Toshiba SD-W2002 DVD-RAM Drive in the UK for £135

This drive is currently available for £135!!! in the UK; I remember when Plextor cdrws were that price…oh the functionality!..but is it any good? In comparison to the Pioneer and Sony dvd writers lauded (frequently) on this very forum.? That is the question?

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This drive is currently available for £135!!! in the UK; I remember when Plextor cdrws were that price…oh the functionality!..but is it any good? In comparison to the Pioneer and Sony dvd writers lauded (frequently) on this very forum.? That is the question?

I am not sure whether you are aware that Toshiba mainly produces DVD-RAM drives. Here are some of the Google-searched links related to Toshiba SD-W2002 DVD-RAM drive. £135 sounds very expensive to me. I’d buy one if it were £50.

http://www3.toshiba.co.jp/storage/japanese/spec/dvd_ram/sdw2002j.htm
http://www.toshiba.co.jp/about/press/2000_06/pr_j2601.htm
http://www.toshiba.com/taissdd/products/spec/SDW2002-Spec.shtml
http://www.deeztech.com/article.cfm?i=74&p=1
http://www.usb-ware.com/toshiba-sd-w2002.htm
http://www.cwol.com/dvd-burners/toshiba-sd-w2002.htm
http://www.001abc.com/cdwriter/toshiba_sd_w2002_dvd-ram1.html


http://products.consumerguide.com/cp/office/review/index.cfm/id/21347

DVD-RAM Drive
SD-W2002

For industry standard, high-capacity rewritable optical storage, look no further than Toshiba’s SD-W2002 DVD-RAM drive. With 4.7GB of capacity on a single-sided disc and 9.4GB on a dual-sided disc, the SD-W2002 provides unprecedented performance to benefit a range of applications including multimedia development, backup and data archiving. The SD-W2002 DVD-RAM drive conforms to all DVD industry standards to ensure media interchangeability with other DVD-RAM drives.

Uses Rewritable Single or Dual sided media
• single sided - 2.6GB
• dual sided - 5.2GB
• single sided - 4.7GB
• dual sided - 9.4GB
Reads DVD-ROM, DVD-R, and all CD-ROM Media
1,352 - 2,704KB/sec DVD-RAM Transfer Rate
190ms Avg Random Access DVD-RAM Read
120ms Avg Random Access DVD-ROM Read
Large 8MByte Data Buffer