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The Latest DVD Writers' True Speeds

Toshiba SDR-5472

Founded as a joint venture between Samsung and Toshiba, TSST (Toshiba-Samsung Storage Technology) supplies writers to both manufacturers. TSST allows the Japanese and Korean makers to each sell models under their own brand names, while cutting fabrication and development costs. The SDR-5472 has very familiar design features and characteristics. Unfortunately, it is not yet available on the market.

Toshiba SDR-5472
CD-ROM reading speed48x
DVD-ROM reading speed16x
CD-R writing speed48x
CD-RW writing speed32x
DVD-R writing speed16x
DVD+R writing speed16x
DVD-RW writing speed6x
DVD+RW writing speed8x
DVD-R DL writing speed4x
DVD+R DL writing speed6x
Buffer2 MB
FirmwareTU03

For data protection, Toshiba uses a technology that's basically the equivalent of BurnProof to reduce write errors to a minimum.

NeroInfoTool and DVDInfoPro provide information on the writer's capabilities: