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Product code :
The brand's unique identifier for a product. Multiple product codes can be mapped to one mother product data-sheet if the specifications are identical. We map away wrong codes or sometimes logistic variants.
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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: 28 Jul 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: 06 Feb 2017 11:59:46
The date of the most recent change of this product data-sheet in Icecat.
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Long product name Sony SMO-F551:
The short editorial description of Sony SMO-F551
SMO-F551 5-25"MO Internal Drive SCSI 5.2 Gb

Marketing text Sony SMO-F551

The official marketing text of Sony SMO-F551 as supplied by the manufacturer
Key features:

- Large Capacity 5.2GBytes Disk. Storage capacity is significantly increased by the latest technology. MO system is the perfect solution for professional use such as Medical Industry, Telecommunication, DTP, A/V editing and etc..

- High-speed Data transfer Rate. The use of high-speed spindle motor and high-performance RISC CPU enable a sustained transfer rate of up to 5.0 MBytes/sec(max.). This MO drive can handle animation such as MPEG-2 level picture.

- Large Capacity 4MBytes Cache Memory. Efficient recording, quick response and optimum operational environment are provided through use of 4MBytes buffer and Sony's original cache control algorithm(S-Cache*).
*S-Cache is a trademark of Sony Corporation.

- High Reliability. Sony MO drive can achieve MTBF of 300,000 POH(60% Reliability).* And the disk offers 50 years of archival life with 10 million record/playback cycles.*
*Estimation based on in-house test results. MTBF: Mean Time Between Failure.

- Maintenance Free. In this MO drive,preventive measures are taken to guard against dust. It is unnecessary to clean the optical lens of your MO drive.

- Disk Compatibility. Sony 8X MO drive is compatible with ISO format 5.25 inch MO disk, therefore it allows access to old data which maybe on 1st or 2nd generation media. And the drive also accepts CCW(Continuous Composite Write-once) disks and 2.6GBytes Direct Over-Write disk for many purposes and applications.
Short summary description Sony SMO-F551:
This short summary of the Sony SMO-F551 data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Sony SMO-F551, 5.25inch MO Disk with Cartridge, 146 x 203 x 40.6 mm, Apple MacOS Microsoft Windows 3.x Microsoft Windows NT
Long summary description Sony SMO-F551:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Sony SMO-F551 based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Sony SMO-F551. Media types supported: 5.25inch MO Disk with Cartridge, Dimensions (WxDxH): 146 x 203 x 40.6 mm, Compatible operating systems: Apple MacOS Microsoft Windows 3.x Microsoft Windows NT
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Read speed
The speed at which a device can read data.
10 MB/s
Writing speed
CD write speed*
CD rewrite speed
Reading speed
CD read speed*
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.
1.5 kg
Other features
Media types supported
The types of media which can be used with this product.
5.25inch MO Disk with Cartridge
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
146 x 203 x 40.6 mm
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
Apple MacOS
Microsoft Windows 3.x
Microsoft Windows NT
Total storage capacity
The total amount of data that can be stored on the device.
5.2 GB