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-- Toshiba SD-R1312 DVD/CDRW Combo
-- Price: ~$109.00 USD
-- 08.17.2003
-- By: GideonX
-- Page: 1 2 3

   We have a different brand of combo drive on the review block today than normal.  On the block is the Toshiba SD-R1312, a 32X10X40X12 DVD and CD/RW combo drive.  With some cases getting smaller and smaller, a optical drive with ability to perform DVD reading and CD-R/W writing helps a lot.  Now if only they can make one that can take care of everything...

   Here are some specs:

Access Time:
Average Random Access - DVD-ROM (12x) Time 130ms
Average Random Access - CD-ROM (40x) Time 110ms
Average Random Access - DVD-RAM (2x) Time 170ms
Average Random Seek Time - DVD-ROM (12x) 120ms
Average Random Seek Time - CD-ROM (40x) 105ms
Average Random Seek Time - DVD-RAM (2x) 130ms
Data Transfer Rate:
Sustained Data Transfer Rate: DVD-ROM 16,200 KByte/s (12X CAV)
Sustained Data Transfer Rate: CD-ROM 6,000 KByte/s (40X CAV)
Sustained Data Transfer Rate: DVD-RAM 2,704 KByte/s (2X CAV)
Burst (ATAPI - multi word DMA Mode 2) 16.7MB/sec
Burst (ATAPI - PIO Mode 4): 16.7MB/sec
Burst (Ultra DMA) 33.3MB/sec
Buffer Size 2,048KByte
Physical Characteristics:
Dimensions 1.6" x 5.7" x 7.6" (41.5mm x 146mm x 193mm)
Weight 2.42 lbs. (1.1kg)
Power Requirements: +5V, +12V (5%)
Compatible CD-RW/DVD-ROM Standard - Write:
Write Formats: CD-R, CD-RW Disc at once, Track at once, session at once, Packet Write
Write Disc: CD-R, CD-RW CD-DA, CD+ (E) G, CD-MIDI, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, MIXED MODE CD, CD-I, CD-I BRIDGE (Photo-CD, Video-CD), Multi-session CD (Photo-CD, CD-Extra, Portfolio)
Compatible CD-RW/DVD-ROM Standard - Read:
CD-ROM CD-DA, CD+(E) G, CD-MIDI, CD-TEXT, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-I, CD-I Bridge (Photo-CD, Video-CD), Multi-session CD (Photo CD, CD-Extra, CD-R, CD-RW, Portfolio), CD-RW (read), CD-R (read)
Operation Temperature 41F - 122F (5C to 50C)
Storage Temperature 14F - 140F ( -10 to 60C)
Operating Humidity (non-condensing) 8% to 80%
MTBF 100,000 POH

   The kit includes:

  • SD-R1312 CD-RW/DVD-ROM ATAPI drive
    (32X CD-R, 10X CD-RW, 40X CD Read, 12X DVD Read)
  • CyberLink PowerDVD software decoder
  • Pinnacle (VOB) Instant CD/DVD -- for CD creation and back-up
  • One piece each of CD-R and CD-RW blank media
  • IDE BUS and audio cables
  • Mounting screws
  • Installation instruction manual
  • Quick start guide

   The retail packages have this label, most of the time, these drives are in OEM boxes.

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