Toshiba ships DVD-RAM drive
Responding to growing customer demand for DVD drives in imaging and storage applications, Toshiba America Electronic Components introduced the SD-W1111 DVD-RAM drive last month. The SD-W1111 drive reads and writes to DVD-RAM media at rates of 1.35MBps and reads DVD-ROM and CD-ROM media at 2.7MBps and 2.4MBps, respectively. To improve the read/write speed of larger data blocks, the SD-W1111 includes a 2MB cache buffer. The cache also optimizes 20MBps burst transfers in SCSI synchronous mode. When reading DVD-RAM media, the drive has a 180ms average random seek time.
The drive reads single-sided 2.6GB and double-sided 5.2GB media. Pricing for 2.6GB and 5.2GB media is $24.99 and $39.99, respectively. Now shipping to OEMs, system integrators and distributors, the drive`s suggested list price is $599.