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ProDATA Drive 23GB External USB2.0
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With these drives you can read and record DVDs and/or CDs in all kinds of formats. Please note the difference between DVD+R and DVD-R when buying a DVD burner, often drives can write only to one of those two media types, sometimes to both. When you buy a drive that only supports one type, you will always have to be careful to choose the right writable DVD discs in the shop. Newer DVD drives also support writing to Dual Layer DVDs. This kind of discs have a storage capacity of 8.5 GB instead of the usual 4.7 GB. DVD (re)writers generally can read and write CDs also, but only some CD (re)writers can read DVDs.
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Included since: 15 Sep 2005
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Info modified on: 14 Feb 2013 13:54:33
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Long product name Sony ProDATA Drive 23GB External USB2.0:
The short editorial description of Sony ProDATA Drive 23GB External USB2.0
ProDATA Drive 23GB External USB2.0

Marketing text Sony ProDATA Drive 23GB External USB2.0

The official marketing text of Sony ProDATA Drive 23GB External USB2.0 as supplied by the manufacturer
ProDATA is designed to meet today’s data storage challenges by providing 23GB of storage capacity on just one single-side media, while the new drive sustains a maximum read transfer rate of 11MB/sec, making it ideal for data-intensive applications in markets such as healthcare, telecom, banking, insurance, legal and government.

The drive and media will feature a durable, airtight structure to prevent dust particle contamination of the drive mechanism and disc surface, increasing reliability for critical applications.

Rewritable media and write-once read many (WORM) media for regulatory and secure storage requirements will be supported.

The 5.25-inch external drives will incorporate an Ultra 160 LVD/SE SCSI and USB 2.0 interfaces for easy integration into high-end workstations, servers and automated libraries used for storage and archival purposes.
Short summary description Sony ProDATA Drive 23GB External USB2.0:
This short summary of the Sony ProDATA Drive 23GB External USB2.0 data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Sony ProDATA Drive 23GB External USB2.0, AC 100-240V +/- 10%, 50/60Hz +/- 5%, Rewritable (PDDRW23): Write-once (PDDWO23), 7.83 x 12 x 2.32" (199 x 306 x 59 mm)
Long summary description Sony ProDATA Drive 23GB External USB2.0:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Sony ProDATA Drive 23GB External USB2.0 based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Sony ProDATA Drive 23GB External USB2.0. Drive device, buffer size: 16 MB, Burst transfer rate: 160 MB/s, Power consumption (typical): 30 W. Weight: 9.92 lbs (4.5 kg). Power requirements: AC 100-240V +/- 10%, 50/60Hz +/- 5%, Media types supported: Rewritable (PDDRW23): Write-once (PDDWO23), Native capacity: 23 GB
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Drive device, buffer size
A reserved segment of memory within a drive device that is used to hold the data being processed.
16 MB
Burst transfer rate
160 MB/s
Power consumption (typical)
Amount of power consumed by this model, often expressed in watts (W). Typical values that manufacturers give are power consumption when off, standby/suspended mode, typical use, maximum usage.
30 W
Mean time between failures (MTBF)
Statistical model used to indicate product/mechanism reliability; expressed in hours and percentage of duty cycle. This number (in hours) does not indicate the mean time before failure for a single unit/mechanism.
100.000 h
Weight & Dimensions
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
9.92 lbs (4,5 kg)
Other features
Power requirements
AC 100-240V +/- 10%, 50/60Hz +/- 5%
Media types supported
The types of media which can be used with this product.
Rewritable (PDDRW23): Write-once (PDDWO23)
Native capacity
Actual medium capacity without applying compression.
23 GB
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
7.83 x 12 x 2.32" (199 x 306 x 59 mm)
Technical features
Interface: USB2.0