Toshiba announces World’s First slim HD DVD-RW drive for notebook PCs

Toshiba today announced the world’s first slim HD DVD-RW drive SD-L912A for notebook PCs that can read and write and rewrite to HD DVD-RW discs, and read and write to HD DVD-R discs and to standard DVD and CD discs. Sample shipments of the new drive are scheduled to start next month. The new Toshiba SD-L912A with 8MB buffer makes it possible to backup the large capacities of PC hard drives to the reusable format of HD DVD-RW discs, and store data-rich HD digital content. The drive’s ability to rewrite to HD DVD-RW also opens the way to a wide range of applications involving storage and rewriting of large volumes of data.

The new Toshiba EU RoHS compliant drive SD-L912A will feature at the Toshiba Digital Media Network Taiwan Corporation booth at Computex 2007 .The ATAPI interface Toshiba drive SD-L912A measures 128mm x12.7mm x126 mm and weighs 160g.