ASUS Rolls Out the Silent HR-0205T HD DVD-ROM

ASUS HR-0205T HD DVD-ROM Optical Drive

The Asus HR-0205T HD DVD drive is touted to be the quietest of its kind. Asus says it hums along at 21.1dB for single layer HD-DVD discs and 23.7dB for dual-layer DVDs. Compare that with the 26dB standard noise level for a notebook PC hard drive.

The HR-0205T is a read-only unit (no HD DVD burning) that can handle single- and dual-layer HD DVD media, and single-layer HD DVD-R discs, all at 2.4x. It’ll also read all the many DVD formats at 5x and CD media at 15x.

It can be mounted horizontally or vertically and connects to a parallel ATA port; a PATA-SATA adaptor should enable it to be hooked up with the current serial ATA bus.


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.