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HP dvd840e Super Multi DVD Writer

High-speed external drive with DVD±R/±RW and DVD-RAM read/write,

±R double-layer capability, and LightScribe direct disc labeling



HP’s super multi drive offers high speeds and double-layer DVD,¹ and it’s LightScribe Version 1.2-ready for high-contrast LightScribe labeling.² It lets users easily preserve, edit and share up to 8.5 GB of video, photos, and multimedia presentations on one double-layer disc – and quickly store, back up and transport files on DVDs and

CDs. The dvd840e records double-layer DVDs at up to 8X, recordable

DVDs at up to 16X, rewritable DVDs at up to 8X, and DVD-RAM at up to 5X.

LightScribe is the innovative new disc-labeling system that gives

CDs and DVDs a neat, professional look without ink, pens, or paper labels. With LightScribe, you simply burn your data, flip the disc over, and burn a precise, silkscreen-like label directly onto your

LightScribe CD or DVD.

Compatible and versatile

• Record to all major formats on one drive: ±R/±RW, DVD-RAM,

CD-R/RW, and LightScribe.

• Enjoy excellent playback compatibility on DVD drives and players.

• Record hours of video onto DVD with your PC, then play it back

in your living room.

• Record and back up critical files on DVD-RAM.

The hottest technologies

• Get the latest optical storage features in the HP dvd840e.

• Burn discs at high speeds.

• Record to single- or double-layer DVDs, and now to DVD-RAM.

• Burn labels directly to disc with the latest LightScribe technology.²

LightScribe direct disc labeling

• LightScribe is artistic: Create beautiful labels and burn them directly

to your LightScribe discs.

• LightScribe is easy: Just burn your CD or DVD, then flip the disc

over and burn a label.

• LightScribe can’t peel off, get stuck, or cause disc damage the way

paper labels can.

• LightScribe direct disc labeling means no pens, no ink, no printer

and no sticky labels.

Creative, fun and robust

• Full software suite included—edit video, organize photos, create

slideshows, back up music and data, create personalized label

designs, and more.

• Surprise your family and friends with slideshows and home

movies, digitally preserved on DVD or CD, beautifully labeled with

your own personal touch and ready for playback.

• Rely on HP’s high-quality testing standards for compatibility

and quality results.

(1) Also compatible with single-layer DVDs. Storing 8.5 GB on one DVD requires double-layer media, sold separately.

(2) LightScribe labeling requires LightScribe media.

HP dvd840e Super Multi DVD Writer

Key Specifications

Drive Performance


• Write speed:

DVD+R up to 16X (CAV); DVD+RW up to 8X (ZCLV); DVD-R up to

16X (CAV); DVD-RW up to 6X (ZCLV); DVD+R Double Layer up to 8X

(ZCLV); DVD-R Dual Layer up to 4X (CLV); DVD-RAM up to 5X

(PCAV); CD-R up to 40x (CAV); CD-RW up to 32x (ZCAV)

• Read speed:

DVD-ROM up to 16X (CAV); CD-ROM up to 40x (CAV)

• LightScribe CD labeling approximate times:

System Requirements





Title only

< 4 min.

< 3 min.

< 2 min.

Title & content

< 9 min.

< 7 min.

< 4 min.

Full label

(w/ graphics)

< 29 min.

< 24 min.

< 18 min.

• Sustained transfer:

1x CD = 150 KB/s (data mode 1); 1X DVD = 1350 KB/s

• Burst transfer rate: 33 MB/s max

• Access time: DVD-ROM (SL) 140 ms; DVD-ROM (DL) 175 ms;

DVD-RAM 250 ms; CD-ROM 160 ms (typical)

• Disc finalization time: DVD <2 minutes at 4X (DVD+R single-layer

disc); CD <1 minute typical

• Mean time between failures (MTBF): 100,000 POH at 20% duty cycle

in room temp


• Operating temperature: 5° to 45° C (41° to 113° F)

• Storage temperature: -30° to 60° C (-22° to 140° F)

• Operating humidity: 10%~80% RH (Non-condensing)

• Storage humidity: 10%~90% RH (Non-condensing)

• Power requirement: +5V±5%; +12V±10%



• Minimum system requirements: 800 MHz Intel® Pentium® III

processor or equivalent, 1.6 GHz Intel® Pentium® IV processor or

equivalent recommended (Actual drive performance depends on PC


• 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended for video editing)

• 1024 x 768 video resolution with a minimum of 16-bit color required

for DVD authoring and editing

• USB 2.0 interface and available port on PC

• Minimum hard disk space requirements: 1 GB free for included

software installation, 10 GB free for DVD video disc creation (18 GB

free for double layer). Internet connectivity recommended for software


• Operating system compatibility: Microsoft Windows XP/2000

Professional SP4, Windows Professional x64 edition, and Windows

Server 2003

• Device write media compatibility: CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL,

DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, LightScribe CD-R,

LightScribe DVD+R, 4.7 GB single-sided/9.4 GB double-sided

DVD-RAM (2.6 GB single-sided/5.2 GB double-sided media not


• Device read media compatibility: DVD-ROM, DVD+R, DVD+R DL,


single-sided/9.4 GB double-sided DVD-RAM (2.6 GB

single-sided/5.2 GB double-sided media not supported), CD-R,

CD-RW, CD-DA, CD Extra, CD-ROM (Mode 1 - Yellow Book),

CD-ROM/XA & CD-I Ready (Mode 2/Form 2 – Green Book),

Photo-CD (single and multi-session), VCD, CD-Text

• 1-year limited hardware and software warranty from date of



Box contents • External dvd840e drive with DVD±R/±RW and DVD-RAM read/write,

±R double-layer capability, and LightScribe direct disc labeling

• Software CD including electronic user’s guide

• Quick-Start placemat

• Getting Help guide

• USB 2.0 cable

• Power supply

Software included • Nero Software Suite (for DVD authoring, writing, editing and backup)

• SureThing (for LightScribe labeling)

• CyberLink® PowerDVD™ (for DVD playback)

Optional Accessories

CD and DVD recordable media

For best results, use HP DVD and CD recordable & rewritable discs, including double-layer DVDs and LightScribe discs, available from your local vendor.

© 2005 Hewlett-Packard Company

Actual product may vary from image shown on datasheet. All hardware and software specifications are subject to change without notice. HP and the invent signature are trademarks of the Hewlett-Packard Company. All other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

© 2005 Hewlett-Packard Company. All rights reserved.

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