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Daily News Round #2 for July 18, 2004

Daily News Round #2 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for July 18, 2004
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Jul 19, 2004 2:47 am

- ASUS releases new 16X Dual Format/Dual Layer DVD Burner

ASUS have today mentioned the release of their new DRW-1604P optical drive, a DVD burner capable of 16x +/- DVD-RW and 4x DVD+R dual layer burning, allowing for up to 8.5gb storage media. Also highlighted within their official PR are several trademarked technologies only implemented across ASUS's optical products.


Taipei, Taiwan, July 16 2004 - ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS), a leading provider of high-performance optical storage devices, today debuted it's latest internal DVD rewriter - the DRW-1604P - that supports both 16X DVD+/-Write and 4X DVD+R double layer technology.


With the popularity of digital multimedia entertainment, the demand for larger storage capacity to accommodate video and audio content is on the rise. The ASUS DRW-1604P supports the latest double layer technology, which, as the name suggests, doubles DVD+R media from 4.7GB to 8.5GB or four hours of DVD quality video.


Flexibility for the wide array of media formats is also very important. The ASUS DRW-1604P offers both 16X DVD-Write and 16X DVD+Write, making it capable of reading from and writing on DVD-Writeable/Rewriteable and DVD+Writeable/Rewriteable formats. With the dual-compatibility feature, the DRW-1604P creates DVDs that can be played or read by most DVD-ROM drives and DVD players. It enables 4X DVD-Rewrite, 4X DVD+Rewrite, 16X DVD-ROM, 32X CD-Write, 24X CD-Rewrite and 40X CD-ROM as well to provide flexibility and high-speed operation.


- KingMax Announce Coloured Memory Modules & CMTL Certified ECC DIMM

This press release also just in from KingMax. Firstly announcing their coloured memory modules, the first of which have ever been done in such a fashion. The new coloured memory series covers speeds of PC3500 and PC3700, ranging from 256mb to 1GB in size. Also offered in the new format are SO-DIMM's (for notebooks) covering speeds of PC2700 and PC3200. More on the new coloured range within their supporting PR.


KINGMAX,Taipei Jul 15,2004 - KINGMAX, the world's leading memory module manufacturer, has broken with tradition and stretched the limits of modern artistic expression by releasing the world's first color memory, the "KINGMAX Color Memory Module," which is equipped with a unique patented color packaging technology. In addition to their all-new distinctive exterior designs, the entire Kingmax Color Memory modules series also possesses outstanding performance features that will unleash the limitless potential of computer systems and satisfy computer enthusiasts' desire for originality and style.


Also announced from KingMax today is their DDR266 ECC registered DIMM memory modules to have recently passed CTML compatibility certification. What does this mean? Grab the press release and read on.


KINGMAX,Taipei Jul 15,2004 -Kingmax Technology, a leader in professional memory solutions, announced that its 184-pin DDR266 ECC Register DIMM memory modules for Server/Workstation use have successfully passed CTML (Computer Memory Test Labs) compatibility certification. CMTL is the memory industry's most respected memory registration organization with the industry's strictest standards for memory compatibility, stability, performance and quality.


CMTL certification means that KINGMAX DDR266 ECC Registered DIMM memory, when used in conjunction with Intel SE7501HG2 and other Intel-based servers and workstations, will perform to the highest levels of compatibility and stability, significantly improving signal transfer speed and the overall performance of the entire system.


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