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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: 15 Jul 2005
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Info modified on: 02 Aug 2011 01:07:42
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Long product name ASUS DRW-1604P-D:
The short editorial description of ASUS DRW-1604P-D
DRW -160 4P-D External DVD±/RW Drive

Marketing text ASUS DRW-1604P-D

The official marketing text of ASUS DRW-1604P-D as supplied by the manufacturer
The ASUS DRW-1604P-D is an external DVD±/RW drive that supports both 16X DVD-Write and 16X DVD+Write. The drive also enables 4X Double Layer, 4X DVD-ReWrite, 4X DVD+ReWrite, 16X DVD-ROM, 32X CD-Write, 24X CD-ReRwite and 40X CD-ROM. The drive complies with the Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB2.0) and IEEE 1394 specifications and comes equipped with the latest innovative technologies in DVD recording. ASUS external DVD+-/RW drives are accentuated by the latest innovations in CD-recording technology, namely: FlextraLink™, FlextraSpeed™, and DDSS II (Double Dynamic Suspension System II).

Product Features:
16 X DVD-Write/4X DVD-RW/ 16X DVD+Write/4X DVD+ReWrite/ 4X DVD+R (DL)/ 16X DV D-ROM/32X CD-Write/24X CD-ReWrite/40X CD-ROM

Dual Interface: USB 2.0 & IEEE 1394

Over-Speed Burning Less Burning Time and Save Money

Precision Recording Technology Increase by Tenfold the Number of Times Disc Can be Rewritten

• DDSS II - Double Dynamic Suspension System
• Optical Pickup Head LCT - Liquid Crystal Tilt Technology
• Anti-Toppling Drive Stand for Stable Vertical Burning
• ASUS Unique Live Firmware Update Tool
• Supports Windows XP/ NT/ ME/ 2000/ 98SE , Mac OS X
• Supports Multi-Formats: DVD-ROM, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-Video , DVD-RAM, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, CD-ROM Mode1, CD-ROM/XA Mode2, Photo CD, CD-I, CD-Extra, CD-Text
• Bundled Latest NERO Burning Software
Short summary description ASUS DRW-1604P-D:
This short summary of the ASUS DRW-1604P-D data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
ASUS DRW-1604P-D, 5 - 85%, 100 ~ 240V (50 ~ 60Hz), DVD-ROM, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, Photo CD, CD-DA, CD-Extra, CD-R, , 5 - 45 °C, DAO, TAO, SAO, Packet Write, Multi-Session Recording, Sequential/ Incremental Recording, Random, 155.6 x 226 x 50 mm
Long summary description ASUS DRW-1604P-D:
This is an auto-generated long summary of ASUS DRW-1604P-D based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
ASUS DRW-1604P-D. Drive device, buffer size: 2 MB, Mean time between failures (MTBF): 60.000 h. CD write speed: 32x, CD rewrite speed: 24x. CD read speed: 40x. DVD drive average random access time: 140 ms, Access time: 130 ms. Weight: 1.44 kg
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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.
60.000 h
Writing speed
CD write speed*
CD rewrite speed
Reading speed
CD read speed*
DVD read speed
Access time
DVD drive average random access time
140 ms
Access time
130 ms
Operational conditions
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
5 - 85%
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.
1.44 kg
Other features
Power requirements
100 ~ 240V (50 ~ 60Hz)
Media types supported
The types of media which can be used with this product.
Write methods
List of methods employed for writing to media.
DAO, TAO, SAO, Packet Write, Multi-Session Recording, Sequential/ Incremental Recording, Random
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
155.6 x 226 x 50 mm
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
Windows XP/NT/ME/2000/98SE
Mac OS X
Storage capacity DVD
8.5 GB
DVD-R speed
DVD+R speed
DVD-RW speed
DVD+RW speed