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Pioneer Unveils Slim and Compact DVR-XD09J Portable DVD Writer

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  1. btarunr

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    Pioneer rolled out the DVR-XD09J portable DVD writer. It sports a slim cuboid design, and uses a top-loading mechanism like retro portable CD players. It measures 133x133x14.8 mm, and weighs in at 240 g. It relies on USB for both connectivity with the host PC, and power. It burns DVD±R at 8x and DVD±R DL at 6x speeds without requiring any external power other than what USB provides.
    It packs CyberLink Power2Go 6, InstantBurn 5, MediaShow 4, and PowerBackup 2. It hits stores in Japan next month.

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    useless for many, but very, very nice for netbook users.
     
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    Would be great for a case mod. I wonder if it's internal interface is something like IDE or SATA, or if it's proprietary?
     
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    its probably a laptop drive in a USB converter box. so whatever laptop DVD burners use.
     
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    It's a top-loader, like Sony Discman, not a laptop drive in an enclosure.
     
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    they can get a laptop drive and merely change the loading mechanism - with those dimensions its about right for a laptop drive. cheaper to modify an existing small design, than to make one from a 5.25" one.
     
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    or they can't, and come up with an indigenous design.
     
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    Guess we'll have to wait until someone takes one apart to find out. It's possible for it to go either way.
     

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