Optical drive

08.27.12
Sony getting out of PC optical drive business due to 'fierce competition'
08.27.12

Sony getting out of PC optical drive business due to 'fierce competition'

It's being reported that Sony is closing Optiarc Inc., its company subsidiary that manufactures op...

By D. Cooper,   08.27.12
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08.22.12
Toshiba / Samsung joint venture hit with lawsuit by LG over DVD+RW/RAM patents
08.22.12

Toshiba / Samsung joint venture hit with lawsuit by LG over DVD+RW/RAM patents

LG Electronics has found itself at the center of quite a few patent lawsuits in recent years (both...

By D. Melanson,   08.22.12
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08.17.12
New York artist fashions dead drop from dying hardware, mounts DVD burner in city wall
08.17.12

New York artist fashions dead drop from dying hardware, mounts DVD burner in city wall

The optical drive may be making its exit in the world of personal computing, but at least it seems...

By S. Buckley,   08.17.12
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05.14.12
ASUS teases mystery product on its Facebook page (update: it's a 3D Blu-ray writer!)
05.14.12

ASUS teases mystery product on its Facebook page (update: it's a 3D Blu-ray writer!)

What's this? ASUS is teasing a mystery product shrouded in shadows on its Facebook page. From the...

By D. Cooper,   05.14.12
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01.09.12
Samsung unveils new optical storage drive, wirelessly transmits and backs up your physical content
01.09.12

Samsung unveils new optical storage drive, wirelessly transmits and backs up your physical content

Looking for something to bridge the physical media and wireless device divide? Sick of encoding...

By M. Smith,   01.09.12
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12.05.11
Samsung SE-208BW SmartHub packs DVD writer, we ask why then take it for a spin (video)
12.05.11

Samsung SE-208BW SmartHub packs DVD writer, we ask why then take it for a spin (video)

Is there any better way to ring in 2012 than to drop 129 bills on a shiny new wireless-enabled DV...

By Z. Honig,   12.05.11
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09.02.11
Samsung outs new Blu-ray and media hub drives: dammit, the ODD still lives
09.02.11

Samsung outs new Blu-ray and media hub drives: dammit, the ODD still lives

You've seen our musings on the continued relevance of optical drives and it seems Samsung agrees...

By S. Sakr,   09.02.11
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08.15.11
M-Disc holds your data 'forever,' we go hands-on for a few minutes (video)
08.15.11

M-Disc holds your data 'forever,' we go hands-on for a few minutes (video)

It was two years ago when we last wrote about Millenniata and its Millenial Disc for ultra long...

By J. Pollicino,   08.15.11
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07.27.11
Editorial: Apple's officially over the optical drive, for better or worse
07.27.11

Editorial: Apple's officially over the optical drive, for better or worse

I don't like it. Not one iota. But frankly, it doesn't much matter -- Apple's officially done wit...

By D. Murph,   07.27.11
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