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With these drives you can read and record DVDs and/or CDs in all kinds of formats. Please note the difference between DVD+R and DVD-R when buying a DVD burner, often drives can write only to one of those two media types, sometimes to both. When you buy a drive that only supports one type, you will always have to be careful to choose the right writable DVD discs in the shop. Newer DVD drives also support writing to Dual Layer DVDs. This kind of discs have a storage capacity of 8.5 GB instead of the usual 4.7 GB. DVD (re)writers generally can read and write CDs also, but only some CD (re)writers can read DVDs.
optical disc drives
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Included since: 02 Feb 2006
The date Icecat noticed for the first time that this product was included in the price list of a channel partner
Info modified on: 11 Aug 2011 17:08:01
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Long product name ASUS CRW-5232A:
The short editorial description of ASUS CRW-5232A
ASUS CRW-5232A(52X/32X/52X CD-ReWriter)

Marketing text ASUS CRW-5232A

The official marketing text of ASUS CRW-5232A as supplied by the manufacturer
ASUS always worked very hard in developing noise-reduction technologies and its efforts has now entered the optical drive sector. The ASUS QuieTrack Series successfully reduced noise without compromising performance by adopting AFFM and DDSSII. AFFM (Airflow Field Modification) is designed to change the uneven airflow field inside the drive because even pressure distribution leads to quieter and more stable operation. Yet the patented DDSSII (Double Dynamic Suspension System) stabilize the pick-up head, both horizontally and vertically, achieving more precise tracking while reducing vibration and noise caused by high-revolution motors. Moreover ASUS introduced the world's first online firmware update tool inside burning software. By using this intelligent tool, it will automatically remind you to update firmware if necessary.

The result is ultimate reliability and performance for music compilation, data backups and smooth audio playback. And of course, ASUS patented technologies such as FlextraLink™ FlextraSpeed™ and DDSS II are also available in this top-quality optical drive to allow 32X/52X re/writing speeds.
Short summary description ASUS CRW-5232A:
This short summary of the ASUS CRW-5232A data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
ASUS CRW-5232A, 20 - 80%, DC + 5V / DC +12 V, CD-ROM, CD-ROM/XA, Photo CD, CD-I, CD-Extra, CD-Text, Video CD,Audio CD, I-Trax, Black, 5 - 45 °C, TAO, DAO, SAO, Packet Write
Long summary description ASUS CRW-5232A:
This is an auto-generated long summary of ASUS CRW-5232A based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
ASUS CRW-5232A. Colour of product: Black. Drive device, buffer size: 2 MB, Mean time between failures (MTBF): 100000 h. CD write speed: 52x, CD rewrite speed: 32x. CD read speed: 52x. Access time: 100 ms
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Colour of product*
The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
Drive device, buffer size
A reserved segment of memory within a drive device that is used to hold the data being processed.
2 MB
Mean time between failures (MTBF)
Statistical model used to indicate product/mechanism reliability; expressed in hours and percentage of duty cycle. This number (in hours) does not indicate the mean time before failure for a single unit/mechanism.
100000 h
Writing speed
CD write speed*
CD rewrite speed
Reading speed
CD read speed*
Access time
Access time
100 ms
Operational conditions
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
20 - 80%
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
5 - 45°C
Storage temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely stored.
-20 - 60°C
Weight & dimensions
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
830 g
Other features
Power requirements
DC + 5V / DC +12 V
Media types supported
The types of media which can be used with this product.
CD-ROM, CD-ROM/XA, Photo CD, CD-I, CD-Extra, CD-Text, Video CD,Audio CD, I-Trax
Write methods
List of methods employed for writing to media.
TAO, DAO, SAO, Packet Write
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
149 x 174.30 x 43 mm
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
Windows XP/ NT/ ME/ 2000/ 98SE