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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: 01 Sep 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 Jan 2014 04:29:56
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Long product name NEC AD-7173A:
The short editorial description of NEC AD-7173A
AD-7173A, Labelflash™, DVD: 160 ms, E-IDE / ATAPI, 2 MB, CD-RW: 32x, DVD +RW: 8x, Silver, OEM

Marketing text NEC AD-7173A

The official marketing text of NEC AD-7173A as supplied by the manufacturer
Things couldn't be any more flexible, comfortable ­ or above all ­ faster.

Are you in the mood for miracles ­ when it comes to DVD and CD reading- and writing-speed? Simply place your confidence in the NEC AD-7173A DVD Multi Writer.

The AD-7173A, with Labelflash™, is the optimal alternative when you need to professionally design your disk labels.
The drive reads DVDs (16x) and CDs (48x) super-fast and is likewise built to take the curves supremely when writing, accomplishing a breathtaking 18x DVD speed when writing to DVD-R/+Rs and 12x with DVD-RAM. Its output when writing to DVD-R DLs/DVD +R9 and +RWs is 8x speed; it handle DVD-RWs at 6x and CD-R/-RWs at 48x/32x speed.

What more could you dream of!
Short summary description NEC AD-7173A:
This short summary of the NEC AD-7173A data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
NEC AD-7173A, DVD-ROM, DVD-R (DL), DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, DVD +R, DVD +RW, DVD +R9, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW 80mm & 120mm di, DVD-RW, EIDE/ATA, DAO, SAO, TAO zero gap, variable / fixed packet, multisession, 148 x 42 x 175 mm, Vertical/Horizontal
Long summary description NEC AD-7173A:
This is an auto-generated long summary of NEC AD-7173A based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
NEC AD-7173A. Mounting: Vertical/Horizontal. Optical drive type: DVD-RW, Interface: EIDE/ATA, Drive device, buffer size: 2 MB. CD write speed: 48x, CD rewrite speed: 32x, DVD+R write speed: 18x. CD read speed: 48x, DVD-RAM read speed: 12x. DVD drive average random access time: 160 ms, Access time: 140 ms
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Optical drive type*
An optical drive uses laser to read optical discs such as CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray. Some types of optical drive are: CD ROM drive, CR-RW (CD writer) drive, DVD-ROM.
Interface ports to connect pieces of equipment. USB (Universal Serial Bus) has become the most popular wired interface to connect peripherals. USB 2.0 supports speeds up to 480 Mbit/s (USB 1: 12 Mbit/s). The interface FireWire is also known as the IEEE 1394 standard. Enhanced IDE (EIDE)is sometimes referred to as Fast ATA, Fast IDE or ATA-2.
Drive device, buffer size
A reserved segment of memory within a drive device that is used to hold the data being processed.
2 MB
Writing speed
CD write speed*
CD rewrite speed
DVD-R Double Layer write speed
DVD+RW write speed
DVD-RW write speed
DVD-R write speed
DVD+R write speed
Reading speed
CD read speed *
DVD-RAM read speed
Access time
DVD drive average random access time
160 ms
Access time
140 ms
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.
705 g
Other features
Media types supported
The types of media which can be used with this product.
DVD-ROM, DVD-R (DL), DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, DVD +R, DVD +RW, DVD +R9, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW 80mm & 120mm di
Write methods
List of methods employed for writing to media.
DAO, SAO, TAO zero gap, variable / fixed packet, multisession
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
148 x 42 x 175 mm
Number of discs
The amount of discs contained in the device.
DVD+R9 speed