Toshiba SD R1002 Reviews
Product Type: Toshiba CD writers
Description:Model ID LEGO-SDR1002 / Toshiba SD R1002 - CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo drive - internal - 4x4x24x/4x - 5.25" - IDE - white / As a leader in optical storage products Toshiba leverages its technology expertise to deliver the SD-R1002. The world's first combination CD-RW drive with DVD-ROM ... more
Toshiba SD R1002 ... readability to hit the market. The drive features a fast writing speed of 4X for CD-R and CD-RW, and employs a full 24X speed maximum playback for CD-ROM and 4X for DVD-ROM.
Built to give the best performance for data, multimedia and storage environments, the drive combines key technologies CD-RW and DVD-ROM including lasers and LSIs from both as well as a combination pick up head. The SD-R1002's backward compatibility to CD technology, use of low cost media, and effortless transition from CD to DVD make this the ideal upgrade product. The drive adheres to the DVD Forum's DVD-ROM specifications. All of this packed in to a standard half height drive.
Newest Review: ... in the box was a CD label pen, 2 CD/r discs and 1 CD/rw disc. At the time I thought that this was rather un-generous of ... more
Customer Toshiba SD R1002 Reviews (4)
by - written on 10/05/02, updated on 10/05/02 (Useful, 338 readings)
I had a problem. I was keen on fitting a DVD ROM drive in my PC, but I also needed a CD-writer and there was already a "normal" CD rom drive in my computer. Two devices required, but only one drive bay spare. I considered removing the CD rom and purchasing 2 new drives, but then I discovered the Toshiba SD-R1002 "combo" drive - an ingenious device which is actually a CD ROM, CD/r writer, CD/rw re-writer AND DVD ROM player ALL-IN-ONE! The price seemed reasonable at 150.00 at the time, so I went ahead and bought one of the drives. I was somewhat nervous about the installation process, particularly seeing as I already had one drive ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/04/01, updated on 18/04/01 (Somewhat useful, 196 readings)
Building my new computer I had wanted a CDRW and a DVD drive, then I spotted this. What an excellent product for £145. OK it only burns CDs at 4X but this really isn't that bad (Only about 15 minutes for a full CD) I have personally burned over 200 CDs using it and not 1 has finished with errors (Using Kodak silver and gold discs and Memorex Black 80 Min Discs). The DVD side is also very good giving smooth playback although it has a nasty habbit of crashing the computer if you fast forward through a DVD (Using WinDVD as supplied with the drive). Overall though an excellent alternative to 2 drives. Spec of computer this drive is ... Read the complete review
by - written on 14/02/01, updated on 14/02/01 (Somewhat useful, 290 readings)
I was very disappointed when I got this for my computer back in Summer 2000. The software you get with it is good but it is simply too unreliable. It has problems detecting CD-R media and therefore fails to burn. I remeber trying 30 times to get it to take a CD. I was not impressed at all. Antoher thing is that although it has DVD-ROM so it can read data discs well but try with a DVD movie and it's not worth playing because it is only 4x speed. It means the movie can be very jerky indeed and impossible to understand. I would definitly not advise anyone to buy this product if they intend to use it. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 12/12/00, updated on 18/12/00
Toshiba's SD-R1002 drive looks and performs much the same as the Ricoh. It has a tray loading mechanism and is quick and easy to install. The drive comes with a great bundle of software, most of which would prove useful to an average gamer. As well as the InstantCD CD-R burning software there's a packet writing routine called InstantWrite, and a string of applications like MusicMatch and MusicMover for MP3 and LiquidPix for photo editing. Toshiba's InstantWrite doesn't seem that instant. Writing data to a CD-RW took over 40% longer than on the Ricoh and reading them back was nearly two and a half times slower on this drive. The Toshiba is a bit ... Read the complete review
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