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 LiteOn Introduces SOHW-1673S: 8x DVD+RW & 6x DVD-RW Support
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Message Text: The fastest DVD rewriting technology, 8x DVD+RW & 6x DVD-RW, has been implemented into new LITE-ON IT ATAPI / E-IDE 16x DVD Dual drives : SOHW-1673S.

You don't need to stand previous slow 4x DVD rewriting speed. This DVD Dual Drive is also able to write certified DVD+R DL Double Layer media at 4x maximum, write single layer DVD+R & DVD-R at 16x maximum, and read DVD-ROM media at 16x maximum. It takes around 6 minutes to backup 4.7 GB data on a certified single layer DVD+R or DVD-R media at 16x. It can save you a lot of time and trouble for data storage. This drive is not only a powerful DVD ReWriter but also an Ultra-Speed CD-RW drive.

It can write CD-R media at 48x maximum, rewrite Ultra-Speed CD-RW media at 24x maximum, and read CD-ROM media at 48x maximum. SOHW-1673S has the best CD-R writing performance in the current market of 16x DVD Dual ReWriters. No matter what you want to backup important or personal data from ( digital still camera, digital video camcorder, TV, etc. ), SOHW-1673S is your best choice for recording large volumes of DVD audio & video.

An amazing LITE-ON IT 16x DVD Dual Drive with the fastest DVD rewriting function can meet your desires for DVD title creating and multi-media applications on PCs. Built-in SMART-BURN technology provides Buffer UnderRun Free function and great media compatibility for high-speed writing DVD+R / DVD+RW / DVD-R / DVD-RW / CD-R / CD-RW media.

Innovative SMART-X technology provides smooth & stable Audio CD / VCD / DVD playback and high-performance DAE / VCD / DVD data extraction. 2 MB buffer memory is available for stable DVD recording. Power saving function is also ready.

Update: Below is the official press release from LiteON Europe

LITEON IT Corporation, the world?s leader in optical storage solutions, proudly announces the fastest DVD rewriting technology: 8x DVD+RW & 6x DVD-RW. This technology has been implemented into the new LITEON ATAPI/E-IDE 16x DVD Dual drives.

The SOHW-1673S is the next LITEON product that supports Double Layer media. This drive benefits both consumers and professionals in need of ample, yet cost-effective storage solutions. The SOHW-1673S is an excellent solution for audio enthusiasts seeking to archive more songs and video-files. With this product you?ll find a way to easily store more digital content.

The SOHW-1673SX is the external version, which will also be launched soon. This product offers an integrated USB 2.0 port for easy, flexible connectivity, and is ideal for users ?on the go?.

The Double Layer SOHW-1673S & SOHW-1673SX drives allow users to record up to four hours of high-quality MPEG-2 video or up to 8.5GB of data, music and/or images on compatible DVD+R DL media. Consumers can store more than 2,000 songs, which is the equivalent of 7 days of music, or four hours of high quality video without a commercial break on a single Double Layer disc. A Double Layer disc can also hold up to 17,000 JPEG files or up to 17 hours of VHS quality video.

DVD Features

SOHW-1673S & SOHW-1673SX drives possess an onboard 2MB buffer and utilize Lite-On patented cutting-edge technologies: SMART-BURN for optimizing the quality of each burn, SMART-X for setting the optimum speed of operation and FDSS (Floating Double Suspension System) for reducing noise and vibration.

The key performance specifications of each drive are achieved with supported media only.

Write Speeds:
DVD-/+R 16X
DVD+R DL 4X
CD-R 48X

Re-write Speeds:
DVD+RW 8X
DVD-RW 6X
CD-RW 24X

Read Speeds:
DVD-ROM 16X
CD-ROM 48X

Compatibility
This drive supports Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP operating environments.

Software
The SOHW-1673S & SOHW-1673SX drives bundle an impressive assortment of DVD authoring software and recording applets for creation of data, music, and video discs, including Ahead?s Nero Express 6, Nero Vision Express, and PowerDVD from Cyberlink. For sheer simplicity and power, these applications are ideally suited to meet a wide range of consumer requirements for the creation and playback of DVDs, VCDs, and SVCDs.

Extra Bezel Set
In the retail box of the SOHW-1673S consumers will find a white and a black bezel set. Now people can easily adjust the color of the drive to their PC !
 
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