Verbatim Corporation has announced today that it is shipping certified 1-16x speed DVD+R media. The media is certified by the DVD+R/+RW Verification Laboratories Group (DVLG), which provides users with the assurance that Verbatim 1-16x speed DVD+R discs are compliant with the standard's read and write performance specifications. The write-once media can be used at all recording speeds between 1x and 16x, and is compatible with 16X recorders announced by BenQ, Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Inc., LiteOn, NEC, Plextor, Sony, and others.
The 16x DVD+R media features the proprietary Advanced AZO recording layer technology developed by Mitsubishi Kagaku Media. The patented AZO dye features increased sensitivity to laser light-the key requirement for high-speed recording, as well as a wide power margin which allows very stable recording.
Backed by a limited lifetime warranty, Verbatim-certified 1-16X DVD+R media are available for about $30 per 25-pack spindle.