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Freecom FS-50 DVD+/-RW 8x Double Layer optical disc drive

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FS-50 DVD+/-RW 8x Double Layer
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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
The date Icecat noticed for the first time that this product was included in the price list of a channel partner
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Info modified on: 09 Dec 2017 03:54:16
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Warranty: 2 years manufacturers warranty
Long product name Freecom FS-50 DVD+/-RW 8x Double Layer optical disc drive :
The short editorial description of Freecom FS-50 DVD+/-RW 8x Double Layer optical disc drive

FS-50 DVD+/-RW 8x Double Layer - USB 2.0, bus powered, 8x DVD

Freecom FS-50 DVD+/-RW 8x Double Layer optical disc drive:
The official marketing text of Freecom FS-50 DVD+/-RW 8x Double Layer optical disc drive as supplied by the manufacturer
Super small, ultra slim Double Layer DVD+/-RW drive

100% bus powered (no AC adapter needed)

Records up to 8.5 GB on one DVD

Barely larger than a DVD

Weight: Only 600 grams (incl. rechargeable battery)

Interface: USB 2.0 (connects also to USB-1)

Upgrade your notebook,desktop PC or Mac with this ultra-compact, mobile DVD burner

Installs in seconds without opening your computer

USB compliant,works simultaneously with any other USB device

Due to the patented TWIN USB 2.0 cable there is no need to use an additional AC adapter (100% bus powered)

Watch and burn your movies on CDs and DVDs, no matter where you are

Read/Write Speeds:

8x DVD+R/4x DVD+RW/8x DVD-R/4x DVD-RW/8x DVD-ROM/24x CD-R/16x CD-RW/24x CD-ROM

Compatible with Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP and Mac

Integrated rechargeable Battery
Short summary description Freecom FS-50 DVD+/-RW 8x Double Layer optical disc drive:
This short summary of the Freecom FS-50 DVD+/-RW 8x Double Layer optical disc drive data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Freecom FS-50 DVD+/-RW 8x Double Layer, USB 2.0, 24x, 16x, 24x, 100 ms, 8 - 80%
Long summary description Freecom FS-50 DVD+/-RW 8x Double Layer optical disc drive :

Freecom FS-50 DVD+/-RW 8x Double Layer. Interface: USB 2.0. CD write speed: 24x, CD rewrite speed: 16x. CD read speed: 24x. DVD drive average random access time: 100 ms. Weight: 600 g

This is an auto-generated long summary of Freecom FS-50 DVD+/-RW 8x Double Layer optical disc drive based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Internal *
The product is built in.
Interface *
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.
USB 2.0
Writing speed
CD write speed *
CD rewrite speed
DVD write speed
DVD rewrite speed
Reading speed
CD read speed *
DVD read speed
Access time
DVD drive average random access time
100 ms
Operational conditions
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
8 - 80%
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
5 - 50 °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.
600 g
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.
Manual and application software CD
Other features
Power requirements
100% bus powered (no AC adapter needed)
Minimum system requirements
Pentium 3 or Celeron 700MHz or higher, 128MB RAM (256MB recommended), 400 MB free hard disk space (5GB recommended)
Write methods
List of methods employed for writing to media.
Sequential write, random write, Disc at once, incremental write, restricted overwrite
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
144 x 140 x 17 mm
Track to track seek time (read/write)
95 ms
List of regulatory safety standards for all countries in which this product has been certified.
UL standard, CS A standard, TÜV standard, CE standard
I/O ports
An interface on a device to which you can connect another device.
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Testseek has collected 2 expert reviews for Freecom FS-50 DVD+/-RW 8x Double Layer and the average expert rating is 70 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
Source Review comments Score
Freecom’s FS-50 is an external DVD writer specifically designed for mobile use. The Freecom FS-50 runs off the mains, USB or a rechargeable battery, so you can read and burn discs on the move. An optional AC power supply is used to charge the FS-50...
Bottom line The battery-powered Freecom FS-50 is small and light enough to take with you on your travels, but performance is compromised when writing at higher speeds. Paul Monckton Lowest online price: £N/A...