HP PC-DVD 5X, dvd550s DVD Writer Product information

HP PC-DVD 5X, dvd550s DVD Writer Product information
8X External Slim Multiformat DVD/CD Writer
The HP dvd550s 8X External Slim DVD/CD writer offers high
speed and double-layer recording. It lets users easily preserve,
edit and share up to 8.5 GB of data, video, photos, and
multimedia presentations on one double-layer disc, and
quickly store, back up and transport files on DVDs and CDs.
With its sleek, compact, and USB powered design, the HP
dvd550s gives the user a state of the art optical storage
solution on the go. It reads/writes DVD at up to 8X, and CD at
up to 24X.
Compatible and Versatile
Creative, Fun and Robust
• Record to major formats on one drive: DVD±R/±RW,
• Comprehensive software suite included – manage your
• Enjoy excellent playback compatibility on DVD drives
and players.
• Record video onto DVD with your PC, then play it back
in your living room.
• Back up critical files on DVD-RAM.
• Sleek compact design
The Latest Technologies
• Powered by USB2.0 connection, no AC adapter
• Get the latest optical storage features in the HP dvd550s.
• Record to single or double-layer DVDs, and DVD-RAM.
multimedia contents, play movies, edit and playback
video, create slideshows, and back up music and data
• Surprise your family and friends with slideshows and
home movies, digitally preserved on DVD or CD and
ready for playback.
8X External Slim Multiformat DVD/CD Writer
Drive performance
• Write speed: DVD+R up to 8X (ZCLV); DVD+RW up to 8X (ZCLV); DVD-R up to 8X(ZCLV); DVD-RW up to 6X (ZCLV);
DVD+R Double Layer up to 6X (ZCLV); DVD-R Dual Layer up to 6X (ZCLV); DVD-RAM up to 5X (PCAV);
CD-R up to 24x (ZCLV); CD-RW up to 24x (ZCLV)
• Read speed: DVD-ROM up to 8X (CAV); CD-ROM up to 24x (CAV)
• 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): 60,000 POH at 25% duty cycle in room temp
System Requirements
• Minimum system requirements:
2.2 GHz Pentium® IV processor or equivalent recommended (Actual drive performance depends on PC configuration)
• 512 MB RAM
• 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
• Available USB2.0 port, and a second USB port may be needed for additional power
• Device write media compatibility: CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW,
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
• Operating temperature: 5° to 35° C (41° to 95° F)
• Storage temperature: -40° to 65° C (-40° to 149° F)
• Operating humidity: 10% ~ 80% RH (Non-condensing)
• Storage humidity: 10% ~ 90% RH (Non-condensing)
• 1-year limited hardware warranty from date of purchase.
Box contents
• 8X External Multiformat DVD/CD writer
• Software CD, including electronic user’s guide
• Quick-Start placemat, and warranty statement
• USB2.0 Cable
Software include
• Cyberlink Media Suite:
MediaShow: multimedia content management utility
Power2Go for data disc creation
PowerDirector for multimedia disc creation (trial version)
PowerDVD 11 for video playback (trial version)
PowerBackup: PC system backup utility
LabelPrint: label design utility
Hewlett-Packard Company, Palo Alto, CA 94304
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