NU Technology 6x and 8x DVD+R/RW writers

Checking Anandtech’s hot deal forums I found two interesting DVD writers from NU Technology I haven’t heard of before, the DDW-061 for $136 and the DDW-081 for $156.

From my understanding NU Technology is a brand name of QSI (Quanta Storage Inc.) otherwise most known for its notebook drives. The specs for the DDW-061 are:


Write speed                  Read speed
DVD+R : 6x   CD-R : 32x      DVD-ROM: 12x
DVD+RW: 4x   CD-RW: 10x       CD-ROM: 40x

2 MB Buffer size
Supports Mt. Rainier

And the specs for the DDW-081 are:


Write speed                  Read speed
DVD+R : 8x   CD-R : 40x      DVD-ROM: 16x
DVD+RW: 4x   CD-RW: 24x       CD-ROM: 48x

2 MB Buffer size
Supports Mt. Rainier