Accesstek to begin 8x DVD+R / 4x DVD-R drive production

Posted by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Digitimes reports that AccessTek will start start mass-production of an 8x
DVD-Dual drive this month. AccessTek is better known on the market as Optorite
and the company is using a Sanyo chipset in their drives. The company also makes
a lot of drives for OEM customers, and according to the article MSI holds about 60% of
the company.

The new
model will follow in the footsteps of the earlier DD0201 and DD0203 4x
DVD-Dual drives in adopting Sanyo Electric’s high-density writing
technology, called HD-BURN.

The technology effectively doubles the
capacity of conventional CD-R media. The pick-up head (PUH) and chipset in
the new drive will also be from Sanyo. According to the company, the new
drive will offer 8x DVD+R, 4x DVD+RW, 4x DVD-R and 2x