SD50TI External DVD Writer

The most recent addition to the SST range of external peripherals is the SD50TI. Based on the popular LG GSA-E50N, the SD50TI is a versatile high performance external DVD rewriter, capable of handling a wide range of optical media. The SD50TI incorporates multi-format support to allow the use of DVD+R/RW, DVD+R DL, DVD-R/RW, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM and CD-R/RW.

The SD50TI features a USB 2.0 interface to ensures that the speed of the drive is suitable for all current DVD burning needs.

Retaining the same sleek design of the OEM model, the SD50TI is compliant to TEMPEST SDIP 27 level B / AMSG788A.

  • Multi-Format support – DVD+R/RW, DVD+R DL, DVD-R/RW, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, CDR/RW
  • Double Layer DVD+R (8.5GB) and dual layer DVD-R (8.5GB) recording supported
  • 2MB Cache Buffer with buffer Under-run protection
  • High Speed USB 2.0 Interface
  • Bus powered
  • High performance external DVD rewriter
  • Capable of handling a wide range of optical media

Write Speed:

  • DVD+R: 2.4x CLV, 4x ZCLV, 8x CAV
  • DVD-R: 2x CLV, 4x ZCLV, 8x CAV
  • DVD+RW: 2.4x, 3.3x CLV, 4x ZCLV, 8x ZCLV (8x Speed disc: 3.3x CLV, 8x ZCLV)
  • DVD-RAM:  2x, 3x ZCLV, 5x PCAV(Ver.2.2) (16x Media: Not supported)
  • CD-R: 10x CLV, 16x, 24x ZCLV
  • CD-RW: 4x, 10x CLV, 16x ZCLV (High Speed: 10x CLV, Ultra Speed: 16x ZCLV Ultra Speed plus: 16x ZCLV)
  • DVD+R DL: 2.4x CLV, 4x ZCLV, 6x ZCLV
  • DVD-R DL: 2x CLV, 4x ZCLV, 6x ZCLV

Read Speed:

  • BD-ROM(SL): 4x CAV.
  • BD-ROM(DL): 3.2x CAV.
  • BD-R(SL): 4x CAV.
  • BD-R(DL)/BD-RE(SL/DL): 3.2x CAV.
  • HD DVD-ROM(SL): 3x max
  • HD DVD-ROM(DL): 2.4x max
  • DVD-R/RW/ROM(SL/DL): 10x / 8x / 12x / 8x max.
  • DVD-R DL: 6x max
  • DVD-Video(CSS Compliant Disc): 6x max (Single / Dual Layer)
  • DVD+R/+RW: 12x / 8x max
  • DVD+R DL: 6x max
  • CD-R/RW/ROM: 32x / 24x / 32x max
  • CD-DA (DAE): 24x max.

Sustainted Transfer Rate:

  • DVD-ROM: 11.08 Mbytes/s (12x) max.
  • CD-ROM: 3,600 Kbytes/s (32x max).

Access time:

  • CD-ROM 140 ms
  • DVD-ROM 160 ms

Buffer Size:

  • CD, DVD: 2 MB

Interface Type:

  • USB 2.0 (480Mbits/s)

Writing Method:

  • DVD-RAM Random Write
  • DVD+R Sequential Recording
  • DVD+RW Random Write
  • DVD+R DL Sequential Recording
  • DVD-R DL Disc at Once, Session at Once, Track at Once, and Packet Write
  • DVD-R Disc at Once and Incremental Recording
  • DVD-R / RW Disc at Once, Incremental Recording

Compatible Formats:

  • DVD-ROM 4.7GB
  • DVD-ROM (DL) 8.5GB
  • DVD-R: 3.95GB (Ver. 1.0: read only), 4.7GB (Ver. 2.0 for Authoring: read only), 4.7GB (Ver. 2.1 for General: read & write)
  • DVD-R (DL) 8.5GB (Ver. 3.0)
  • DVD-RW 4.7GB (Ver. 1.2/ Rev 1.0, 2.0, 3.0)
  • DVD-RAM 2.6GB/side (Ver. 1.0: read only), 1.46GB/side, 4.7GB/side (Ver.2.2)
  • DVD+R 4.7GB (Ver. 1.3)
  • DVD+R (DL) 8.5GB (Ver. 1.1)
  • DVD+RW 4.7GB (Vol. 1 Ver. 1.3)


  • CD-ROM Mode-1 data disc
  • CD-ROM Mode-2 data disc
  • CD-I
  • Photo-CD Mult-Session
  • Video CD
  • CD-Audio Disc
  • Mixed mode CD-ROM disc (data and audio)
  • CD-Extra
  • CD-Text
  • DC-R (Conforming to "orange Book Part 2": read & write)
  • CD-RW (Conforming to "Orange Book Part 3": read & write


  • Width: 156mm
  • Height: 165.2mm
  • Depth: 21.4mm

Certification Note:

This specific product was certified by SST as being compliant to the SDIP-27 standard. SST is a TEMPEST manufacturer and operates a test facility accredited by CESG (UK Government Authority for Information Assurance). Should additional certifications and/or endorsement of the testing methodology and results be required, please contact us about this product.