JOSE, Calif., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading the industry with the
first 48X CD-ROM drive, followed by the first 6X DVD-ROM drive, AOpen
America, the world's largest PC components manufacturer, continues
to add another industry first with the announcement of the AOpen
DVD-9836 8X DVD-ROM drive. This new 8X DVD-ROM drive offers the
fastest sustained data transfer rate of DVD media, thus allowing
users to fully enjoy DVD games, movies and other DVD- based
applications on their PC.
"AOpen commands a
premiere position in manufacturing PC components, including
CD-ROM, DVD, CDRW and other optical drives," said Jason Chuang,
director of marketing at AOpen America. "As evidenced
by this new 8X DVD-ROM drive, AOpen customers gain a
premium solution before their competition, which translates into a
bottom-line technology and business advantage."
With DVD media, the AOpen
DVD-9836 has a sustained data transfer rate of 11.08MB/sec; by
comparison, this transfer rate is faster than a 72X CD-ROM drive.
Additional enhancements include the integration of AOpen's
unique digital servo mechanism technology. This greatly extends
the life of the drive and keeps it running at optimal performance.
For maximum PC compatibility, the
DVD-9836 is cross compatible with major CD and DVD media,
including CD-R and CD-RW. Furthermore, the DVD-9836 conforms to
worldwide standards set by the DVD Forum. This means the drive is
available in E-IDE/ATAPI and Ultra-DMA bus models. Because of
this, the drive also easily installs with the plug-n-play features
of Windows 95/98. Those who are migrating their media to DVD will
appreciate that the DVD-9836 adopts the UDF bridge format, which
gives the drive backward compatibility with various operating
The AOpen DVD-9836 will be
available in July from AOpen authorized resellers
throughout North America. The estimated street price is not
available at this time of announcement. AOpen backs every
DVD-9836 drive with a five-year, limited warranty.
About AOpen America
Headquartered in San Jose,
California, AOpen America is one of the world's largest
motherboard and PC component manufactures. Leveraging more than 22
years of technology manufacturing experience and more than 700
patents, AOpen designs, manufactures and markets advanced
PC motherboards, optical drives, PC chassis, peripherals,
multimedia and networking solutions for resellers, system
integrators and those who value tier-one quality and performance.
NOTE: AOpen is a registered
trademark of the Acer Group. All other products, brand names or
companies are trademarks or registered trademarks of their
SOURCE: AOpen America