Nu Tech DDW-081: More DVD+R madnessby Kristopher Kubicki on October 22, 2003 10:54 PM EST
- Posted in
Perhaps most of us are not that familiar with Nu Technology (aka Nu Tech New), but virtually everyone has heard of their parent company, Quanta Storage Inc. QSI is one of the larger and older optical OEM producers for several US based system builders. Unfortunately for QSI, selling to retail stores and OEM clients began to infringe on their system components, and thus, Nu Technology was born. Nu Technology went into business officially in May 2003 as the retail branch of QSI, and already they have an extensive product line.
This week, we were fortunate enough to take a look at Nu Tech's DDW-081, a DVD+R/W only drive with CDRW capabilities based on the Philips Nexperia chipset. Even though this is one of the first drives to debut with 8X DVD+R, is it enough to dethrone our current champion, the Plextor 708A? Remember, our 708A is a dual format, but limited in CDR capabilities and bundled features.