PC DVD Multi format burner from IBM

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  1. mentsugi

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    According to an article in What Video Hitachi in a joint venture with someone elese (It doesn't say who) Has anounced the worlds first "Super Multi drive" Same as the IBM apparently. So who is first!!!!! IBM or Hitachi or perhaps that is what is meant by "Joint venture" ????

    Will Panasonic and the other big guns be able to offer the same "Super burners" soon. I wonder......
     
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    Malcom,
    My guess is that it is one and the same drive. IBM do not make their own optical drives and use hardware suppliers such as Hitachi and Toshiba heavily.
     
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    Has anyone seen bigger pictures?

    It may look similar to my LG 4040B super writer.
     
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    Hi I would presume on the Hitachi front that you are referring to the Lg 4040b super multi drive which is a collaboration between Hitachi/Lg it even says so on the box and the drive has been around for a while now so I would say that Hitachi/Lg were first with a true multi drive and mine was a snip at £136 including delivery from an online retailer.
     
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    Do any of thease take DVD Ram in caddies?
     
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    The LG takes caddyless RAM. To use both types, you probably need a Panasonic drive.
     

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