Toshiba Brings World’s First(*1) Slim HD DVD-RW Drive to Laptops
Toshiba today announced the world’s first*1 slim HD DVD-RW drive for notebook PCs that can read and write and rewrite to HD DVD-RW discs, and read and write to HD DVD-R discs and to standard DVD and CD discs. Sample shipments of the new drive are scheduled to start next month.
The new SD-L912A makes it possible to backup the large capacities of PC hard drives to the reusable format of HD DVD-RW discs, and store data-rich HD digital content. The drive’s ability to rewrite to HD DVD-RW also opens the way to a wide range of applications involving storage and rewriting of large volumes of data.
The new product also supports high speed read and write*2 for standard DVD and CD discs, and the complete library of different DVD and CD formats.
The new drive is compliant with the EU RoHS*3 directive on environmentally hazardous substances, which came into force in July 2006.
Toshiba will feature the new drive at the Toshiba Digital Media Network Taiwan Corporation booth (booth: B1234) at Computex 2007, which will be held in Taipei, Taiwan from June 5 to 9.
*1 As of June, 4th, 2007.
*2 For read speeds and compatible discs, please refer to the specifications above.
*3 The RoHS Directive is European Union legislation that eliminates the use of six hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
Further details available here.
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