The USB 2.0 Port CD-RW/DVD-ROM Drive, a small form factor, external, portable CD recordable drive, can read DVD data and play back DVD movies. You can attach it to notebooks with a functional USB 2.0 port, and copy music, video, or data to a single inexpensive, write-once CD-R media or flexible CD-RW media. Features include:
Write speeds up to 24x (3686 KB/sec) Max to CD media*
Read speeds up to 24x (3686 KB/sec) Max when reading CD media and up to 8x (11080 KB/sec) Max when reading DVD media
Read speeds up to 4x (614 KB/sec) Max during playback of CD audio
Incorporated buffer underrun protection helps minimize recording errors: Data buffer capacity of 2MB
* CD and DVD drives list maximum rates; rates are variable and are often less than the maximum possible.
1 Year Limited - customer carry-in exchange
Announce date: 11 May 2004
Planned availability date: 25 May 2004
The USB 2.0 Port CD-RW/DVD-ROM Drive is supported on systems with a USB port.