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USB2.0 external DVD burners (Panasonic LF-D311 & Ricoh MP5152A)

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External DVD-R /DVD-RAM drive ( Panasonic LF-D311 )

£239.98 (inc VAT) delivery in 7 days

External DVD+R / +RW CD-R / RW drive ( Ricoh MP5125A )

£229.98 (inc VAT)

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Panasonic LF-D311 external DVD burner

Ricoh MP5152A external DVD burner

Panasonic LF-D311 is the industry's first DVD-RAM/R drive solution that provides the security and interchangeability of write-once, and flexibility of rewritable DVD.

The multi-function LF-D311 is a breakthrough DVD storage solution that delivers both the hard drive random-access functionality of DVD-RAM technology and the broad compatibility of DVD-R technology for disk playback on existing DVD players, recorders and DVD-ROM drives.

The LF-D311 incorporates Panasonic's 15 years of experience in high-density, phase-change-type recording/reading technology and builds on the company's experience of delivering more than two million highly-reliable rewritable DVD drives.

The all-in-one DVD storage drive offers a single interchangeable solution for professional video and DVD development and testing. A single LF-D311 can be utilized for high-capacity, removable storage for corporate and professional video authoring and editing, as well as provide backup archiving and video playback and low-cost, limited-run distribution.


Supported media for writing DVD-R, DVD-RAMR ( not CD-R /RW)


Write Data Transfer Rate: 4.7GB DVD-RAM 1385KB with verifying
2.6GB DVD-RAM 690KB with verifying
4.7GB DVD-R 1385KB without verifying


Read Data Transfer Rate: DVD-RAM (4.7GB): 2770KBps (2x)
DVD-RAM (2.6GB): 1385KBps (1x) DVD-ROM: 8310KBps (6x)
CD-ROM/CD-R: 3600KBps (24x) CD-RW: 1800KBps (12x)


Average Seek Time: DVD-RAM: 75ms
DVD-ROM/R, CD-ROM: 65ms
Write Compatibility: 4.7GB DVD-RAM
2.6GB DVD-RAM 4.7GB DVD-R (General)


Read Compatibility: CD-DA, CD-ROM/XA, Photo CD, Video CD,
CD-Extra CD-R, CD-RW at max. 24x DVD-ROM, DVD-R at max. 6x
DVD-RAM (4.7GB at 2x, 2.6GB at 1x)


Buffer Capacity: 1MB

The world's fastest* 2.4x DVD+RW/DVD+R write (equivalent to 22x on CD drives). It only takes a little over 20 minutes to complete writing job for 4GB of data.


"Background Formatting" supports quick formatting for random access writing on DVD+RW; just a little over one minute is all you need. MP5125A initially formats the lead-in and data areas that are necessary to start initial writing, and it then automatically resumes formatting for the remaining portions in the background when writing/reading is not processed.


DVD+RW allows free appending/deleting/formatting, just like CD-RW. With its large storage capacity of 4.7GB, it can also handle large amounts of data.

Lossless Linking technology keeps the gap between data within 1 micron when adding/editing data. High Frequency Wobbled Groove* that is defined in DVD+RW Format makes precise positioning possible. Data on DVD+RW/+R discs, therefore, maintain high compatibility with DVD-ROM drives and DVD players, even after data is added or edited.


JustLink™ is Ricoh's technology that prevents 'buffer underrun errors' which occur in CD- R/RW writing.
It improves stability in fast writing, allows writing job while working with another application, and enables on-the-fly data writing on network.This technology benefits you in every aspects of writing job.


Automatically detects disc warpage and tilt to always ensure high-quality writing.

Supported media for writing DVD+RW, DVD+R,CD-R, CD-RW, High Speed CD-RW

Writing speed (DVD+RW) 2.4x (DVD+R) 2.4x (CD-R) 2x, 4x, 8x, 12x (CD-RW) 2x, 4x, 10x*1

Reading speed (DVD-ROM/DVD+RW/DVD+R) Max. 8x
(CD-ROM/CD-R/CD-RW) Max. 32x

Recording capacity*2 (DVD+RW/DVD+R) 4.7GB
(CD-R/CD-RW) 650MB,700MB

Data transfer speed
(at I / F) Max. 33MB/sec. (Ultra DMA Mode2)

Average access time (DVD) 140 msec. (8x) (CD) 120 msec. (32x)

Buffer memory 2MB


Writing format (DVD+RW/DVD+R) DVD-ROM, DVD-Video
(CD) CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD Extra, CD-I*3, Mixed-ModeCD, VideoCD, PhotoCD*3, CD TEXT, Bootable CD

Other Features / Specification:

  1. External USB 2.0 interface, no comprise in speed compare to internal drives;
  2. Compatible with both PC & Mac, desktop & laptop!
  3. Hot inserting & swapping supported; no need to turn off computer to plug and unplug this device;
  4. Slim design: 250 x 153 x 49 mm (L x W x H), only slighly bigger than the internal DVD drive;
  5. AC input: 100 -240V
Items included:
  1. USB2.0 external DVD burner
  2. USB2.0 A-B cable;
  3. User Manual;
  4. Driver in CD-ROM
  5. VOB 6.5 software and presenation pack

Supported systems:

System requirements:

Warranty / Support information:

If you are not satisfied in any way, please return the USB2.0 external DVD burner for refund within 7 days from date of dispatch(P&P are not refundable).

One year warranty from date of dispatch, return to base. Free Email & website support during warranty period.

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