Enhanced Performance Addresses
Needs of Customers Using DVD-RAM For A Range of Applications --
Making DVD-RAM the DVD Rewriteable Format of Choice
WIRE)--June 22, 1999--The Disk Products Division (DPD) of Toshiba
America Electronic Components (TAEC) Tuesday introduced a new,
advanced DVD-RAM drive, the SD-W1111.
Based on demand from customers for
progressive DVD-RAM drives for imaging and storage applications,
Toshiba integrated a larger cache into the drive, giving users
higher sustainable transfer rates.
"As a leader in storage
technology, DVD-RAM users look to Toshiba for improvements in
DVD-RAM to better handle high-end imaging and storage applications
such as document imaging, data archiving and PC back-up," said
Maciek Brzeski, vice president, marketing, TAEC DPD. "DVD-RAM
is clearly the DVD rewriteable format of choice among users
The SD-W1111 DVD-RAM drive employs
2MB of cache to give users significantly improved transfer rates.
The larger cache uses a more robust buffering technique, allowing
large blocks of data to be read and written to and from the media
quickly, giving users the fastest access to their data.
"The new DVD-RAM drive is a
perfect example of how Toshiba turns technology innovation into
measurable improvements for the customer," added Brzeski.
Top Performance Levels in DVD-RAM
Toshiba's SD-W1111 leads the
industry with advanced design improvements to push the performance
to the highest levels possible. The SD-W1111 reads and writes
DVD-RAM media at a fast 1,350KB/sec., reads DVD-ROM media at a
rate of 2,700KB/sec. and 2,400KB/sec. (16x speed) for CD-ROM
media. The SD-W1111 supports burst transfers in SCSI synchronous
mode of 20Mbps. These fast transfers are optimized by the drive's
In addition to its fast data
transfer capabilities, the SD-W1111 DVD-RAM drive offers fast
random access times for quick data delivery. The drive provides a
speedy 180ms average random seek when reading DVD-RAM media.
Access times vary when reading other types of media.
Compatibility and Reliability Make
DVD-RAM a Secure Investment
DVD-RAM provides users with a
secure technology investment, as the drives are compatible with
all CD and DVD media and was developed with a growth path for
higher capacity media in the future. DVD-RAM media is priced at
only $24.99 per single-sided disc or $39.99 for double-sided disc,
making storage with DVD-RAM costs less than one penny per MB.
Toshiba's DVD-RAM drives offer the
reliability needed for critical recording environments such as
video record-and-playback, security, back-up and data storage. For
such applications, the SD-W1111 offers unmatched capacity and the
fastest data transfer rates available. The high recording
capacities of 2.6GB on a single-sided disc and 5.2GB on a
double-sided disc is achieved through wobbled-land-groove
Pricing and Availability
The new Toshiba SD-W1111 DVD-RAM
drive is available now in volume to OEMs, systems integrators and
distributors at a suggested list pricing of $599.
Disk Products Division
Disk Products Division leads the
market in the development, design and manufacturing of DVD-RAM,
DVD-ROM and CD-ROM drives and 2.5-inch hard disk drives. TAEC Disk
Products Division markets high quality peripherals to original
equipment manufacturers, value-added resellers, value-added
dealers, systems integrators and distributors in the United
Inherent in the company's product
line is the high-quality engineering and manufacturing which has
established Toshiba products as worldwide leaders.
Toshiba America Electronic
Components Inc. (TAEC) is the North American design,
manufacturing, marketing and sales arm of Toshiba Corp., a global
technology innovator. TAEC is recognized as a leading supplier of
semiconductor, electronic component and storage solutions.
The company delivers technology
solutions that enable OEMs to develop advanced integrated products
for the computing, networking, communications and digital consumer
markets. In fact, its technology offerings account for more than
30 percent of the total possible components used in desktop and
By continuing to develop
leading-edge solutions that cost-effectively meet the emerging
needs of the design engineering community, TAEC keeps its
customers in touch with tomorrow.
For additional information, visit
TAEC's Web site at http://www.diskproducts.toshiba.com.
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