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Lite-On eNAU608 Slim External DVD/CD Writer
     Tue, Mar 29 2011 | 4:02P | Optical Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overall, I’m very pleased with the eNAU608. With netbooks not coming equipped with optical drives by default the eNAU608 provides a great alternative. It is slim and easy to carry around and gives you reasonable performance. It is not nearly the fastest or most advanced drive out on the market, but if you don’t need Blu-Ray than this has it all.
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSONLINE

LITE-ON eNAU608 External Slim USB DVD/CD Writer
     Tue, Mar 22 2011 | 12:01P | Optical Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Have you ever though that all portable drives look alike and just wish that you could personalize it? Well LITE-ON answers your prayers with the eNAU608.
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS

Personalized DVD and CD External USB 8x Slim Writer Review
     Wed, Mar 16 2011 | 3:21P | Optical Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In today’s world where external data storage is so cheap and getting cheaper still many people don't use discs as storage anymore. There are other reasons to have a hard read only copy of data: No one can delete a burned disc, it is cheaper to mail out a disk than to ship out your external HDD or pay for hosting. The LiteON eNau608 Personalized DVD and CD External USB 8x Slim Writer does more than just burn you a DVD or CD it also has two very well designed labeling features you wont find in most burners, couple this with the fact that this is a USB external device and you have a winning combo capable of turning your netbook into a full fledged notebook. Let us examine LiteOn's new External Slim DVD/CD writer to see if it can be what you need it to be when you are dealing with DVD and CD burning.
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSHQ

Pioneer BDR-206MBK BD XL disc burner
     Wed, Mar 09 2011 | 4:00P | Optical Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
" ..The BDR-206MBK faces an uphill struggle to achieve widespread adoption. On the other hand, professionals who need a reliable optical medium for archiving may find the drive appealing. Enthusiasts who are looking for a niche product may still find the Pioneer drive interesting, especially those who regularly back up huge amounts of data...."
  FULL STORY @ REVIEWS

ASUS B@-12B1LT Blu-ray Writer
     Thu, Feb 24 2011 | 12:03P | Optical Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The ASUS BW-12B1LT is an internal powerful Blu-ray ReWrite drive capable writing BD-R media at 12X and reading BD media at up to 8X speed. In this review we will demonstrate the performance of the BW-12B1LT by putting the drive through many tests on a considerable amount of various CD/DVD/BD media. Is this “drive” for you? Keep reading and let’s find out.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Gaming Performance Analysis
     Mon, Feb 14 2011 | 4:49P | Optical Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"So you're a Windows 7 user and you thank Microsoft every day for creating something that has gotten you off Windows Vista. Almost 18 months on and loads of little updates later, we finally find ourselves greeted with the first Service Pack for the operating system. So it's got a list of fixes etc. - But we only really care about one thing when it comes to the new service pack. Is our gaming experience going to be any better? - It's not uncommon for a major release like this to offer us some free performance, and that's exactly what we intend to find out today; if we're able to get some. We'll be using my new favorite test bed in the P67 today with what continues to be the fastest single GPU video card on the market; the MSI GTX 580 1536MB. The focus is of course gaming performance, so we'll be looking at the whole line-up of games today that we normally use in our video card benchmarks, and by the end of it we should be able to get a good idea on whether or not the new service pack is a worthy install for the gamer."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Quick Review: Lite-On iHAS524 DVD Writer
     Fri, Feb 04 2011 | 9:02A | Optical Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"ROM drives don't seem to move forward as fast as a lot of other technology we look at, but today we're looking at the iHAS524 which carries with it some serious numbers that could no doubt break the speed barrier when it comes to ROM usage. On the specifications front we've got a 24x DVD write speed and 16x DVD write speed for Dual Layer disks. ReWrite speeds come in at 8x for + disks and 6x for - while read time for DVDs is 16x."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

 
Archgon MD-9102 Portable Slimline DVD Drive
     Thu, Jan 27 2011 | 9:03A | Optical Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“If you have a portable PC you will most likely need an external portable DVD±R drive at some point. There are a few of these portable drives being offered by some of the big name manufacturers but every once in a while a new-kid moves onto the block and wants to get into the game. The “new kid” on the block is Archgon, who has several products when it comes to Portable Optical Drives.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

SilverStone SOD01 Slimline DVD Writer
     Sun, Jan 23 2011 | 9:02A | Optical Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Today we are going to be looking at a combination of 2 products from SilverStone: the SOD01 Slim DVD super multi-slot loading 8X DVD±R drive and the 3-in-1 small multimedia storage solution, the TS03.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

Sony KDL-55NX810
     Tue, Jan 18 2011 | 5:55P | Optical Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The Sony KDL-55NX810 is a 55-inch LED 3D TV that has some really great features and backs it up with some solid performance too. Built-in Wi-Fi and Internet video capabilities all come without requiring you to shell out too much because Sony makes this TV well worth the money.”
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE

ASUS SBW-06C1S-U External Slim Blu-ray Writer
     Sat, Jan 15 2011 | 12:01P | Optical Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The ASUS SBW-06C1S-U is an external slim-line and yet powerful energy-saving Blu-ray ReWrite drive. It’s sleek, versatile, fast, and well priced. Is this “drive” for you? Let’s find out.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

Archgon Mobile Optical Disk Drive MD-9102 DVD
     Sat, Jan 15 2011 | 9:00A | Optical Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today, ARCHGON is aiming to surpass OEM by delivery the product that meets the demand of end user by placing its value on users come first. We design our product with industry professionalism and innovations resulting in stylish, light, mobile and user-friendly Mobile HDD, Mobile DVD/BD Optical Disk Drive and Media Player which can be enjoy by people of all ages. With quality product, superior customer service and on time delivery, ARCHGON has risen to become the leading IT suppliers."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION

Lite-ON eNAU108 Slim External DVD/CD Writer
     Tue, Jan 04 2011 | 3:30P | Optical Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I am very pleased with the Lite-On eNAU108. The small form factor and light weight allows great portability. Also, the drive does not require an external power supply – it is completely powered from the USB interface. The read and write speeds are nothing special but for a device that is made to be portable, they are great and were attained by the drive during testing.
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSONLINE

Lite-On iHBS112 12X Blu-ray Disc Writer Review
     Fri, Aug 27 2010 | 2:46A | Optical Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At time of writing, the Liteon iHBS112 is the lowest cost 12x Blu-ray burner on the market. With an MSRP of $150, it is nearly 50 bucks less than the Plextor PX-B940SA I recently reviewed. The iHBS112 provides the same level of performance, 12x BD-R write, 8x BD-R Read, 16x DVD±R read and write and 48x CD-R read and write, and comes bundled with a great piece of CyberLink software to help create movies, data discs and enjoy movies in both 2D and 3D. If you’re in the market for a Blu-ray burner today, this is definitely the hardware to consider.
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSONLINE

VisionTek 48x12x48 CD-RW
     Wed, Jun 26 2002 | 10:32A | Optical Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
GotApex? looks at a different kind of VisionTek product... They're looking at the 48x12x48 VisionTek CD-RW! Here's the article.

Surprising just about everyone, Visiontek will have a new product line appearing in stores today - the Xtasy 40x and 48x speed CD-RW drives. Naturally, being a geek in love with burning, I was more than a little curious. The press release that first announced the new drives lacked the information I wanted - were these drives based on Ricoh, Plextor, or Lite On tech? Or did Visiontek develop their own drive to compete with the big boys?

  FULL STORY @ GOTAPEX?

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