HP cd-writer dvd combo 9900
|Specification of the HP cd-writer
dvd combo 9900:
||Disc-At-Once, Track-At-Once, Session-At-Once,
MultiSession, Packet Writing
||CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, Photo CD, CD-Text,
CD-I, CD-Extra, CD-Bridge, Video CD
|Read/write support in Raw-mode
||RAW-DAO - supported
RAW-DAO Write Simulation - supported
CD+G RAW-DAO - supported
RAW-SAO - supported
RAW-SAO Write Simulation - supported
|Average access time
||2x, 4x, 8X, 10x, 12X
||2X, 4x, 10X
|Buffer underrun error prevention technology
||CD: 32x max
DVD: 8x max
|Price as tested
The drive ships in a Retail package.
The box contains:
- Installation Manual in the form of a poster in 5 languages;
- User Manual in 10 languages;
- Installation manual in the form of a poster with step-by-step
- Booklet in 5 languages on troubleshooting in 5 languages;
- 3 CDs with software;
- HP CD-Labeler;
- 1 16X CD-R and 1 High Speed CD-RW (4X–10X) discs;
- 4 screws;
- Analog cable for connecting the drive to a sound card;
- IDE cable.
ATIP: 97m 27s
Disc Manufacturer: Ricoh Company
Reflective layer: Dye (Short strategy;
Media type: CD-Recordable
Recording Speeds: min. unknown
– max. unknown
nominal Capacity: 651.86 MBytes
(74m 12s 00f / LBA: 333750)
ATIP: 97m 34s
Disc Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Chemicals
Reflective layer: Phase change
Media type: CD-ReWritable
Recording Speeds: min. 4X – max.
nominal Capacity: 656.40 MBytes
(74m 43s 00f / LBA: 336075)
I won't dwell on the software supplied as it is
very close to that of the HP cd-writer 9700i examined here.
The only difference is that the 9900 has a good DVD player from
Cyberlink - PowerDVD player.
The JustLink technology and appearance imply that
it is a Ricoh-based drive.
Here is what the Nero says you about it:
In the design the new HP drive is very similar
to the previous models: it has the same wave on the tray door, a
headphones jack, a mechanical volume control, an oval blue tray
button, an emergency ejection hole and one LED. On the rear panel
there is a digital-out.
In course of reading the drive doesn't make much
noise until it comes across a hard-to-read area.
At the same time it excellently plays DVD movies:
an image has no artifacts, and a 2 MBytes buffer is enough to eliminate
delays in data delivery. We tested the drive with an 1-layer DVD
disc with a movie called "Faculty" which lasted 104 min. (4.04 GBytes).
The DVD part of the device was estimated with the
Nero DVD Speed utility.
The results could have been closer to the specified
if we had used a 2-layer disc. But I don't think there are a lot
of people out there who need a high reading speed of the drive.
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