Monday, June 8, 2009

PLDS announces many optical drives, including 12h-speed models to work with Blu-ray Discs

Philips & Lite-On Digital Storage Solutions (PLDS) this year intended to introduce several new models of optical drives, including drives to work with standard Blu-ray at high speed.


Among the new products would be internal and external devices for use with DVD ± R discs and DVD ± RW at speeds up to 24h, and the thin external drives with the speed of the 16h and supporting technology LabelTag. The latter allows you to put stickers on the working surface of the disc.

Drives Lite-On LabelTag will be supplied with a set of software for work - Nero. LabelTag, according to the source, can work with any standard discs, DVD ± R.

* IHAS524: first 24h drive support LabelTag. It also supports technology SmartErase, allowing permanently delete data from disks.
* IHAS324: internal S-ATA-drive, the speed of 24h with DVD ± RW, support SmartWrite, SmartErase, color black (+ gray front panel)
* IHAS624: internal S-ATA-drive, the speed of 24h with DVD ± RW, support LightScribe, LabelTag, SmartWrite and SmartErase, color black (+ gray front panel)
* IHAS124: internal S-ATA-drive, the speed of 24h, the support SmartWrite, color black
* IHAS224: internal S-ATA-drive, the speed of 24h, SmartWrite support and LightScribe, the color black
* ETDU106: thin external drive DVD-ROM, the speed of 16h, the power of USB, black / white
* IHOS104: internal, 4X BD-ROM, color black / silver
* EHOS104: external, 4X BD-ROM
* IHES108: internal, 8X BD-COMBO, black

These drives will appear in May. And in September PLDS will be presented such a model: DS-8A3S - Slim-internal drive 8X DVD-RW with an S-ATA, DS-8A4L - Slim-internal drive 8X DVD-RW with an S-ATA and support for LightScribe.

In early autumn, will be issued eZAU322 - external 22-speed writing DVD-drive with the support of SmartWrite and EZ-DUB, and eZAU422, similar eZAU322, only with support for LightScribe.

As for the more rapid than the available 4-speed model of writer DH-4B1S drive to work with BD-discs, the PLDS news in the near future is expected. 12-speed device to work with Blu-ray is expected only in the fourth quarter of this year.

Since July this year, PLDS, has received a license to drive sales of HP, will offer in Europe, such a model: Dvd1160i, Dvd1170i, Dvd1170e and Dvd1270i.

Source: http://www.cdrinfo.com/