CD Freaks presents review of HP DVD-1040e DVD writer

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Today we are proud to present a review of an external HP DVD writer, the HP DVD-1040e, which Lite-On kindly sent us for review. This drive features 20x DVD±R, 8x/6x DVD+RW/-RW and 8x DVD±R DL write performance as well as up to 12x write performance with DVD-RAM media. For CD writing, it supports up to 48x CD-R and 32x CD-RW write performance. It also supports direct disc labelling with LightScribe media. The drive comes with a vertical stand, USB cable, the Nero 7 Essentials suite and documentation.

Our senior reviewer [Herbert](javascript:void(0);/1213780646419/) has carried out an extensive review of this product covering write, read and disc quality tests of a wide range of writable and rewritable CD and DVD media as well as LightScribe tests. The Author’s page includes the “Sheep Test”, over-burning CD-R media and testing the read-back of a full 900MB / 100 minute CD. To see how this external drive handles in its testing, please head over to [the full review here.](javascript:void(0);/1213780514389/) If you have any comments or questions about the review, feel free to post them as a reaction to the review or in [this dedicated thread](javascript:void(0);/1213780532029/) for the review on our forum.

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