Replacement dvd burner for Toshiba Satellite P35

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#1

Hey, everyone

My Matshita UJ820s apparently died tonight, it can read different media but can’t write to DVDs (The dreaded “Power Calibration Area Error” message appears). I see a lot of reviews for desktop models but very few for laptop models. Does anyone have any suggestions on a really good laptop drive?

Thanks


#2

Here is one I own in both my laptops!

Optiarc from SONY/NEC
AD-5540A
Multifaceted, powerful - and only 12.7 mm in height.

We’d like to present two great new units with multiple read and write functions and the most compact form imaginable. They read DVD-ROMs with up to 8x speed and CD-ROMs with up to an amazing 24x speed.

The AD-5540A will impress you just as thoroughly when writing, due to their excellent values in all formats. It writes to DVD-Rs, DVD +Rs and DVD +RWs at 8x speed ­ or DVD-RWs at 6x speed. And it handles DVD-R DL/DVD +R9 format disks just as comfortably (4x) as CDs in -R/-RW formats (24x).Product Specification
Read Speed: DVD: 8x max. CD: 24x max.
Transfer Rate write: DVD-R: 8x max. DVD +R: 8x max. DVD-RW: 6x max. DVD +RW: 8x max. DVD-R DL: 4x max. DVD +R9: 4x max. CD-R: 24x max. CD-RW: 24x max.
Access time: DVD: 180 ms CD: 150 ms
Mechanism: Tray load mechanism
Interface: E-IDE / ATAPI
Burst transfer rate: PIO mode 4 / Ultra DMA 33
Media supported: DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD +R, DVD +RW, DVD +R9, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW
Modes supported: DVD-Video, CD-ROM XA, CD-Audio, CD Extra, CD Text, CD-I Ready, CD-Bridge, PhotoCD, Video CD, Hybrid CD
Writing methods: DAO, SAO, TAO with zero gap, variable or fixed packet, multisession
Compatibility: MPC Level 3, MultiRead, PC2001
Weight: 0.18 kg
Dimensions: 128 mm x 12.7 mm x 129 mm
Special features: 12 cm and 8 cm CD and DVD media are supported, buffer under run error prevention


#3

The UJ820 is an absolut obsolete dvd drive…

Ask Toshiba which drive would fit.


#4

[QUOTE=chef;2010431]The UJ820 is an absolut obsolete dvd drive…

Ask Toshiba which drive would fit.[/QUOTE]

Well, I know that but it was working fine for all of these years and I had no money to replace it with…

I already know what drive fits but I would like to know what you guys use in your laptops before I spend my money on one…

@ THE C.
Thanks for that info. I researched the Optiarc line and was actually interested in either the 7530 or the 5560. Both are only $60 on ultradrives.com


#5

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