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Toshiba Intros Dual Format DVD Burners

3/22/2004 03:18:00 PM Eastern

Irvine, Calif. - Toshiba’s Storage Device Division has introduced its first dual format DVD burners for the desktop and notebook computer markets.

Toshiba has offered dual format DVD burners in its Satellite notebook line, but these are its first aftermarket dual format drives.

The SD-R5272 is a half-height internal PC drive that is now available directly from Toshiba for $149. It features 8x Dash and Plus write, and 4x Dash and Plus rewrite speeds. CD rewrite and write speeds are 10x and 32x, respectively. The drive is bundled with Nero DVD/CD burning software.

The SD-R6372 is being shipped exclusively into the notebook OEM market. Its Dash and Plus write speed is 4x with discs being rewritten in both formats at 2x. There are no plans at this time to sell this drive into the retail channel.