Toshiba has announced that their new HD DVD recorder, the SD-H903A, will be available later in January. The drive is a regular 5.25" form factor, runs on the SATA interface and is compatible with various DVD and CD formats. But don't get too excited. This is a first generation model: write speeds are very limited. 1x on HD DVD-R (and Dual Layer) media, 8x on DVD-R and DVD+R media (2.4x on Dual Layer) and finally 10x on CD-R.
Regardless, all the early adopters are going to want to get their hands on the drive. Too bad Toshiba is only shipping the drive to OEMs.
News source: DailyTech