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Sony ProDATA Drive 23GB Internal SCSI BULK optical disc drive

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ProDATA Drive 23GB Internal SCSI BULK
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With these drives you can read and record DVDs and/or CDs in all kinds of formats. Please note the difference between DVD+R and DVD-R when buying a DVD burner, often drives can write only to one of those two media types, sometimes to both. When you buy a drive that only supports one type, you will always have to be careful to choose the right writable DVD discs in the shop. Newer DVD drives also support writing to Dual Layer DVDs. This kind of discs have a storage capacity of 8.5 GB instead of the usual 4.7 GB. DVD (re)writers generally can read and write CDs also, but only some CD (re)writers can read DVDs.
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Long product name Sony ProDATA Drive 23GB Internal SCSI BULK optical disc drive :
The short editorial description of Sony ProDATA Drive 23GB Internal SCSI BULK optical disc drive

ProDATA Drive 23GB Internal SCSI BULK
Sony ProDATA Drive 23GB Internal SCSI BULK optical disc drive:
The official marketing text of Sony ProDATA Drive 23GB Internal SCSI BULK optical disc drive as supplied by the manufacturer

Dust is the principal enemy of optical discs. That is why the BW-F101 internal drive has been designed to be completely airtight; dust is prevented from entering the case via either the mounting screw holes or the space between the top and bottom covers. The main entry point for dust is the shutter, but a dual-shutter mechanism has been adopted to ensure an airtight enclosure even with the media inside the drive. In addition, this drive is maintenance-free: an internal brush mechanism ensures periodic, automatic cleaning of the pickup lens to achieve the highest level of reliability.

"Professional Disc for DATA" drives support both CAV (constant angular velocity) and CLV (constant linear velocity) transfer modes when reading and writing data. In CAV mode the disc rotates at a constant speed, meaning that the transfer rate slows as the pickup approaches the center of the disc, but seek operations are fast (110ms average). In CLV mode the speed of the pickup is constant, so although seek operations take longer, the maximum transfer rate of 11MB/s is maintained at all times. The drive firmware automatically selects the Optimum mode to ensure the best overall performance. For example, if accessing a series of relatively small text files, CAV is used for fast seek times, but when reading large music or video files, CLV is employed to ensure the maximum transfer rate. The factory setting ensures that the drive automatically selects the optimum transfer mode. But if necessary the user can select the transfer mode: DIP switches allow selection of either CAV or Optimum mode, while any one of the three modes (CAV, CLV or Optimum) can be specified by a mode select command.

Short summary description Sony ProDATA Drive 23GB Internal SCSI BULK optical disc drive:
This short summary of the Sony ProDATA Drive 23GB Internal SCSI BULK optical disc drive data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.

Sony ProDATA Drive 23GB Internal SCSI BULK, 16 MB, 160 MB/s, 17.3 W, 100.000 h, 1.2 kg, 5 V +/- 5%, 12 V +/- 5%

Long summary description Sony ProDATA Drive 23GB Internal SCSI BULK optical disc drive:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Sony ProDATA Drive 23GB Internal SCSI BULK optical disc drive based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

Sony ProDATA Drive 23GB Internal SCSI BULK. Drive device, buffer size: 16 MB, Burst transfer rate: 160 MB/s, Power consumption (typical): 17.3 W. Weight: 1.2 kg. Power requirements: 5 V +/- 5%, 12 V +/- 5%, Form factor: Internal, Native capacity: 23 GB

Drive device, buffer size
A reserved segment of memory within a drive device that is used to hold the data being processed.
16 MB
Burst transfer rate
160 MB/s
Power consumption (typical)
Amount of power consumed by this model, often expressed in watts (W). Typical values that manufacturers give are power consumption when off, standby/suspended mode, typical use, maximum usage.
17.3 W
Mean time between failures (MTBF)
Statistical model used to indicate product/mechanism reliability; expressed in hours and percentage of duty cycle. This number (in hours) does not indicate the mean time before failure for a single unit/mechanism.
100.000 h
Weight & dimensions
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
1.2 kg
Other features
Power requirements
5 V +/- 5%, 12 V +/- 5%
Form factor
The shape or design of the product.
Native capacity
Actual medium capacity without applying compression.
23 GB
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
146 x 203 x 41.3 mm
Technical features
Interface: Ultra 160 LVD/SE SCSI
Customer service details