Pacific Digital Intros 16X Dual-Format, Dual-Layer DVD±RW Drives
Posted Oct 1, 2004

Pacific Digital Corporation has introduced its 16X dual-format, dual-layer DVD±RW drives for PCs. The Mach 16 internal drive and the Xtreme 16 USB external drive are compatible with 8.5GB double-layer DVD discs, and all popular DVD and CD recording media, according to Pacific Digital. Applications range from sharing videos and music to archiving 4.7GB of content on a single-layer DVD, or 8.5GB on double-layer media.

The drives feature SMART-BURN, SMART-X, the VAS system, DVD+R9 2.4x (double-layer) support, and a 2MB buffer. They are compatible with Microsoft Windows 98, Me, 2000,, and XP. All configurations include recording and playback software, documentation, cables, and mounting hardware. The external Xtreme 16 USB drive carries an MSRP of $149.99. The internal Mach 16 has an ATAPI/E-IDE interface and an MSRP of $99.99.