Wednesday, December 6th 2006

First HD DVD ROM Drive Announced in Japan

Japanese Buffalo announced the release of the first HD DVD ROM drive for PCs, offering playback of double-layer 30GB HD DVD video movies. Dubbed "HDV-ROM2.4FB", the ATAPI drive will retail in the Japanese market late December at a suggested retail price of 37,000 Yen ($322). The drive is based on the Toshiba SD-H802A HD DVD ROM drive, and is capable of reproducing both single layer (15GB) and double layer (30GB) HD DVD-ROM media at 2.4x (CLV, 10708.8 KB/s). Other specifications include reading of DVD-ROM and DVD±R (SL and DL) as well as DVD±RW media at 5x. As for the CD-ROM, CD-R and CD-RW formats, the Buffalo drive supports reading at a speed of 15x maximum. Buffalo HDV-ROM2.4FB is one of the first HD DVD ROM drives for the computer market that have been publicly introduced. NEC(HR-1100A) and HP(hd100) also introduced HD DVD ROM drives earlier this year, which never showed up on the market.Source: CDRInfo
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What drive is used in the hd-dvd drive for the xbox 360? Anyone know?

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