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£17.99 Hewlett Packard DVD1040i-B 20x Internal IDE Lightscribe DVDRW Drive With Nero Software / Black

Hewlett Packard is not a name that's particularly popular in the world of storage. However, things are meant to change - a bit - with this £17.99 Hewlett Packard DVD1040i-B 20x Internal IDE Lightscribe (opens in new tab) DVDRW Drive With Nero Software / Black. This includes VAT and delivery. Note that this is a Dual Layer, Lightscribe compatible drive.

Lifted from Play.com
HP's multiformat drive offers high speeds and double-layer recording, and it's LightScribe Version 1.2-ready for high-contrast LightScribe labeling. It lets users easily preserve, edit and share up to 8.5 GB of video, photos, and multimedia presentations on one double-layer disc - and quickly store, back up and transport files on DVDs and CDs.

Specifications
* Product Description: HP dvd1040i 20X Multiformat DVD Writer - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM drive - IDE
* Device Type: DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM drive
* Enclosure Type: Internal
* Enclosure Colour: Black
* Interface: IDE
* Optical Storage: DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - 5.25" x 1/2H
* Read Speed: 48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
* Write Speed: 48x (CD) / 20x (DVD±R) / 8x (DVD±R DL)
* CD / DVD Rewrite Speed: 32x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 12x (DVD-RAM)
* Disc Labeling Technology: LightScribe Technology
* OS Required: Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4
* Includes: Nero 7 Essential Burning Software

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