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HP DVD Writer Drives - Comparison Chart for the DVD Writers

Introduction

This document is a comparison chart for the various DVD writers available. It shows the difference with transfer rates, product features, system requirements and other specifications.

Visual identification

Internal DVD Writers
External DVD Writers
DVD Movie Writers
Figure : dvd100i
Figure : dvd200i
Figure : dvd200e
Figure : dvd300i
Figure : dvd300e
Figure : dc3000
Figure : dvd400i
Figure : dvd400e
Figure : dc4000
Figure : dvd420i
Figure : dvd420e
Figure : dvd530i
Figure : dc5000
Figure : dvd630i
Figure : dvd630e
Figure : dvd635i
Figure : dvd640i
Figure : dvd640e
Figure : dvd740i
Figure : dvd740e
Figure : dvd840i
Figure : dvd840e

Minimum system requirements

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Model
Operating System
Processor
Hard drive space free
RAM needed
dvd100i
Windows 98
Windows ME
Windows 2000 Professional
Windows NT Workstation 40 Service Pack 5 (for data storage only)
Pentium III
600 MHz
5 GB
128 MB RAM
dvd200i
Windows 98
Windows ME
Windows 2000 Professional
Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Service Pack 6a (for data storage only)
Windows XP Home Edition and Professional
Pentium III
600 MHz
10 GB
128 MB RAM
Model
Operating System
Processor
Hard drive space free
RAM needed
dvd200e
Windows 98 Second Edition
Windows ME
Windows 2000 Professional
Windows XP Home Edition and Professional
Pentium III
600 MHz
10 GB
128 MB RAM
dvd300i
Windows 98 Second Edition
Windows ME
Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 2
Windows XP Home Edition and Professional
Pentium III
600 MHz
500 MB for software installation
10 GB for DVD video disc creation
128 MB RAM
Model
Operating System
Processor
Hard drive space free
RAM needed
dvd300e
Windows 98 Second Edition
Windows ME
Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 2
Windows XP Home Edition and Professional
Pentium III
600 MHz
500 MB for software installation
10 GB for DVD video disc creation
128 MB RAM
dvd400i
Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 3
Windows XP Home Edition and Professional
Pentium III
800 MHz
650 MB for software installation
10 GB for DVD video disc creation
128 MB RAM minimum
256 MB RAM recommended for video editing
Model
Operating System
Processor
Hard drive space free
RAM needed
dvd400e
Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 3
Windows XP Home Edition and Professional
Pentium III
800 MHz
650 MB for software installation
10 GB for DVD video disc creation
128 MB RAM minimum
256 MB RAM recommended for video editing
dvd420i
Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 3
Windows XP Home Edition and Professional
800 MHz Pentium III minimum
1.6 GHz Pentium 4 recommended
650 MB for software installation
10 GB for DVD video disc creation
128 MB RAM minimum
256 MB RAM recommended for video editing
Model
Operating System
Processor
Hard drive space free
RAM needed
dvd420e
Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 3
Windows XP Home Edition and Professional
800 MHz Pentium III minimum
1.6 GHz Pentium 4 recommended
650 MB for software installation
10 GB for DVD video disc creation
128 MB RAM minimum
256 MB RAM recommended for video editing
dvd530i
Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 3
Windows XP Home Edition and Professional
800 MHz Intel Pentium III processor or equivalent
1.6 GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor or equivalent recommended
650 MB free for software installation
10 GB free for DVD video disc creation
18 GB free for double-layer DVD editing
128 MB RAM minimum
256 MB RAM recommended for video editing
Model
Operating System
Processor
Hard drive space free
RAM needed
dvd630i
Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 3
Windows XP Home Edition and Professional
800 MHz Intel Pentium III processor or equivalent
1.6 GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor or equivalent recommended
650 MB free for software installation
10 GB free for DVD video disc creation
18 GB free for double-layer DVD editing
128 MB RAM minimum
256 MB RAM recommended for video editing
dvd630e
Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 3
Windows XP Home Edition and Professional
800 MHz Intel Pentium III processor or equivalent
