Popular Brands Of DVD Writers

By: Victor Epand

In recent days, DVD writers are gaining popularity along with the fact that the price of blank DVDs is going down as well. DVDs can hold a significantly larger amount of data than standard CD-Rs. Most standard DVDs hold about 4GB of data, compared to about one tenth of that for a standard CD-R. And the dual layer DVDs are 2 sided, so they have twice as much storage capacity, about 8GB. Now that the DVD writers have become affordable, even to the average household computer user, it is starting to become standard equipment with new computer systems and laptop computers. The older CD burners are now being replaced with DVD burners.

Some of the popular brands of digital writers that one can find in the market are LG, Asus, Sony, Samsung, BenQ and the list continues. These are all well-known manufacturers in the field of electronic products. Let us go through the various models these companies manufacture.

While talking about popular brands of DVD writers, the first name that comes to mind is Asus. ASUSTek Computer Incorporated is a China based company that manufactures computer motherboards, graphic cards and other computer related peripherals.

In fact, a few years back, Asus produced the finest CD ROM drives. The Asus DRW-0804P is a type among DVD Writers that has the capability of burning both DVD+R and DVD-R media at a maximum speed of 8X. One of the noteworthy features of this particular writer is that it supports a high read speed of 40X for all types of CD media.

BenQ Corporation, a Taiwanese based company that is expert in manufacturing communications, computing and consumer based electronic devices. Initially it was known as Acer Peripherals when established in 1984. The DVD writer model that BenQ launched is DW1625. It uses a technology that was formerly developed by HP called LightScribe. With the help of this technology one can burn a CD or DVD, rotate it above, and burn the cover or can perform any other artwork on the label side of the disc.

Sony Corporation, one of the electronic giant in the field of electronics, manufactures video, communication, and information technology products is equally successful in making DVD writers. The look of Sony DRU-700A is white and the front plate is translucent blue in colour. It is capable of burning both D.V.D+R and D.V.D-R at a maximum speed of 8X i.e., 10,800 KBps.

Since this D.V.D writer has Dual layer the maximum speed for burning, reading C.Ds henceforth is 40X max, and the same can be rewritten at 24X. This dual layer technology is a hi-tech development that focuses light to mark or spot areas on two dye surfaces that are divided through a spacer layer. Each dye surface sits through reflective material, which sends the light back to the optical pickup lens. This results in interpreting the signal.

With so many brands in the market, it seems that DVD writers are gradually making their presence felt. Technology changes rapidly, however, and what is the standard today will again be a thing of the past in a decade.

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