Toshiba Announces Desktop HD DVD Recorder
Anh Tuan Huynh
January 5, 2007 2:06 PM
comment(s) - last by
Toshiba's newest recorder is for OEMs only
a new HD DVD recorder, the
. The SD-H903A sports a regular 5.25” form factor coupled with a SATA interface which makes it ideal for desktop and home theater PC systems. The drive is also compatible with other optical disc formats including various DVD and CD formats as well.
As the SD-H903A is a first generation HD DVD recorder the write speeds are limited to 1x on HD DVD-R and HD DVD-R DL media. DVD-R and DVD+R write speeds are limited to 8x and 2.4x on DL media. CD-R writing speed is also limited at 10x, disappointingly.
“HD DVD adoption is growing rapidly in all applications – from gaming to A/V editing. With its remarkable resolution, higher storage capacity and interactive offerings, HD DVD brings a superior media experience to consumers. Toshiba’s new writer will greatly transform current PC offerings,” said Scott Maccabe, vice president and general manager, Toshiba Storage Device Division.
Users expecting to purchase the SD-H903A for their desktop or home theater PC systems will be disappointed as Toshiba is only shipping the drive to OEMs. Toshiba expects to begin sampling the SD-H903A to OEMs later this month.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
finally another SATA ODD !!
1/6/2007 12:08:39 AM
As I was guessing before the speeds of HD-DVD / BD-DVD will surly needs SATA not IDE, most ODD today only used ATA-66 ( not even 100 ), and some of them uses ATA-33 too...
surly they can go for ATA-100 or even ATA-133 but the move to SATA is more logical as in both ways they need to change the controller, just in case of SATA is bigger change.
now, just waiting for the universal writers with SATA interface :)
wow, this will be expensive !!
RE: finally another SATA ODD !!
1/6/2007 1:08:53 PM
ATA-33 is fast enough for any optical drive, including this one. The sata interface is not chosen for speed here.
RE: finally another SATA ODD !!
1/6/2007 3:36:00 PM
Well, if you are copying two DVDs on the fly from the same controller (not something I'd do), it is possible that ATA-33 will become a bottleneck. That said, there are DVDRW drives out there supporting ATA-66, and that is unlikely going to be insufficient in the mid term.
That said, I would welcome SATA optical drives, but pretty much just for the thinner cables. It's part of the legacy components I'd like to see gone.. physically at least.
I do welcome my motherboard bios's ability to emulate UDMA from SATA just in case, especially given that Windows XP SP2 does not include SATA drivers in the original CD.
"It seems as though my state-funded math degree has failed me. Let the lashings commence." -- DailyTech Editor-in-Chief Kristopher Kubicki
Samsung Adds 2 TB 850 EVO, PRO SSDs for $800, $1000
July 7, 2015, 4:23 PM
Seagate Senior Researcher: Heat Can Kill Data on Stored SSDs
May 13, 2015, 2:49 PM
How to Recover Most Apps After Your NVIDIA Driver Crashes in Windows 10
March 30, 2015, 12:54 PM
Tinkerer Gets Old School Mac Plus Running on the Modern Web
March 24, 2015, 6:41 PM
Facebook-Backed Oculus Rift's Release Date Slips to 2016; Valve and HTC Salivate
March 16, 2015, 5:58 PM
Hackers Steal Roughly $1 Billion From Banks Using Malware RAT
February 17, 2015, 9:30 AM
Most Popular Articles
As iPad Sales Wane and Watch Flops, iPhone Saves Apple's Profit With Its Heroics
July 22, 2015, 6:13 PM
Editorial: Reddit Allows Itself to be Hijacked as a Hate Platform For Racist Bigots
July 21, 2015, 6:32 PM
Microsoft July 29 Windows 10 Launch: Freebies, Rollout, and What's Next
July 21, 2015, 2:40 PM
Mozilla and Facebook to Adobe: It's Time to Kill Flash
July 20, 2015, 6:30 PM
Google Scores Bizarre Court Win as Disgruntled Android Users' Lawyers Ruin Case
July 16, 2015, 5:58 PM
Latest Blog Posts
Sceptre Airs 27", 120 Hz. 1080p Monitor/HDTV w/ 5 ms Response Time for $220
Dec 3, 2014, 10:32 PM
Costco Gives Employees Thanksgiving Off; Wal-Mart Leads "Black Thursday" Charge
Oct 29, 2014, 9:57 PM
"Bear Selfies" Fad Could Turn Deadly, Warn Nevada Wildlife Officials
Oct 28, 2014, 12:00 PM
The Surface Mini That Was Never Released Gets "Hands On" Treatment
Sep 26, 2014, 8:22 AM
ISIS Imposes Ban on Teaching Evolution in Iraq
Sep 17, 2014, 5:22 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2015 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information