1.6 GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor or equivalent recommended
650 MB free for software installation
10 GB free for DVD video disc creation
18 GB free for double-layer DVD editing
128 MB RAM minimum
256 MB RAM recommended for video editing
dvd635i
Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 3
Windows XP Professional
Windows 98SE
Windows ME
800 MHz Intel Pentium III processor or equivalent
2.2 GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor or equivalent recommended
1 GB free for software installation
10 GB free for DVD video disc creation
18 GB free for double-layer DVD editing
128 MB RAM minimum
256 MB RAM recommended for video editing
Model
Operating System
Processor
Hard drive space free
RAM needed
dvd640i
Microsoft Windows XP
Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 3
800 MHz Intel Pentium III processor or equivalent
1.6 GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor or equivalent recommended
650 MB free for software installation
10 GB free for DVD video disc creation
18 GB free for double-layer DVD editing
128 MB RAM minimum
256 MB RAM recommended for video editing
dvd640e
Microsoft Windows XP
Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 3
800 MHz Intel Pentium III processor or equivalent
1.6 GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor or equivalent recommended
650 MB free for software installation
10 GB free for DVD video disc creation
18 GB free for double-layer DVD editing
128 MB RAM minimum
256 MB RAM recommended for video editing
Model
Operating System
Processor
Hard drive space free
RAM needed
dvd740i
Microsoft Windows XP
Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 4
800 MHz Intel Pentium III processor or equivalent
2.2 GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor or equivalent recommended
1 GB free for software installation
10 GB free for DVD video disc creation
18 GB free for double-layer DVD editing
128 MB RAM minimum
256 MB RAM recommended for video editing
dvd740e
Microsoft Windows XP
Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 4
800 MHz Intel Pentium III processor or equivalent
2.2 GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor or equivalent recommended
1 GB free for software installation
10 GB free for DVD video disc creation
18 GB free for double-layer DVD editing
128 MB RAM minimum
256 MB RAM recommended for video editing
Model
Operating System
Processor
Hard drive space free
RAM needed
dvd840i
Microsoft Windows XP
Windows XP Professional x64 edition
Windows Server 2003
800 MHz Intel Pentium III processor or equivalent
1.6 GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor or equivalent recommended
1 GB free for software installation
10 GB free for DVD video disc creation
18 GB free for double-layer DVD editing
128 MB RAM minimum
256 MB RAM recommended for video editing
dvd840e
Microsoft Windows XP
Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
800 MHz Intel Pentium III processor or equivalent
2.2 GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor or equivalent recommended
1 GB free for software installation
10 GB free for DVD video disc creation
18 GB free for double-layer DVD editing
128 MB RAM minimum
256 MB RAM recommended for video editing
Model
Operating System
Processor
Hard drive space free
RAM needed
dc3000
Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 2
Windows XP Home Edition and Professional
Pentium III
800 MHz
550 MB for software installation
10 GB for DVD video disc creation
15 GB to capture a full two hour movie using the HP Transfer Wizard
128 MB RAM minimum
256 MB RAM recommended for video editing
dc4000
Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 3
Windows XP Home Edition and Professional
1.2 GHz Pentium III minimum
650 MB for software installation
10 GB for DVD video disc creation
15 GB to capture a full two hour movie using the HP Transfer Wizard
128 MB RAM minimum
256 MB RAM recommended for video editing
Model
Operating System
Processor
Hard drive space free
RAM needed
dc5000
Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 3
Windows XP Home Edition and Professional
1.2 GHz Pentium III minimum
650 MB free for software installation
10 GB free for DVD video disc creation
18 GB free for double-layer DVD editing
128 MB RAM minimum
256 MB RAM recommended for video editing

