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Toshiba, Samsung joint venture unveils DVD-ROM

Posted: 13 Sep 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:toshiba storage device division? sd-m1912? dvd-rom? toshiba samsung storage technology? tsst?

Toshiba Storage Device Division has introduced its SD-M1912 DVD-ROM, which is the first drive to ship from the new Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology (TSST) joint venture.

Headquartered in Japan, the TSST joint venture involves product and business planning, product development, procurement and sales for optical disk-drives (ODD), including CD-ROM, CD Recordable, DVD Recordable and DVD-ROM drives. The organization is 51 percent owned by Toshiba and 49 percent owned by Samsung and has combined annual sales exceeding $1.8 billion.

The SD-M1912 provides read speeds of 16X for DVD-ROM (21,600KBps) and 2X for DVD-RAM (2,700KBps), with a 48X speed playback for CD-ROM (7,200KBps).

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