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HP will offer PC with hybrid HD drive

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 May 2007 13:48 User comments (4)

HP will offer PC with hybrid HD drive According to PCWorld, Hewlett-Packard has announced that it will be one of the first major PC builders to sell a system including a hybrid HD drive.
The company says the intended drive will be the LG GG-W-H10N, known as the "Super Multi Blue."

The drive can read both Blu ray and HD DVD discs but cannot write HD DVD. The drive can write to CD, DVD and Blu ray, the latter at only 2x speed.

HP says the drive will be available in HP systems within six weeks and also promises that the computers with the drive will have HDMIoutputs, and use HDCP-compliant GeForce 8000-series video cards.

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4 user comments

17.5.2007 23:48

You know, its puzzled me for a while now what anyone would use a bd burner for except pirating hd movies with a speed of only 2x. I mean, if you have a job where you have to back up alot of data wouldnt make more sense to burn it onto a multi-disc session with dvd5s @16x. Yeah I know, has little to do with the article. Just wanted to know if i was the only one wondering that. I find it curious that the drive features no support for writing to hd-dvds though. Might have something to do with a time constratn issue. Sounds like that computers isnt exactly going to be the cheapest thing on the market neither.

28.5.2007 1:42

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The drive can read both Blu ray and HD DVD discs but cannot write HD DVD. The drive can write to CD, DVD and Blu ray, the latter at only 2x speed.
It needs to improve drastically before anyone would go near this drive.

38.5.2007 8:11
duckNrun
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let remember that drive speeds may be different for BD and HD-DVD

So 2x on a BD might be the equivalent of 4-6x on a SD DVD we use now.

414.5.2007 8:21

Says ERE:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu-ray

BD write speed is 2x @ 72Mb/s

Compaired to DVD i belive 8x is 10,800KBps

But i guess the main thing is how much time does 1x total to, with over 9 hours of high-definition (HD) video on a 50GB disc does that means its gona take me 4.5 hours to write a disk at 2x ?

Time for some maths..

50 gig x 1024 (megabytes in gb)
= 51200 / 72 (mega bytes per second)
= 711.11 / 60 (seconds in minute)
= 11.85

lol correct my guestimation maths as you wish, but i make it out to at 2x its gona take about 12 mins to do a disk with leadin and out.

Any mention of what the writers are gona be on surly they are all gona be SATA2 based, cus as i see it they had better have dam good burn protection if they are going to try and do a 2x BD write at 72mbps over PATA controllers.

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