18X will be the new writing speed standard on HP drives. HP will launch the dvd940i, a new, high¬speed internal drive with DVD±R/±RW and DVD-RAM read/write, ±R double-layer capability, and LightScribe direct disc labeling. HP will also introduce an external version of this drive, the HPdvd940e.
HP's supermulti drive offers high speeds and double-layer recording, and LightScribe Version 1.2, ready for high-contrast labeling. It lets users easily preserve, edit, and share up to 8.5 GB of video, photos, and multimedia presentations on one double-layer disc, and quickly store back up and transport files on DVDs and CDs. The dvd940i/e records double-layer DVDs at up to 8X, recordable DVDs at up to 18X, rewritable DVDs at up to 8X and DVD¬RAM at up to 12X.
LightScribe is the innovative, HP patented, disc labeling system that gives CDs and DVDs a neat, professional look without ink, pens, or paper labels. With LightScribe, you simply burn your data, flip the disc over, and burn a precise, silkscreen-like label directly onto your LightScribe CD or DVD. For more info, check www.lightscribe.com.
With the combination of LightScribe, supermulti and fast writing speeds, HP offers a very complete drive for all optical storage solutions. The HPdvd940i will be available in stores from November 2006.