Product features

Model
Buffering
Encoding method
Buffer underrun protection
Interface
dvd100i
2 MB
EFM, EFM Plus
Included
IDE
dvd200i
2 MB
EFM, EFM Plus
Included
IDE
dvd200e
2 MB
EFM, EFM Plus
Included
USB 2.0 High Speed
IEEE 1394
dvd300i
2 MB
EFM, EFM Plus
Included
IDE
Model
Buffering
Encoding method
Buffer underrun protection
Interface
dvd300e
2 MB
EFM, EFM Plus
Included
USB 2.0 High Speed
IEEE 1394
dvd400i
2 MB
EFM, EFM Plus
Included
IDE
dvd400e
2 MB
EFM, EFM Plus
Included
USB 2.0 High Speed
IEEE 1394
dvd420i
2 MB
EFM, EFM Plus
Included
IDE
Model
Buffering
Encoding method
Buffer underrun protection
Interface
dvd420e
2 MB
EFM, EFM Plus
Included
USB 2.0 High Speed
IEEE 1394
dvd530i
2 MB
EFM, EFM Plus
Included
IDE
dvd630i
2 MB
EFM, EFM Plus
Included
IDE
dvd630e
2 MB
EFM, EFM Plus
Included
USB 2.0 High Speed
dvd635i
2 MB
EFM, EFM Plus
Included
IDE
Model
Buffering
Encoding method
Buffer underrun protection
Interface
dvd640i
2 MB
EFM, EFM Plus
Included
IDE
dvd640e
2 MB
EFM, EFM Plus
Included
USB 2.0 High Speed
dvd740i
2 MB
EFM, EFM Plus
Included
IDE
dvd740e
2 MB
EFM, EFM Plus
Included
USB 2.0 High Speed
Model
Buffering
Encoding method
Buffer underrun protection
Interface
dvd840i
2 MB
EFM, EFM Plus
Included
IDE
dvd840e
2 MB
EFM, EFM Plus
Included
USB 2.0
dc3000
2 MB
EFM, EFM Plus
Included
USB 2.0 High Speed
dc4000
2 MB
EFM, EFM Plus
Included
USB 2.0 High Speed
Model
Buffering
Encoding method
Buffer underrun protection
Interface
dc5000
2 MB
EFM, EFM Plus
Included
USB 2.0 High Speed

