By using two recording layers rather than one, the new Super DVD Writer 12X dual-format drive can give users a total of 8.5GB capacities on new DVD+R DL discs. Double-layer discs offer 80 percent more capacity than previous-generation 4.7GB DVD discs.
Supported formats include DVD+R and DVD+RW (12X4X10X write, rewrite, and read speeds), DVD-R and DVD-RW (8X4X10X), and CD-R and CD-RW discs (40X24X40X). 40x digital audio extraction is also available.
The Iomega Super DVD Writer 12X Dual-Format USB 2.0 Drive is shipping now, with availability at retail, catalog, and online at http://www.iomega.com for $249.95. The new drive is compatible with Microsoft Windows 98SE, 2000, Me, or XP; Mac OS 10.2.7 or newer with a Macintosh G4 or faster with built-in USB 2.0 connection.