Released by Liteon:
Performance, speed and flexibility from LITEON with their 'next generation' combination (DVD&CD-/+RW) drives;
The SOHW-1633s and SHOW-1653S.
Liteons latest versatile, easy to use dual-function internal DVD/CD, Player/Recorders offer the very best writing and rewriting performance available today, implementing the fastest DVD recording technology 16x for DVD+R.
Both drives are able to write up to 48x when functioning as an Ultra-Speed CD writer (CD-R) and write up to 16x as a DVD writer (DVD+R), that's a womping 4.7GB of data in only 6 minutes flat!.
In addition the SOHW-1633S supports the latest double layer burning technology DVD+R DL, affording a massive 8.5GB of storage per disc - that's four hours of DVD Quality Video, all from the same drive - that's double the usual 4.7GB of video storage per DVD.
These innovative products offer both the professional and home user the ability to store video, audio, images & all types of data files onto any type of DVD and CD in both single (or the new double layer format*), Equipped with built-in power saving function a 2MB buffer and SMART-BURN under-run protection Liteon makes it easy to create a DVD or CD of all your data at the push of a button.
The SOHW-1633S key features:
1. The drive is supplied with 2MB of SMART-BURN buffer technology to eliminate under-run at high write speeds and provide stable DVD recording.
2. Bundled with Ahead Nero Express 6 software for great media compatibility.
3. Delivers up to 8.5GB of storage per double layer disc
4. The unit will record onto virtually ANY recordable disc format using LITEON IT's patented technology.
Availability & Pricing: The 1633S RRP is 99 euro or around £70, whilst the 1653S RRP is still TBC. Products are available in most mainstream electrical retailers.