Should I wait for this drive to become available…or buy a 48X CD Writer.
Will that writer be able to provide HD Burn via Firmware Updates - or - I will again have to buy a new drive that supports it ???
Will a normal CD Drive be able to read it (without any firmware updates)
SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. has developed the high density recording technology “HD-BURN” which doubles the recording capacity (1.4GB) on conventional CD-R media (700MB). “HD-BURN” will be sequentially employed for our Super Combination Drives. In addition , SANYO has formulated the standard recording format and started product licensing.
CD-R media is rapidly becoming popular because of its reasonable price and superior compatibility, and used by a wide range of users. Currently , recording of large volumes of data such as video are increasing, resulting in the increasingly popularity of DVD media (4.7GB).
As a result, need for intermediate range capacity between CD-R and DVD is steadily increasing as users demand an easy to use and affordable type of large volume media.
“HD-BURN” technology meets these needs and realizes the recording of large volume data at a moderate price.
A recorded disc by “HD-BURN” technology is compatible with a DVD player, and allows, the player to read the disc with some modification of firmware. SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. will disclose the technology used to read the media recorded with “HD-BURN” technology by a DVD player and will propose to other DVD drive makers that they adopt this technology as an industry standard.
The Benefit to users of the BURN-Proof technology
Can record twice the capacity of a conventional CD-R media.
The high density recording technology “HD-BURN” can record twice the capacity of conventional CD-R media. This drive is ideal for storing large volume data such as video data.Â@
Write and read speeds, capable of Maximum data write speed of 36 times and Max data reading speed of 80 times.
HD-Burn mode has a data write speed of 36 times and a data read speed of 80 times using the CLV (Constant Linear Velocity) format.
Burn-Proof prevents recording fault due to Buffer Under Run errors.
Plan to make compatible with CD-RW media.
CD-RW media will be supported by firmware modification in the future. It will be available to record the data on ordinary CD-RW media at a maximum speed of 24 times in HD-BURN mode.
Support for application software.
With regard to the recording application software, the “B’s Recorder GOLD” (BHA) and the “Nero” (AHEAD) will support “HD-BURN”. Can easily use “HD-BURN” recording by the use of Video authoring feature and DVD Video recording feature using the above application software.
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