Specifications on the Toshiba TS-L632

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Specifications on the Toshiba TS-L632
Upgrade your laptop with a Toshiba TS-L632 DVD burner. (dvd image by dinostock from Fotolia.com)

The Toshiba TS-L632 8x DVD±RW is a DVD drive that you can install in your laptop computer to improve the quality of DVD playback and recording. Lower-end laptops generally do not come equipped with a DVD burner, so you must purchase the drive as an upgrade and install it yourself. As of October 2010, pricing for this DVD drive is between about £19 and £32.

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General Features

The Toshiba TS-L632 features an attractive black bezel or front panel. It has an emergency eject hole, an activity LED light, support for DVD+R double-layered discs, a 2 MB buffer, and a "Hot Plug and Play" feature that allows the user to plug and use the DVD burner without having to install software drivers.

Write Speed

The Toshiba TS-L632's write speed varies, depending on the type of disc you are using. Write speed is measured as a multiple of the playback rate. For example, if an optical drive it writes 5X, then it writes 5 times faster than the playback rate. The write speeds for various disc formats are as follows:

DVD+R DL Double Layer: 6x

DVD-R DL Dual: 4x

DVD-RAM: 5x

DVD+R: 8x

DVD-R: 8x

CD-R: 24x

DVD+RW: 8x

DVD-RW: 6x

CD-RW: 24x

Read Speed

Read speed is the maximum speed that an optical drive can achieve for a particular type of disc. On the Toshiba TS-L632, the maximum read speeds for the various disc media are:

DVD-RAM: 5x

DVD+R: 8x

DVD-R: 8x

DVD-ROM: 8x

CD-R: 24x

CD-ROM: 24x

CD-RW: 24x

DVD-RW: 6x

DVD+RW: 8x

Supported Formats

The Toshiba TS-L632 supports the following disc formats: DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, CD-Audio, CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-I, Photo-CD, Video CD, CD Extra, CD-G, CD Text, DVD-ROM, DVD-RAM and DVD-Video.

Power Requirements

The Toshiba TS-L632 uses a 5-volt, 1.5-amp power adaptor.

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