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Toshiba Intros HD DVD Writer

IRVINE, Calif. -- Toshiba Storage Device Division (SDD) today announced the worlds first half-height HD DVD writer, providing high-definition video editing and content creation capabilities on desktop systems and media centers using this increasingly popular next-generation DVD technology. Like Toshiba’s slim-line HD DVD writer launched in 2006, the new SD-H903A provides read and write support for legacy formats, enabling users to enjoy existing CD and DVD material along with high-definition DVD content.

Ideally designed for single-bay desktop PCs with its multi-functional capabilities, Toshiba’s SD-H903A is the perfect solution for professional high-definition content creation. In addition, consumers can capture content, edit home videos and create vast digital content repositories for movies, music and photos. With dual layer discs, HD DVD provides 30GB of storage capacity, which can accommodate up to eight hours of HD DVD movie content with extended cuts and interactive features, up to five full-length standard DVD films, up to 7,500 MP3 songs or up to 30,000 high-quality images.

Toshiba Corp.