The double-sided disc is more cost effective for retailers to carry because it reduces shipping costs over traditional single sided DVD+/-R's. It is highly compatible with legacy DVD drives and many newer drives can close the disc as a DVD-ROM solving even more compatibility issues.
Ritek is the only optical disc manufacturer that uses a Flexible Manufacturing System in its facility that can quickly adapt to new technologies as they arise. Most optical disc manufacturers use an inline system that is much more difficult to adapt to new disc technologies.
"Not everyone owns a dual layer DVD recorder, but they would like a larger storage capacity per disc. Our new double-sided discs solved this need. They are ideal for the ongoing recording of a TV series or for DVD quality movies Users of the RIDATA 8x DVD+R Double-Sided medium, featuring a dramatically increased storage capacity, will enjoy fast, reliable storage with a wide range of playback options." stated Harvey Liu, Advanced Media president. "We are pleased to first offer this cost effective product to the retail industry and consumers as well."
The 8x speed quickly records virtually any audio, video, or data file on all popular DVD recorders. The convenient double-sided configuration allows users to read, write, or view nearly twice the amount of data than with single-layer 4.7GB DVD discs without having to change discs. The RIDATA dual-sided product stores up to four hours of DVD-quality video, 16 hours of VHS-quality video, or over 120 hours of MP3 audio.
The new RIDATA 8X dual-sided disc features excellent compatibility with popular DVD-based video players, game consoles, and DVD-ROM drives. The RIDATA 8X DVD+R DS optical medium is competitively priced with a suggested MSRP of $70 per disc.