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DRW-1608P DVD±R/RW Drive Black
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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: 23 Feb 2011 17:50:34
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Long product name ASUS DRW-1608P DVD±R/RW Drive Black:
The short editorial description of ASUS DRW-1608P DVD±R/RW Drive Black
DRW-1608P DVD±R/RW Drive

Marketing text ASUS DRW-1608P DVD±R/RW Drive Black

The official marketing text of ASUS DRW-1608P DVD±R/RW Drive Black as supplied by the manufacturer
The ASUS DRW-1608P is a DVD±R/RW drive capable of reading data from and writing data on DVD+R/RW or DVD-R/RW formats. The dual compatibility feature of the DRW-1608P allows you to create DVDs that can be played or read by most DVD-ROM drives and DVD players. This function provides you with flexibility and
efficiency in terms of multimedia data storage and sharing.

• Max. 16X DVD±R/ 8X DVD+RW/ 6X DVD-RW/ 6X DVD±R (DL)
• Max. 4 0 X CD-R/ 24X CD-RW
• Max. 16X DVD-ROM/ 40X CD-ROM
• DVD-R Dual Layer Ready
• 8X DVD+RW Write Ready

Over-Speed Burning:
• Burn 2.4X DVD±R (Double Layer) Disc at 4X /6X Speed
• Burn 8X DVD ± R Disc at 16X Speed

Liquid Crystal Tilt Technology – Precision on Uneven Discs
LCT (Liquid Crystal Tilt) technology provides enhanced pick up head accuracy during recording and playback on discs with uneven curvature and thickness.

FlextraLink™ Buffer Underrun Errors Prevention Technology
Built-in FlextraLink™ prevents users from buffer underrun problems and eliminates the creation of unusable discs. Throughout the recording process, FlextraLink™ consistently monitors the data buffer status to ensure best recording quality under high-speed operation.

FlextraSpeed™ Optimal Writing Speed Adjustment Technology
Built-in FlextraSpeed™ and AI Auto Speed Adjustment Tech. enhance accuracy and reliability when reading/writing/re-writing across a broad range of certified media in different formats. FlextraSpeed™ continuously monitors the recording media and sets the optimal writing speeds to ensure best recording quality. The ASUS proprietary FlextraSpeed™ occupies minimal system resources so the PC remains full operational and available for other applications even during recording process.

Superior Stability with DDSSII
The DDSS technology is designed to minimize the vibration caused by the spindle motor and resonance between components as well as the drive and PC cases. The ASUS patented DDSSII stabilizes, both horizontally and vertically, the pick-up head, achieving more precise tracking and focusing, while reducing vibration and noise caused by high-revolution spindle motors.

Compatible with a Wide Range of Disc Formats

Operates on Horizontal or Vertical Mounting

ASUS Unique Live Firmware Update Tool

Bundle Nero Burning Software & Ulead DVD MovieFactory
Short summary description ASUS DRW-1608P DVD±R/RW Drive Black:
This short summary of the ASUS DRW-1608P DVD±R/RW Drive Black data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
ASUS DRW-1608P DVD±R/RW Drive Black, 5 - 85%, Black, 5 - 45 °C, 148 x 180 x 42.3 mm, 20 - 60 °C, NERO Burning Software
Long summary description ASUS DRW-1608P DVD±R/RW Drive Black:
This is an auto-generated long summary of ASUS DRW-1608P DVD±R/RW Drive Black based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
ASUS DRW-1608P DVD±R/RW Drive Black. Colour of product: Black. Drive device, buffer size: 2 MB, Mean time between failures (MTBF): 60.000 h. CD write speed: 40x, CD rewrite speed: 24x. CD read speed: 40x. DVD drive average random access time: 130 ms, Access time: 120 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.
60.000 h
Writing speed
CD write speed*
CD rewrite speed
DVD rewrite speed
Reading speed
CD read speed*
Access time
DVD drive average random access time
130 ms
Access time
120 ms
Operational conditions
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
5 - 85%
Operational conditions
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 kg
Packaging content
Bundled software
Software distributed with another product such as a piece of computer hardware or other electronic device, or a group of software packages which are sold together. A software suite is an example of bundled software, as is software which is pre-installed on a new computer.
NERO Burning Software
Other features
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
148 x 180 x 42.3 mm
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
Windows XP/NT/ME/2000/98/98SE
Device write media compatibility
Recordable media compatible with this device, expressed as types and applicable characteristics.
Device read media compatibility
Media compatible with this device for reading only; expressed as types and applicable characteristics
DVD-ROM, DVD±R/RW, Photo CD, Video CD, CD-DA, CD-Extra, CD-Text, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-RAM
DVD-R speed
DVD+RW speed
DVD-RW speed
DVD+R speed
Double Layer DVD write speed