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Gigabyte GO-M1600B Multimedia DVD-ROM
By Justin Ong
Category : Optical Storage
Published by Jimmy Tang on Tuesday, 21st December, 2004
Rating : 4 out of 5 stars  


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Today, we'll be looking at a DVD-ROM drive that's more than just an optical drive, but it comes with cool multimedia features at the same time. Let's look at its technical specifications below before we move on to the other pages for more intricate details about the product.

Gigabyte GO-M1600B Technical Specifications
  • Enhanced IDE (E-IDE)/ATAPI (Ultra DMA33)
Read Speed (DVD)  
  • 22,160KB/s (CAV 16x Max)
  • Seek Time: 120ms (Random)
  • Seek Time: 200ms (Full)
Read Speed (CD)
  • 72,00KB/s (CAV 48x)
  • Seek Time: 120ms (Random)
  • Seek Time: 200ms (Full)
Readable Formats (DVD)
  • DVD-ROM (Single Layer / Double Layer)
  • DVD+R (Disc at once and multi border)
  • DVD+RW
  • DVD-R (Disc at once and multi border)
  • DVD-RW (Ver. 2.0)
Readable Formats (CD)
  • CD-R
  • CD-RW
  • CD-ROM Mode 1
  • CD-ROM XA Mode 2 (Form1,Form2)
  • PHOTO CD (Single and multiple session)
  • CD-DA
  • CD-Extra
  • 512KB
FM Tuner Wave Range
  • US/Europe: 87.5Mhz - 108Mhz
  • Japan: 76Mhz - 91Mhz
Usable Sensitivity
  • 76.0 / 90.0 / 106.0MHz
Stereo Channel Separation
  • more than or equals to 25db
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
  • more than or equals to 60db
Total Harmonic Distortion
  • less than 0.5%
CD Player Frequency Range
  • 20Hz - 20KHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
  • more than or equals to 75db
Channel Separation
  • more than or equals to 50db
Total Harmonic Distortion
  • less than 0.1%
MP3 Player (PC Power Off State) Compatbile Format
  • MPEG1 Layer 2 and 3
Supported Bit Rate
  • 32Kbps - 128Kbps, 44.1KHz, Stereo
Frequency Range
  • 20Hz - 16KHz (different bit rate may result in different value)
Physical Characteristics
  • Dimension: 149.0 x 43.1 x 170 mm (W x H x D)
  • Weight: 1.5kg

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