Media information

For faster navigation, select the appropriate model from the list below:
Model
Write compatible
Read compatible
Disc storage capacity
dvd100i
CD-R
CD-RW
DVD+RW
CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-I, CD-Bridge, Photo-CD, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-Video, DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, DVD+RW
DVD+RW = up to 4.7 GB
CD-RW = Formatted - 530 MB / Unformatted - 650 MB
CD-R = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
dvd200i
CD-R
CD-RW
DVD+R
DVD+RW
CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-I, CD-Bridge, Photo-CD, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-Video, DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, DVD+R, DVD+RW
DVD+R = 4.7 GB
DVD+RW = 4.7 GB
CD-RW = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
CD-R = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
Model
Write compatible
Read compatible
Disc storage capacity
dvd200e
CD-R
CD-RW
DVD+R
DVD+RW
CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-I, CD-Bridge, Photo-CD, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-Video, DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, DVD+R, DVD+RW
DVD+R = 4.7 GB
DVD+RW = 4.7 GB
CD-RW = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
CD-R = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
dvd300i
CD-R
CD-RW
DVD+R
DVD+RW
CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-I, CD-Bridge, Photo-CD, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-Video, DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW
DVD+R = 4.7 GB
DVD+RW = 4.7 GB
CD-RW = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
CD-R = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
Model
Write compatible
Read compatible
Disc storage capacity
dvd300e
CD-R
CD-RW
DVD+R
DVD+RW
CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-I, CD-Bridge, Photo-CD, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-Video, DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW
DVD+R = 4.7 GB
DVD+RW = 4.7 GB
CD-RW = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
CD-R = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
dvd400i
CD-R
CD-RW
DVD+R
DVD+RW
DVD-ROM, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-Video, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, CD Extra, CD-ROM (Mode 1 - Yellow Book), CD-ROM XA & CD-I (Mode 2/Form 2 - Green Book), Photo CD (single and multi-session), CD-Video, CD-Text
DVD+R = 4.7 GB
DVD+RW = 4.7 GB
CD-RW = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
CD-R = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
Model
Write compatible
Read compatible
Disc storage capacity
dvd400e
CD-R
CD-RW
DVD+R
DVD+RW
DVD-ROM, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-Video, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, CD Extra, CD-ROM (Mode 1 - Yellow Book), CD-ROM XA & CD-I (Mode 2/Form 2 - Green Book), Photo CD (single and multi-session), CD-Video, CD-Text
DVD+R = 4.7 GB
DVD+RW = 4.7 GB
CD-RW = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
CD-R = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
dvd420i
CD-R
CD-RW
DVD+R
DVD+RW
DVD-R
DVD-RW
DVD-ROM, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-Video, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, CD Extra, CD-ROM (Mode 1 - Yellow Book), CD-ROM XA & CD-I (Mode 2/Form 2 - Green Book), Photo CD (single and multi-session), CD-Video, CD-Text
DVD+R / DVD-R = 4.7 GB
DVD+RW / DVD-RW = 4.7 GB
CD-RW = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
CD-R = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
Model
Write compatible
Read compatible
Disc storage capacity
dvd420e
CD-R
CD-RW
DVD+R
DVD+RW
DVD-R
DVD-RW
DVD-ROM, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-Video, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, CD Extra, CD-ROM (Mode 1 - Yellow Book), CD-ROM XA & CD-I (Mode 2/Form 2 - Green Book), Photo CD (single and multi-session), CD-Video, CD-Text
