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ASUS Black 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E616A3T

  • 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM
  • 198KB Cache
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Designing your dream cyberspace? You’re going to need a DVD-ROM drive, so why not get one of the best? Asus has you covered! The DVD-E616A3T in black is affordable and loaded with features!

You get a drive that’s accessible and versatile, with the Auto Vibration Reduction System you want. This design is dust resistant, for long time use. Fast, accurate and able to work in any direction, it can read and it can transfer data at outstanding speeds. For example, it can transfer Ultra DMA/100 at 100MB/s!

Fast, Versatile and smooth, this is a DVD-ROM drive to make your cyber dreams come true! Build your cyber-world the way you want it, with the DVD-E616A3T from Asus!

  • newegg CD and DVD Media Compliant The Asus DVD-E616A3T DVD-ROM drive plays back DVD-ROM discs at stunning 16X and CD-ROM discs at 48X, and also features compatibility with DVD-/+R, DVD-/+RW, audio CD, video CD and more disc formats. Both 8cm and 12cm CD and DVD discs are supported.
  • newegg QuieTrack Technology Asus' exclusive QuieTrack Technology incorporates Airflow Field Modification (AFFM) and Auto Vibration Reducing System (AVRS) to help minimize noise and vibration for quieter, more stable operation.
  • newegg SATA Interface With the advanced SATA interface, the Asus DVD-E616A3T DVD-ROM drive provides more stable and speedy data transfer for faster and smoother reading performance.
  • newegg Mounting Flexibility The Asus DVD-E616A3T DVD-ROM drive can be mounted horizontally or vertically for the ultimate flexibility in use.
  • newegg Extra White Panel Change the front panel when the Asus DVD-E616A3T DVD-ROM drive looks odd in your computer case. The included white front panel offers an ideal option for installing the DVD-ROM drive in any light color computer case.

Learn more about the ASUS DVD-E616A3T

Model

Brand
ASUS
Type
DVD-ROM Drive
Model
DVD-E616A3T

Performance

DVD-ROM Access Time
105ms
CD-ROM Access Time
95ms
Cache
198KB
Data Transfer Rate
Ultra DMA/100: 100M Bytes/sec max.
Ultra DMA/66: 66.6M Bytes/sec max.
Ultra DMA33: 33.3M Bytes/sec max.
Rate PIO Mode 4: 16.6M B/s max.
Multi-word DMA mode 2: 16.6M B/s max.

READ Speed

DVD-ROM
16X
CD-ROM
48X

Physical Spec

Form Factor
5.25"
Panel Color
Black

Configuration

Load Type
Tray
Interface
SATA

Features

Features
Full Accessibility and Playability
Auto Vibration Reducing System (AVRS)
Support Speed Auto-Switch Function
Support High Speed CD-Audio Playback
5X DVD-RAM Supported
Vertical/Horizontal Mounting Available
Unique Dust Resistance Design
Changeable panel supported

Packaging

Package Contents
DVD-E616A3T
Quick Installation Guide
Replaceable White Front Panel

Quick Info


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  • Braden M.
  • 7/2/2008 10:40:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat DVD-ROM drive

Pros: Does what it is supposed to do at good speeds. Quiet!

Cons: Make sure not to use a Molex to SATA power cable. Doesn't want to work with my Molex to 2 SATA power adapters (That came with my ASUS motherboard)... But my HDDs don't mind them so its all good.

Other Thoughts: READ CONS.. SAVE YOURSELF SOME TIME.

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  • Dennis M.
  • 6/27/2008 8:59:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBoo - limited DVD movie read speed!

Pros: It's a CD/DVD ROM, and it seems to read them.

Cons: Cannot read DVD movies (even legitimate ones) beyond roughly 4X. Apparently this is a "feature" to discourage copyright violation.

This may, or may not, make this drive a completely useless brick for you.

Other Thoughts: I had no idea this even existed. Apparently there are other drives where it is not a problem.

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  • William P.
  • 6/26/2008 8:18:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast and mostly quiet.

Pros: Title pretty much says it all.

Cons: It's a little noisy when installing games or transferring a lot of data, but I've never seen a DVD player that isn't. Speed makes up for it in a big way, installed windows vista in the time it took me to make pasta i was expecting it to take about an hour and was very pleased.

Other Thoughts: The two fronts i guess are a plus for some people but i just threw the other one in the box and put it in my closet, no idea how changing those goes.

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  • Jack B.
  • 6/22/2008 8:40:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSorry, but it's a no for me.

Pros: When it works it's quiet and relatively fast. Cheap.

Cons: Nasty habit of locking up your whole box.

Other Thoughts: Bought this drive in September of '07, drive is history as of June '08. Drive would lock up on rips, file transfers, DVD playback, and if I looked at it wrong. Lock-ups would make WinXP non-resposive to restart requests. Attempted two firmware updates from ASUS to fix said problems to no avail. I love ASUS for mobos, but I'm going with Lite-On for optical drives.

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  • William F.
  • 6/21/2008 11:53:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice DVD drive

Pros: Works as advertised, no loud whining or anything like some other drives do. Haven't had a problem reading anything or transferring anything to my HDD, so it's been perfect for me so far.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: First of all, this drive does NOT write to CDs or DVDs if anyone was wondering; it is only a reading drive. Second, some people have professed to this being some ungodly-silent drive; in my experience this is not the case - though it isn't loud either. It's a very solid and cooperative optical drive, nothing more, nothing less.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/19/2008 2:15:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Good-looking drive, easy install (just plug it in), great read speeds, quiet most of the time.

Cons: Can get pretty loud sometimes, for instance when ripping music, but isn't too big a deal. Biggest con is that this thing crapped out on me after 4 months. I never changed anything in my system at all and one day it's suddenly having problems playing a DVD or listening to a CD.

Other Thoughts: Thanks to newegg for a fast and easy return. New drive is working great. (Hopefully I won't be returning this one any time soon).

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/17/2008 2:10:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOkay for the Price

Pros: SATA, It's quiet, it works, I didn't have to install or update anything for it to work and my pc is 3+ years old.

Cons: See "Other thoughts"

Other Thoughts: This may or may not be a problem with the drive but ever since I installed it there has been a problem with me ripping music to my hard drive and watching or listening to media at the same time. The media, like internet videos likes to studder while I'm ripping an audio cd. This might be due to the small cache of the drive, but I don't know.

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  • Richard H.
  • 6/4/2008 9:01:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat DVD Drive

Pros: Very quiet, very fast, very good deal.

Cons: None

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  • Elston S.
  • 5/18/2008 1:56:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTerrific Optical ROM

Pros: Plays CDs and DVDs without problems. Worked immediately in my system. It is hard to beat the features for the price.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Someday when the speed improves and price of BluRay players drops, I will probably replace this. However, for now this is a great interim device at a fair price.

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  • Chris R.
  • 5/17/2008 10:27:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsShe runs like a beaut!

Pros: Does the job of reading DVDs quite well.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Had a motherboard that wouldn't recognize the second SATA port that this DVD ROM was connected to so I didn't use it for like half a year....then about two weeks ago the motherboard conked out and I replaced it and yahoo! I now can use this drive again!!! Runs like when i first bought it....great price too!

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