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Toshiba’s first HD DVD drive

Notebooks author: Djuki 10.05.2006 Comments Off

Toshiba announced first slim HD DVD drive for Notebooks witch can read HD DVD, standard DVD and CD discs. The SD-L902A has a blue-violet laser diode that can write to HD DVD-R and also support high-density HD DVD-ROM. It has only 12.7 millimeters high, so it can fit into high portable Notebooks. This drive was presented at CEATEC JAPAN 2006, at Makuhari Messe.

Toshiba  SD-L902A

This is the first HD DVD drive so it is not very fast, the SD-L902A use 8MB buffer to burn discs. It can burn HD DVD-R at 1x, DVD-R DL at 2x, DVD+R at 2.4x, DVD±R and DVD±RW at 4x, DVD-RAM at 3x, CD-R at 16x and CD-RW at 10x. This drive has no price yet, but we can expect limited shipments before the end of the year.

Toshiba will continue to develop HD DVD drives so we can expect better and faster models.