We at CDFreaks would like to present a review of Philips’s first drive that supports the Blu-ray technology – the Philips SPD7000BD Blu-Ray Disc Triple Writer.
The Philips SPD7000BD supports 2x BD-R/BD-RE (single layer), 1x BD-R/BD-RE (dual layer), 12x DVD±R, 8x/6x DVD+RW/-RW, and 4x DVD+R DL/-R DL writing technology, allowing Double/Dual Layer discs of 8.5Gb to be written.
We are sure that most of you know Philips already, but let us take a look at some of the company information found at www.philips.com.
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands is a global leader in healthcare, lifestyle and technology, delivering products, services and solutions through the brand promise of "sense and simplicity".
Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs approximately 121,700 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 27.0 billion in 2006, the company is a market leader in medical diagnostic imaging and patient monitoring systems, energy efficient lighting solutions, personal care and home appliances, as well as consumer electronics.
80,000 registered patents illustrate the innovative nature of the company. In a world in which technology increasingly touches every aspect of daily life, we want to bring ‘sense & simplicity’ to consumers with advanced, easy to use products that are designed specifically to meet their needs, wherever in the world they may be.
We combine our expertise in medical technology with the clinical know-how of our customers to produce innovative solutions that meet not just the needs of individual patients, but which also enable healthcare professionals to work faster, more easily and more cost-effectively. Our medical customers have ranked us number 1 in cardiovascular X-ray, digital X-ray and ultrasound, patient monitoring systems, nuclear medicine, cardiology systems and critical care systems.
Key products: Brilliance CT scanners, Panorama MR, iU22.
We believe that every moment you spend at home (or away from work) should be enjoyable and uncomplicated: time spent recharging your batteries or simply enjoying yourself. That’s why we continue to develop products designed to help make your life simpler and more relaxing, whether you’re watching TV, adjusting the lighting in your bedroom, cleaning your teeth, listening to music or simply making your coffee in the morning.
Key products: Voice over Internet Protocol phones, Wireless Music Center, Smart Touch XL, Ambilight TV.
Technology is the driving force of our Healthcare and Lifestyle products. And in today’s world, in which increasingly more aspects of our lives are being enabled by technology, it is the continuing Philips tradition of innovation that will enable us to provide the solutions that realize the full potential of fast-evolving digital technologies.
On September 29, 2006, Philips completed the sale of 80.1% of its Semiconductors business to a consortium of private equity partners, founding the newly independent semiconductors company NXP. Philips retains a 19.9% stake in NXP.
If you are interested in reading more company information, please visit www.philips.com.
What’s inside the box?
On this page, we will take a look at what the drive came shipped with, a look at the drive and its technology.
Below you will see the contents:
- The internal drive
- Black Bezel
- Nero 7 Premium Upgrade Rebate
- S-ATA power cable adapter
- Set of mounting screws
- Manual – “How to… for Internal S-ATA ReWriters using Nero 7”
- Philips BD-R media
- Nero 7 Essentials Software Disc
- CyberLink PowerDVD BD Software Disc
- S-ATA Data Cable
Now it’s time to take a look at the drive itself:
The bezel is cleanly styled that includes a few logos, a triple LED feature (BD, DVD and CD), an emergency eject hole and an eject button. On the tray we can see the TRIPPLE WRITER logo, the PHILIPS logo and the Blu-ray Disc logo.
Green LED for CD disc operation
Green LED for DVD disc operation
Blue LED for Blu-ray disc operation
On the bottom of the drive we found two stickers, and we can see that the drive was made in China, dated October 2006.
On the rear of the drive starting from the left we can see: some undocumented pins, a 15 pin Serial ATA DC power input and a 7 pin Serial ATA connector.
Included Software Discs:
Now let’s take a look at the drive installation and features on the next page…