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External 24X Multiformat DVD/CD Writer


HP’s USB External drive offers high speeds and double-layer recording, and it’s LightScribe Version 1.2-ready for high-contrast LightScribe labeling. 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 dvd1270e records double-layer DVDs at up to 12X, recordable DVDs up to 24X, rewritable DVDs at up to 8X, and DVD-RAM at up to 12X.

Compatible and Versatile

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

DVD±R DL, 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

• USB2.0 interface allows flexibility of using the drive on

different PCs

The Latest Technologies

• Great compatibility with USB2.0 interface

• Get the latest optical storage features in the HP


• Burn discs at high speeds, up to 24X for DVD±R

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


• Burn labels directly to disc with the latest LightScribe


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, 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

External 24X Multiformat DVD/CD Writer


Drive performance

• Write speed: DVD+R up to 24X (CAV); DVD+RW up to 8X (ZCLV);

DVD-R up to 24X(CAV); DVD-RW up to 6X (ZCLV); DVD+R Double Layer up to 12X (CAV);

DVD-R Dual Layer up to 12X (ZCLV); DVD-RAM up to 12X (PCAV);

CD-R up to 48x (CAV); CD-RW up to 32x (CAV)

• Read speed: DVD-ROM up to 16X (CAV); CD-ROM up to 48x (CAV)

• LightScribe labeling approximate times:




Title only Title & content

<4 min. <9 min.

Normal <3 min. <7 min.

<2 min. <4 min.

Full label (w/graphics)

<36 min.

<28 min.

<20 min.

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

• Access time: DVD 130 ms; CD 130 ms (typical)

• Mean time between failures (MTBF): 70,000 POH at 25% duty cycle in room temp

System Requirements


• Minimum system requirements:

1.3 GHz Pentium ® IV processor or equivalent recommended (Actual drive performance depends on PC configuration)

• 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

• Video capture: IEEE 1394 interface or analog video capture device required

• 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 updates

• Operating system compatibility: Microsoft Windows ® 7 or Vista (32 or 64 bit OS) or XP/2000 SP4

• Available USB2.0 port.

• 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, 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 supported) media

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

DVD-RAM, DVD-Video, 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

Environment • Operating temperature: 5° to 35° C (41° to 122° F)

• Storage temperature: -40° to 65° C (-40° to 149° F)

• Operating humidity: 15% ~ 80% RH (Non-condensing)

• Storage humidity: 15% ~ 95% RH (Non-condensing)

• Power requirements: +5V+/-5%; +12V+/-10%

• 1-year limited hardware warranty from date of purchase.



Software include

Box contents

• External 24X DVD/CD Writer drive

• Software CD, including electronic user’s guide

• Quick-Start placemat, and warranty statement

• USB Cable

• Power Adapter

• Vertical Stand

• Nero Essentials Software Suite

Questions about the HP dvd1270e DVD/CD Writer?

Look us up online at http://www.hp.com

Hewlett-Packard Company, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Manufactured by Lite-On IT Corp under license from Hewlett-Packard

Distributed by PLDS under license from Hewlett-Packard

Actual product may vary from image shown on datasheet.

All 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.

© 2010 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP. All rights reserved.


Key Features

  • DVD±RW USB 2.0
  • LightScribe

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