Lite-On has officially announced their latest 16x DVDÂ±RW drive, the SOHW-1673S. This new drive is capable of 16x DVDÂ±R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW and 4x DVD+R DL writing speeds. Here is part of their press release:
The fastest DVD rewriting technology, 8x DVD+RW & 6x DVD-RW, has been implemented into new LITE-ON IT ATAPI / E-IDE 16x DVD Dual drives : SOHW-1673S. You don't need to stand previous slow 4x DVD rewriting speed. This DVD Dual Drive is also able to write certified DVD+R DL Double Layer media at 4x maximum, write single layer DVD+R & DVD-R at 16x maximum, and read DVD-ROM media at 16x maximum. It takes around 6 minutes to backup 4.7 GB data on a certified single layer DVD+R or DVD-R media at 16x. It can save you a lot of time and trouble for data storage. This drive is not only a powerful DVD ReWriter but also an Ultra-Speed CD-RW drive. It can write CD-R media at 48x maximum, rewrite Ultra-Speed CD-RW media at 24x maximum, and read CD-ROM media at 48x maximum. SOHW-1673S has the best CD-R writing performance in the current market of 16x DVD Dual ReWriters.
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