DVD+R / DVD-R = 4.7 GB
DVD+RW / DVD-RW = 4.7 GB
CD-RW = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
CD-R = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
dvd530i
CD-R
CD-RW
DVD+R
DVD+R DL (Double layer)
DVD+RW
DVD-R
DVD-RW
DVD-ROM, DVD+R, DVD+R DL (Double layer), DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-Video, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, CD Extra, CD-ROM (Mode 1 - Yellow Book), CD-ROM XA & CD-I (Mode 2/Form 2 - Green Book), Photo CD (single and multi-session), CD-Video, CD-Text
DVD+R / DVD-R = 4.7 GB
DVD+R DL = 8.5 GB
DVD+RW / DVD-RW = 4.7 GB
CD-RW = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
CD-R = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
Model
Write compatible
Read compatible
Disc storage capacity
dvd630i
CD-R
CD-RW
DVD+R
DVD+R DL (Double layer)
DVD+RW
DVD-R
DVD-RW
DVD-ROM, DVD+R, DVD+R DL (Double layer), DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-Video, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, CD Extra, CD-ROM (Mode 1 - Yellow Book), CD-ROM XA & CD-I (Mode 2/Form 2 - Green Book), Photo CD (single and multi-session), CD-Video, CD-Text
DVD+R / DVD-R = 4.7 GB
DVD+R DL = 8.5 GB
DVD+RW / DVD-RW = 4.7 GB
CD-RW = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
CD-R = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
dvd630e
CD-R
CD-RW
DVD+R
DVD+R DL (Double layer)
DVD+RW
DVD-R
DVD-RW
DVD-ROM, DVD+R, DVD+R DL (Double layer), DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-Video, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, CD Extra, CD-ROM (Mode 1 - Yellow Book), CD-ROM XA & CD-I (Mode 2/Form 2 - Green Book), Photo CD (single and multi-session), CD-Video, CD-Text
DVD+R / DVD-R = 4.7 GB
DVD+R DL = 8.5 GB
DVD+RW / DVD-RW = 4.7 GB
CD-RW = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
CD-R = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
dvd635i
CD-R
CD-RW
DVD+R
DVD+R DL (Double layer)
DVD+RW
DVD-R
DVD-RW
DVD-ROM, DVD+R, DVD+R DL (Double layer), DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-Video, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, CD Extra, CD-ROM (Mode 1 - Yellow Book), CD-ROM XA & CD-I (Mode 2/Form 2 - Green Book), Photo CD (single and multi-session), CD-Video, CD-Text
DVD+R / DVD-R = 4.7 GB
DVD+R DL = 8.5 GB
DVD+RW / DVD-RW = 4.7 GB
CD-RW = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
CD-R = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
Model
Write compatible
Read compatible
Disc storage capacity
dvd640i
CD-R
CD-RW
DVD+R
DVD+R DL (Double layer)
DVD+RW
DVD-R
DVD-RW
DVD-ROM, DVD+R, DVD+R DL (Double layer), DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-Video, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, CD Extra, CD-ROM (Mode 1 - Yellow Book), CD-ROM XA & CD-I (Mode 2/Form 2 - Green Book), CD-Bridge and Photo CD (single and multi-session), CD-Video, CD-Text
DVD+R / DVD-R = 4.7 GB
DVD+R DL = 8.5 GB
DVD+RW / DVD-RW = 4.7 GB
CD-RW = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
CD-R = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
dvd640e
CD-R
CD-RW
DVD+R
DVD+R DL (Double layer)
DVD+RW
DVD-R
DVD-RW
DVD-ROM, DVD+R, DVD+R DL (Double layer), DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-Video, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, CD Extra, CD-ROM (Mode 1 - Yellow Book), CD-ROM XA & CD-I (Mode 2/Form 2 - Green Book), CD-Bridge and Photo CD (single and multi-session), CD-Video, CD-Text
DVD+R / DVD-R = 4.7 GB
DVD+R DL = 8.5 GB
DVD+RW / DVD-RW = 4.7 GB
CD-RW = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
CD-R = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
Model
Write compatible
Read compatible
Disc storage capacity
dvd740i
CD-R
CD-RW
DVD+R
DVD+R DL (Double layer)
DVD+RW
DVD-R
DVD-RW
