Apricorn today released its latest product, the EZ Writer DVD LS, an ultra portable optical drive featuring LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling and Dual Layer recording. Weighing just 12 ounces, the EZ Writer DVD LS optical drive offers a sleek, all-inclusive and portable solution for burning, playing and labeling your own DVDs and CDs.
The EZ Writer's new dual layer recording engine enables the user to record up to 8.5GB of data per DVD, virtually doubling data storage capacity on a DVD recordable disc from the single layer recording capacity of 4.7 GBs. This enables users to record four hours of DVD quality video, 16 hours of VHS quality video or up to 8.5GB of files, perfect for storing data, music, movies and MP3s.
EZ Writer DVD LS also features LightScribe, providing users the ability to inscribe unique designs with text, images and artwork on their DVDs or CDs. After burning a LightScribe compatible CD or DVD, the user needs only to flip the disc over to laser-etch their own distinctive design.
The EZ Writer's slim, portable design with USB 2.0 interface enables it to be shared easily between a notebook and desktop, allowing users the greatest flexibility to take data with them anytime, anywhere.
"With the growing popularity of subminiature notebooks which ship without integrated optical drives, combined with the increased functionality of slim line DVDs, demand for portable DVD drives has never been higher," said Mike McCandless, Apricorn's VP of Sales and Marketing. "Apricorn's EZ Writer family offers professionals and consumers the state of the art solution to create and label dual layer DVDs and CDs or simply back up important data files, no matter where they are."
EZ Writer DVD LS comes complete with a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface (USB 1.1 compatible), an AC adapter, USB cable, one year warranty, 2MB data buffer, two leading CD/DVD software programs (Ahead Nero OEM Suite and CyberLink Power DVD 5), and LightScribe Direct Disc labeling CD. Ahead Nero OEM Suite is the leading CD/DVD recording solution, enabling its users to burn audio and data discs. CyberLink Power DVD 5 is a high quality DVD playback package with the new Dolby virtual speaker technology, for the ultimate in digital sound reproduction. LightScribe software CD including LightScribe's Simple Labeler allows you create customized labels for LightScribe compatible media.
- Software: Windows 2000 or XP
- Hardware: Intel Pentium II 350MHz, 64MB RAM, 40MB of hard disc space, USB 2.0 (USB 1.1 compatible but USB 2.0 recommended for playing DVDs)
Availability and Pricing
Apricorn's EZ Writer LS is currently available in the U.S. and online at www.apricorn.com.