Samsung Unveils DVD-Multi Drive (recordable) &
DVD-ROM Drive (multi-read) at TECHXNY/PC EXPO
NEW YORK CITY (June 25, 2002) - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd (SEC) unveiled
today its DVD Multi drive for recording. The DVD-Multi drive is the
next generation product that combines DVD and CD function into one mechanism.
It realizes read/write support for all DVD discs and CD-R/RW discs.
DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW formats have been all approved by DVD Forum.
SEC will display DVD-Multi drive during TECHXNY/PC EXPO at booth 2422
of RDVDC Pavilion, demonstrating the drive's media compatibility and
DVD/CD storage flexibility. Samsung branded model of DVD-Multi drive
will be released to the market in October 2002. SEC plans to launch
DVD-ROM (Multi-read) in Sep., 2002 in advance.
The DVD-Multi drive supports DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW recording format
compliant with DVD Forum and CD-R/RW. Each of DVD-RAM, DVD-R and DVD-RW
formats, has its own role and benefit. It is goal for SEC to provide
users with all-in-one solution for all multimedia, such as data, audio,
photo and video applications, by combining benefits of each DVD recoding
format and CD-R/RW. Users can experience security of write-once, the
flexibility of rewritable, broad compatibility and a choice of data
volume such as 4.7GB, 700MB capacities.
With read/write support for all of the DVD Forum writable DVD specifications
and read/write support for CD-R/RW discs, SEC's DVD-Multi drive will
have broad appeal among consumers, businesses and professionals who
want backward compatibility and a future-proof solution for all of their
storage needs. Users will choose their recording media based on the
volume and type of data being stored as well as the final application.
DVD-RAM: Offering the familiar random-access read and write performance
of a hard drive, DVD-RAM provides almost instant retrieval of files
or video frames. This capability, combined with DVD-RAM's built-in error
correction, more than 100,000 overwrites and 30-year data life, make
it an excellent solution for secondary data storage, backup/recovery
and editing videos prior to pre-mastering. The DVD-Multi drive reads
from and writes to bare DVD-RAM discs at up to 2x speed (equivalent
to 18x CD rate).
DVD-R: The DVD-R General media's write-once format and 100-year data
life make it an excellent solution for secure storage and archiving.
In addition, because DVD-R General discs can be played back by most
of the DVD video players and DVD-ROM drives in use throughout the world
today, the discs can be easily shared. SEC's DVD-Multi drive writes
to DVD-R General discs at up to 2x speed and reads the discs at up to
DVD-RW: Recorded sequentially, DVD-RW is good for streaming video applications.
Users generally write data in a disc-at-once session, but multiple session
writing can be accomplished if the disc has not been finalized. DVD-RW
media has a data storage life of 30 to 50 years and supports 1x write
speeds. Recorded data can be directly overwritten more than 1,000 times.
CD-R/RW: Smaller files can be stored on low-cost 700MB CD-Rs at up to
12x speed or on CD-RW discs at up to 8x speed. CD playback is at 32x.
To ensure error-free CD recording, SEC's new multifunction drive includes
buffer under-run technology.
SEC will introduce DVD-ROM drive with DVD-Multi Read function September
CD playback is at 48x, DVD playback is at 16x. It has read compatibility
with DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, and CD-R/RW.
About OMS Division of Samsung Electronics
OMS Division of Samsung Electronics has line up with CD-ROM and DVD-ROM
for read only purpose, CD-RW for reading and rewiting and COMBO, combination
of CD-RW and DVD-ROM. It plans to introduce DVD-Multi drive Oct. this
year. OMS Division of Samsung Electronics is 1st class manufacturer
in the ODD Industry of the world, with its full line-up, undergoing
its strategic product for next generation.
http : WWW.SAMSUNGELECTRONICS.COM/ODD
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