DVD-ROM, DVD+R, DVD+R DL (Double layer), DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-Video, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, CD Extra, CD-ROM (Mode 1 - Yellow Book), CD-ROM XA & CD-I (Mode 2/Form 2 - Green Book), CD-Bridge and Photo CD (single and multi-session), CD-Video, CD-Text
DVD+R / DVD-R = 4.7 GB
DVD+R DL = 8.5 GB
DVD+RW / DVD-RW = 4.7 GB
CD-RW = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
CD-R = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
dvd740e
CD-R
CD-RW
DVD+R
DVD+R DL (Double layer)
DVD+RW
DVD-R
DVD-RW
DVD-ROM, DVD+R, DVD+R DL (Double layer), DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-Video, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, CD Extra, CD-ROM (Mode 1 - Yellow Book), CD-ROM XA & CD-I (Mode 2/Form 2 - Green Book), CD-Bridge and Photo CD (single and multi-session), CD-Video, CD-Text
DVD+R / DVD-R = 4.7 GB
DVD+R DL = 8.5 GB
DVD+RW / DVD-RW = 4.7 GB
CD-RW = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
CD-R = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
Model
Write compatible
Read compatible
Disc storage capacity
dvd840i
CD-R
CD-RW
LightScribe CD-R
DVD+R
DVD+R DL (Double layer)
DVD+RW
LightScribe DVD+R
DVD-R
DVD-RW
DVD-R DL (Double layer)
DVD-RAM
DVD-ROM, DVD+R, DVD+R DL (Double layer), DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL (Double layer), DVD-RW, DVD-Video, DVD RAM, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, CD Extra, CD-ROM (Mode 1 - Yellow Book), CD-ROM XA & CD-I (Mode 2/Form 2 - Green Book), Photo CD (single and multi-session), CD-Video, and CD-Text
DVD+R / DVD-R = 4.7 GB
DVD+R DL = 8.5 GB
DVD+RW / DVD-RW = 4.7 GB
CD-RW = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
CD-R = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
dvd840e
CD-R
CD-RW
LightScribe CD-R
DVD+R
DVD+R DL (Double layer)
DVD+RW
LightScribe DVD+R
DVD-R
DVD-RW
DVD-R DL (Double layer)
DVD-RAM
DVD-ROM, DVD+R, DVD+R DL (Double layer), DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL (Double layer), DVD-RW, DVD-Video, DVD RAM, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, CD Extra, CD-ROM (Mode 1 - Yellow Book), CD-ROM XA & CD-I (Mode 2/Form 2 - Green Book), Photo CD (single and multi-session), CD-Video, and CD-Text
DVD+R / DVD-R = 4.7 GB
DVD+R DL = 8.5 GB
DVD+RW / DVD-RW = 4.7 GB
CD-RW = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
CD-R = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
Model
Write compatible
Read compatible
Disc storage capacity
dc3000
CD-R
CD-RW
DVD+R
DVD+RW
CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-I, CD-Bridge, Photo-CD, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-Video, DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW
DVD+R = 4.7 GB
DVD+RW = 4.7 GB
CD-RW = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
CD-R = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
dc4000
CD-R
CD-RW
DVD+R
DVD+RW
DVD-R
DVD-RW
DVD-ROM, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-Video, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, CD Extra, CD-ROM (Mode 1 - Yellow Book), CD-ROM XA & CD-I (Mode 2/Form 2 - Green Book), Photo CD (single and multi-session), CD-Video, CD-Text
DVD+R / DVD-R = 4.7 GB
DVD+RW / DVD-RW = 4.7 GB
CD-RW = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
CD-R = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
Model
Write compatible
Read compatible
Disc storage capacity
dc5000
CD-R
CD-RW
DVD+R
DVD+R DL (Double layer)
DVD+RW
DVD-R
DVD-RW
DVD-ROM, DVD+R, DVD+R DL (Double layer), DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-Video, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, CD Extra, CD-ROM (Mode 1 - Yellow Book), CD-ROM XA & CD-I (Mode 2/Form 2 - Green Book), Photo CD (single and multi-session), CD-Video, CD-Text
DVD+R / DVD-R = 4.7 GB
DVD+R DL = 8.5 GB
DVD+RW / DVD-RW = 4.7 GB
CD-RW = up to 700 MB (unformatted)
CD-R = up to 700 MB (unformatted)

