Asus has today released the ASUS DVD-E818A2/A2T, a first series of optical drives that supports 5X DVD-RW DL standard.
The ASUS DVD-E818A2 (ATAPI/E-IDE) and ASUS DVD-E818A2T (SATA) are able to read 5X DVD-RW DL ? the brand new industry format.
The ASUS DVD-E818A2/A2T optical drives also offer fast data transfer speeds with DVD-ROM max data transfer rates of 24930 KB/s (18X), and CD-ROM max data transfer rates of 7200 KB/s (48X). Access times are also shortened with fast random access times for DVD access at 105 ms versus typical 95 ms CD access times.
Asus' exclusive QuieTrack technology is available to dampen drive noise while improving stability.
The ASUS DVD-E818A2 and ASUS DVD-E818A2T also provide users with many other features including the support for Speed Auto-Switch Function, High Speed CD-Audio Playback, High Speed Digital Audio Extraction, the choice to mount the drives vertically or horizontally, a dust resistance design, as well as support for changeable panels.