffalo DVM-4242U2

http://buffalo.melcoinc.co.jp/products/catalog/item/d/dvm-l4242u2/index.html

IO DATA DVRP-iUR2P

http://www.iodata.co.jp/prod/storage/dvd/2003/dvrp-iur2p/index.htm


#8

http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/akiba/hotline/20030628/ni_i_zz.html#dvdprwmed

Ricoh 4x DVD+RW

992 Yen

http://www.ricoh.co.jp/dvd/media


#9

Uworks price of Ricoh MP5240A (retail) 22,190 Yen.

http://www.uworks.co.jp/goodslist_pm.asp?genreid=200207300011