Iomega Corporation Ships New Double-Layer DVD Drive
Posted Jul 27, 2004

Iomega announced that the new Iomega Super DVD Writer 12x Dual-Format USB 2.0 Drive is now shipping. The innovative new DVD+RW/-RW drive adds the ability to store more than 12 CDs of data on a single 8.5GB DVD+R DL (double layer) disc, giving users an outstanding new tool for managing their videos, data, music and photos.

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 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.