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New internal DVD + CD-RW drive from Ricoh

New internal DVD + CD-RW drive from Ricoh - Ricoh announced the MP5163ADP which combines high read- and write- speeds and high level of compatibility.

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Ricoh announce the MP5163A-DP - an internal High-Speed DVD+RW/+R drive. The MP5163ADP combines high read- and write- speeds and highest level of compatibility. The DVD+RW/+R format also contains the international CD-R/RW standard. DVD+RW/+R is accepted as the global standard because of its excellent compatibility with existing DVD players and DVD-ROM drives.

Main Features:

  • 4x High Speed Writing DVD+R discs, 2.4x rewriting DVD+RW and 12x DVD reading
  • Fast CD functions: 16x write CD-R, 10x rewrite CD-RW and 40x read CD
  • High-speed DVD+RW formatting supported by the Background Formatting function.
  • Equipped with Ricoh's JustLink to prevent buffer underrun errors for CD-R/RW write
  • Excellent compatibility - data can be read on most existing DVD-players and DVD-ROM drives.
  • Features "Lossless Linking" technology to maintain high compatibility even when data is added or edited.

The MP5163A-DP Kit Contents:

  • MP5163A DVD+RW/+R Drive
  • Blank discs - 1xCD-R, 1x High Speed CD-RW, 1x DVD+RW and 5x DVD+R discs
  • IDE Cable, Mounting screw, Audio Cable
  • Quick Start Instructions, Online Manual

Included Software:

  • AHEAD Nero Burning ROM (CD and DVD mastering)
  • AHEAD InCD (Random access rewrite software for DVD/CD)
  • AHEAD Nero Vision Express (DVD authoring)
  • InterVideo Win DVD (DVD playback)

New Ricoh Media for the DVD+RW/+R High Speed Technology (4x)
The new Ricoh media are perfectly coordinated both in speed and precision to the high requirements of the current DVD+RW/+R High Speed Burn Technology. Their unique combination of materials ensures a high degree of reliability when burning DVD+RW/+R from 1x up to 4x. At the same time these media offer a high degree of compatibility with the existing DVD-ROM drives and DVD players as well as excellent durability. The new Ricoh DVD+RW and DVD+R media are available not only for data but also for video storage in traditional jewel cases or in practical video boxes.

The MP5163A-DP drives will be available in the UK in June 2003.

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