Maxell PD-23SL XDCAM 23 GB Professional Hard Disk Recording Medium

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About Maxell PD-23SL

The Maxell PDRE23SL is a professional hard disk recording medium for the XDCAM series of camcorders. This product provides 23.3 gigabytes of storage, a blazingly fast transfer 72Mbps per head, 144Mbps with two heads and superior durability realized through an advanced cartridge and coating design. It's an ideal solution for EFP, ENG and event shooters due to its 122 min. record/playback time in the HD format (MPEG HD LP mode), 65 min. in the HD format (MPEG HD HQ mode), 45 minutes at 50Mbps in the SD format (MPEG IMX mode) and 85 min. in the SD format (DVCAM mode).

Maxell PD-23SL Features

  • 23.3GB Capacity: A large recording capacity of 23.3GB (about five times that of a DVD disc) is realized on a disc of the same size.
  • Blue-Violet Laser: By use of a blue-violet laser with an extremely short 405nm wavelength, utilizing high-sensitivity phase change materials and a layer structure designed exclusively for high-speed recording.
  • Laser-Cutting-Control Technology: An ultra-low-pitch data track is realized with high-precision laser-cutting-control technology; a track pitch of a mere 0.32im (less than half that of DVD-R's 0.74im) is achieved while the integrity of the grooves are maintained.
  • Transfer Rate of 72Mbps: High-sensitivity phase change materials and an optimized layer structure allows for a high-speed transfer rate of 72Mbps with stabilized recording and playback.
  • Protective Layer: This disc achieves a durable recording surface with greatly enhanced resistance to dust and scratching, developed for professional-use discs. It employs a high precision cartridge to protect against dust and handling errors caused by excessive use.
  • Long-Term Storage Capability: It is a high-reliability disc with long-term storage capability of over 50 years.

Maxell PD-23SL Specifications

Storage Capacity
23.3 GB
Laser Wavelength
405 nm
Disc Speed
Data Transfer Rate
86 Mbps (1 optical head)
Disc Diameter
120 mm
Cartridge Size
128.6x130.6x9.1 mm
Recording Layer
Phase-change Material
Erase/write/read Cycles
> 1,000 times
Read Cycles
> 1,000,000 times
Estimated Shelf And Archival Life
> 50 years
Dimensions (WxHxD)
128.6 x 130.6 x 9.1mm
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Maxell PD-23SL Reviews

Reviewed by 1 customers


Equivalent to top competitor at a saving


from Los Angeles

I have used the S*ny XDCAM discs on client projects for years until last year when I purchased the Maxell equivalent for a project I line produced and I have been using them on everything since. Everyone has saved money, received the same high quality and been very pleased with this product. We use the Maxell PD-23SL and the Maxell PD-50DL in S*ny PDW-F800 and PDW-700 cameras and in all post readers and decks. We record in the MPEG HD422 mode. Having both disc lengths at hand has also lent a hand in dollar savings. No negative data thus far. Thank you Adorama and thank you Maxell, Marcus Martinez Engineer/Line Producer Los Angeles

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