Transfer rate

For faster navigation, select the appropriate model from the list below:
Model
Read
Write
dvd100i
CD-R = 32x
CD-RW = 20x
DVD+RW = 8x
CD-R = 12x
CD-RW = 10x
DVD+RW = 2.4x
dvd200i
CD-R = 32x
CD-RW = 20x
DVD = 8x
CD-R = 12x
CD-RW = 10x
DVD+R = 2.4x
DVD+RW = 2.4x
dvd200e
CD-R = 32x
CD-RW = 20x
DVD = 8x
CD-R = 12x
CD-RW = 10x
DVD+R = 2.4x
DVD+RW = 2.4x
Model
Read
Write
dvd300i
CD = 40x
DVD = 8x
CD-R = 16x
CD-RW = 10x
DVD+R = 4x
DVD+RW = 2.4x
dvd300e
CD = 40x
DVD = 8x
CD-R = 16x
CD-RW = 10x
DVD+R = 4x
DVD+RW = 2.4x
dvd400i
CD = 32x
DVD = 12x
CD-R = 24x
CD-RW = 10x
DVD+R = 8x
DVD+RW = 4x
Model
Read
Write
dvd400e
CD = 32x
DVD = 12x
CD-R = 24x
CD-RW = 10x
DVD+R = 8x
DVD+RW = 4x
dvd420i
CD = 40x
DVD = 12x
CD-R = 24x
CD-RW = 10x
DVD+R / DVD-R = 8x
DVD+RW / DVD-RW = 4x
dvd420e
CD = 40x
DVD = 12x
CD-R = 24x
CD-RW = 10x
DVD+R / DVD-R = 8x
DVD+RW / DVD-RW = 4x
Model
Read
Write
dvd530i
CD = 40x
DVD = 12x
CD-R = 40x
CD-RW = 24x
DVD+R / DVD-R = 8x
DVD + R DL = 2.4x
DVD+RW / DVD-RW = 4x
dvd630i
CD = 40x
DVD = 16x
CD-R = 40x
CD-RW = 24x
DVD+R = 16x
DVD-R = 8x
DVD + R DL = 2.4x
DVD+RW / DVD-RW = 4x
dvd630e
CD = 40x
DVD = 16x
CD-R = 40x
CD-RW = 24x
DVD+R = 16x
DVD-R = 8x
DVD + R DL = 2.4x
DVD+RW / DVD-RW = 4x
Model
Read
Write
dvd635i
CD = 48x
DVD = 16x
CD-R = 48x
CD-RW = 24x
DVD+R = 16x
DVD-R = 16x
DVD + R DL = 4x
DVD+RW = 8x
DVD-RW = 6x
dvd640i
CD = 40x
DVD = 16x
CD-R = 40x
CD-RW = 24x
DVD+R = 16x
DVD-R = 8x
DVD + R DL = 2.4x
DVD+RW / DVD-RW = 4x
dvd640e
CD = 40x
DVD = 16x
CD-R = 40x
CD-RW = 24x
DVD+R = 16x
DVD-R = 8x
DVD + R DL = 2.4x
DVD+RW / DVD-RW = 4x
Model
Read
Write
dvd740i
CD = 40x
DVD = 16x
CD-R = up to 40x
CD-RW = up to 32x
DVD+R = up to 16x
DVD-R = up to 16x
DVD + R DL = up to 8x
DVD+RW = up to 8x
DVD-RW = up to 4x
dvd740e
CD = 40x
DVD = 16x
CD-R = up to 40x
CD-RW = up to 32x
DVD+R = up to 16x
DVD-R = up to 16x
DVD + R DL = up to 8x
DVD+RW = up to 8x
DVD-RW = up to 4x
dvd840i
CD = 40x
DVD = 16x
CD-R = up to 48x (CAV or P-CAV)
CD-RW = up to 32x (Z-CLV)
DVD+R = up to 16x (CAV)
DVD-R = up to 16x (CAV)
DVD+RW = up to 8x (Z-CLV)
DVD-RW = up to 6x (Z-CLV)
DVD + R DL = up to 8x (CLV)
DVD - R DL = up to 4x (CLV)
DVD-RAM = up to 5x (P-CAV)
dvd840e
CD = 40x
DVD = 16x
CD-R = up to 40x (CAV or P-CAV)
CD-RW = up to 32x (Z-CLV)
DVD+R = up to 16x (CAV)
DVD-R = up to 16x (CAV)
DVD+RW = up to 8x (Z-CLV)
DVD-RW = up to 6x (Z-CLV)
DVD + R DL = up to 8x (CLV)
DVD - R DL = up to 4x (CLV)
DVD-RAM = up to 5x (P-CAV)
Model
Read
Write
dc3000
CD = 40x
DVD = 8x
CD-R = 16x
CD-RW = 10x
DVD+R = 4x
DVD+RW = 2.4x
dc4000
CD = 40x
DVD = 12x
CD-R = 24x
CD-RW = 10x
DVD+R / DVD-R = 8x
DVD+RW / DVD-RW = 4x
dc5000
CD = 40x
DVD = 16x
CD-R = 40x
CD-RW = 24x
DVD+R = 16x
DVD-R = 8x
DVD + R DL = 2.4x
DVD+RW / DVD-RW = 4x

