ASUS Announces 16x DVD±RW Drive

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#1

ASUS has announced a new 16x DVD±RW drive, the DRW-1608P2. This new drive features 16x DVD±R, 8x DVD+RW, and 6x DVD-RW writing speeds and can write to both DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media at 8x.

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS), a leading provider of high-performance optical storage devices, today introduced the DRW-1608P2 that offers upgraded 8X DVD+/-R double layer media source technology, 16X DVD+/-Write as well as 2X DVD-RAM read supports to accommodate more data formats for an easy data storage and sharing experience.

With the popularity of digital multimedia entertainment on the rise, the demand for higher data storage quality and capacity to accommodate video and audio data is also increasing. The ASUS DRW-1608P2 supports the latest double layer technology, which almost doubles the DVD+R storage capacity from 4.7GB to 8.5GB, providing up to four hours of DVD quality video archive ability. In addition, with the new double layer technology, full storage capacity can be achieved on one side of a single disc without the need to turn over.

Flexibility for the wide array of media formats is also very important. The ASUS DRW-1608P2 offers both 16X DVD-Write and 16X DVD+Write, making it capable of reading from and writing on DVD-Writeable/Rewriteable and DVD+Writeable/Rewriteable formats. With dual-format adopting features, the DRW-1608P2 creates DVDs that can be played and read by most DVD-ROM drives and DVD players. It also enables 2X DVD-RAM read, 6X DVD-Rewrite, 8X DVD+Rewrite, 16X DVD-ROM, 40X CD-Write, 32X CD-Rewrite and 40X CD-ROM providing flexible and high-speed operation.
Like ASUS’s previous DVD writers, the DRW-1608P2 is most likely based on a Pioneer design. In this case, the Pioneer DVR-110D.


#2

aren’t Asus ODDs typically supped-up rebadges? i wonder what the underlying model is…


#3

Read the last line of my post. :iagree:


#4

my bad…sorry :o


#5

What happened to the days when the rebadges were usually Sony or Philips drives.


#6

Is this drive any good or the pioneer one?


#7

They should perform similar, as clones mostly do.