Monday, August 17th 2009

LiteOn Announces Slim and Compact eTAU10 External DVD Writer

Optical drives specialist LiteOn is out with the slim and compact eTAU10 external DVD writer. Best suited for netbooks and ultra-slim notebooks without optical drives, the eTAU10 is slimmer than most external slim optical drives, measuring the same as portable CD players, and weighs 350 g. It comes in piano-black and pearl-white (both glossy). USB 2.0 is the almighty connector here, that provides both power and data connection to the host PC. DVD±R and DVD+RW discs are burnt at 8X, double-layer DVD±R at 6X, DVD-RAM at 5X, and 24X for CDs. Priced at 45 Euro, the LiteOn eTAU10 external DVD writer starts selling next month.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
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4 Comments on LiteOn Announces Slim and Compact eTAU10 External DVD Writer

#1
AltecV1
anything that has a slim in its name will sell:laugh:
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FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
USB 2.0 is the almighty connector here
why not add firewire?? everyone knows its faster & its not as if most laptops DONT come with a firewire port so why the hate?
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#3
mlee49
Because to use Firewire you have to pay Apple lol :p
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#4
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: FreedomEclipse
why not add firewire?? everyone knows its faster & its not as if most laptops DONT come with a firewire port so why the hate?
You won't need Firewire for a DVD drive because it's faster. Ever.

At 8X, DVDs dole out data at 10.8 MB/s. Why would you need anything faster than USB 2.0 for that? For something this compact Firewire along with USB would mean additional components. A waste.
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