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Sony ProDATA Drive 23GB External USB2.0 optical disc drive

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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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Long product name Sony ProDATA Drive 23GB External USB2.0 optical disc drive :
The short editorial description of Sony ProDATA Drive 23GB External USB2.0 optical disc drive

ProDATA Drive 23GB External USB2.0

Sony ProDATA Drive 23GB External USB2.0 optical disc drive:
The official marketing text of Sony ProDATA Drive 23GB External USB2.0 optical disc drive 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 optical disc drive:
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Sony ProDATA Drive 23GB External USB2.0, 16 MB, 160 MB/s, 30 W, 100.000 h, 9.92 lbs (4.5 kg), AC 100-240V +/- 10%, 50/60Hz +/- 5%
Long summary description Sony ProDATA Drive 23GB External USB2.0 optical disc drive :

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

This is an auto-generated long summary of Sony ProDATA Drive 23GB External USB2.0 optical disc drive based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

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Drive device, buffer size
16 MB
Burst transfer rate
160 MB/s
Power consumption (typical)
30 W
Mean time between failures (MTBF)
100.000 h
Weight & dimensions
9.92 lbs (4.5 kg)
Other features
Power requirements
AC 100-240V +/- 10%, 50/60Hz +/- 5%
Media types supported
Rewritable (PDDRW23): Write-once (PDDWO23)
Native capacity
23 GB
Dimensions (WxDxH)
7.83 x 12 x 2.32" (199 x 306 x 59 mm)
Technical features
Interface: USB2.0
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There has been an increased need for more storage capacity over the last few years, where we have seen hard disks for example, progress from a meagre 2GB to over 250GB in less than a decade. This need has also overflowed into the world of DVD recordin...
Good access times, considering the disc size, The...
Bad Isnt compatible with upcoming HDDVD, BluRay formats, Writing performance wasnt up to specified specs, High priced...
Bottom line Sonys BW-RU101 is probably among the first optical storage drives (along with Plasmons UDO) that use blue-laser technology to reach storage capacities of 23GB with Sony promising up to 100GB storage by the end of 2007. The drive uses cartridges that...