Core software shipped

For faster navigation, select the appropriate model from the list below:
Model
Core software shipped in the box
dvd100i
HP MyDVD
PowerDVD
HP RecordNow
HP DLA
HP Simple Backup
dvd200i
HP MyDVD
PowerDVD
HP RecordNow
HP DLA
HP Simple Backup
ArcSoft ShowBiz
dvd200e
HP MyDVD
PowerDVD
HP RecordNow
HP DLA
HP Simple Backup
ArcSoft ShowBiz
Model
Core software shipped in the box
dvd300i
PowerDVD 4.0
HP RecordNow 4.56
HP DLA 3.58
HP Simple Backup 4.84
ArcSoft ShowBiz 1.3
dvd300e
PowerDVD 4.0
HP RecordNow 4.56
HP DLA 3.58
HP Simple Backup 4.84
ArcSoft ShowBiz 1.3
dvd400i
ArcSoft ShowBiz 2.0.0.130
Muvee Auto-Producer 2.1.14.12
Sonic RecordNow 5.1
HP Simple Backup 4.9
PowerDVD 4.0
Model
Core software shipped in the box
dvd400e
ArcSoft ShowBiz 2.0.0.130
Muvee Auto-Producer 2.1.14.12
Sonic RecordNow 5.1
HP Simple Backup 4.9
PowerDVD 4.0
dvd420i
ArcSoft ShowBiz 2.0.0.130
Muvee Auto-Producer 2.1.14.12
Sonic RecordNow 5.1
HP Simple Backup 4.9
PowerDVD 4.0
ArcSoft PhotoBase 4.5
dvd420e
ArcSoft ShowBiz 2.0.0.130
Muvee Auto-Producer 2.1.14.12
Sonic RecordNow 5.1
HP Simple Backup 4.9
PowerDVD 4.0
ArcSoft PhotoBase 4.5
Model
Core software shipped in the box
dvd530i
ArcSoft ShowBiz DVD 2.1.2.67
Sonic RecordNow 7.22
PowerDVD 4.0
dvd630i
ArcSoft ShowBiz DVD 2.2.2.31
Sonic RecordNow 7.22
PowerDVD 4.0
Muvee Auto-Producer 3.5.03 (Trial Version)
dvd630e
ArcSoft ShowBiz DVD 2.2.2.31
Sonic RecordNow 7.22
PowerDVD 4.0
Muvee Auto-Producer 3.5.03 (Trial Version)
Model
Core software shipped in the box
dvd635i
Nero Software Suite
PowerDVD 4.0
dvd640i
ArcSoft ShowBizDVD 2
Sonic RecordNow
Cyberlink PowerDVD
MicroVision SureThing SE Plus CD/DVD Labeler
dvd640e
ArcSoft ShowBizDVD 2
Sonic RecordNow
Cyberlink PowerDVD
MicroVision SureThing SE Plus CD/DVD Labeler
Model
Core software shipped in the box
dvd740i
Nero Software Suite
PowerDVD 4.0
SureThing SE Plus CD/DVD Labeler
dvd740e
Nero Software Suite
PowerDVD 4.0
SureThing SE Plus CD/DVD Labeler
dvd840i
Nero Software Suite
Cyberlink PowerDVD
Surething
dvd840e
Nero Software Suite
Cyberlink PowerDVD
Surething
Model
Core software shipped in the box
dc3000
ArcSoft ShowBiz 2.0.0.124
HP Video Transfer Wizard 1.0.0.19
HP RecordNow 4.56
PowerDVD 4.0
HP Simple Backup 4.84
Muvee Auto-Producer 2.1.13.11
dc4000
ArcSoft ShowBiz 2.1.0.43
HP Video Transfer Wizard 2.0.0.19
Sonic RecordNow 6.5
PowerDVD 4.0
HP Simple Backup 4.9
Muvee Auto-Producer 2.1.14.12
ArcSoft PhotoBase 4.5
dc5000
ArcSoft ShowBiz DVD 2.2.2.36
HP Video Transfer Wizard 2.0.1.40
Sonic RecordNow 7.22
PowerDVD 4.0
Muvee Auto-Producer 3.5.03 (Trial Version)

Warranty

HP DVD Writer Models
Hardware
dc3000
One year
dc4000
One year
dc5000
One year
dvd100i
One year
dvd200i
One year
dvd200e
One year
dvd300i
One year
dvd300e
One year
dvd400i
One year
dvd400e
One year
dvd420i
One year
dvd420e
One year
dvd530i
One year
dvd630i
One year
dvd630e
One year
dvd635i
One year
dvd640i
One year
dvd640e
One year
dvd740i
One year
dvd740e
One year
dvd840i
One year
dvd840e
One year

Complete Product Specification Documents

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