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Toshiba SD-M1612 16x DVD-ROM Drive

Toshiba SD-M1612 16x Internal IDE DVD-ROM Drive

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Toshiba led the DVD revolution as one of the developers of the format, and since then the company has continued to develop products that lead the industry in reliability and performance. Toshiba's new SD-M1612 16X DVD-ROM drive is the drive of choice for consumers that want the fastest access to hundreds of multimedia, gaming, reference and educational titles on DVD. Plus, the drive is backward compatible with all CD media, so consumers can continue to enjoy their existing CD-ROM, CD-audio, CD-R and CD-RW libraries.


Data Transfer Rate
Sustained Transfer Rate 16X max:  2704 ~ 21600KB/s (DVD)
48x max:  3105 ~ 8212 KB/s (CD)
Burst Transfer Rate
  • 33.3 MB/s (Ultra DMA)
  • 16.7 MB/s (PIO mode 4 & Multi-word DMA transfer mode 2)
Random Access Time
DVD 95 ms typical
CD 85 ms typical
Rotation Speed
Rotation Speed
  • 9200 rpm (DVD-ROM - single layer)
  • 6300 rpm (DVD-ROM - double layer)
  • 2780 - 3200 rpm (DVD-R, DVD-RW)
  • 1380 - 4800 rpm (DVD-RAM)
  • 9500 rpm (CD, CDR, CDRW)
  • 1800 - 4300 rpm (CD-DA)
  • 1200 - 2000 rpm (CD-DA/Video CD)
Data Buffer
Data Buffer 512 KB/s
Interface E-IDE/ATAPI
Data Format
Support Format DVD
  • Single or double side / 1 or 2 layer DVD-ROM (DVD-5, DVD-9, DVD-10, DVD-18), DVD-R/RW, DVD-RAM
Support Format CD
  • CD-DA
  • CD-ROM
  • CD-I Bridge (Photo-CD, Video CD)
  • Multi-session (Photo-CD, CD Extra, CD-RW, CD-R)
  • CD-Mini
  • CD-Text
  • CD+
  • CD-I
  • CD-R
  • CD-RW
Data/Audio Capacity
DVD 4.4GB (DVD-5); 8.0GB (DVD-9); 8.8GB (DVD-10); 15.9GB (DVD-18)
3.7GB (DVD-R, ver 1.0); 4.4GB (DVD-R, ver 2.0)
2.3GB (DVD-RAM, ver 1.0); 4.4GB (DVD-RAM, ver 2.0)
CD 656MB (Mode 1); 748MB (Mode 2)
Temperature Operating 5oC to 50oC
Non-operating -10oC to 60oC
Humidity Operating 8% to 80%
Non-Operating 5% to 95% (Non-Condensing)
MTBF 100,000 Power On hours (POH)
POH Read and Access duty is 20%
Power Requirements
Voltage +5V+/-5% DC +12V+/-5% DC
Mechanical Specifications
Outer Dimensions Height 1.60"
Width 5.75"
Depth 7.60"
Weight 2.18 lbs

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