The 8X External USB 2.0 Slim DVD Rewritable Drive is a dual format, double layer portable device that is compact (it measures just 5.7" x 0.8" x 6.5") and lightweight (just over one pound with power supply and USB cable). The drive's dual format technology allows users to read and write in most popular formats, including DVD+R and DVD+R double layer, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD-R and CD-RW, as well as choose either a DVD or CD format, whichever is most compatible with a user's personal computers or home DVD players.
"This portable, slim drive is a smaller than usual, lightweight unit that is easy to travel with or plug in at home," said Tony Andrews, Vice President of Engineering and Product Development for I/OMagic Corporation. "Users can create their own home movies, photo discs, or music on DVD or CD, as well as play DVDs they've produced on most home DVD players."
"I/OMagic's new 8X External USB 2.0 Slim DVD Rewritable Drive allows for storage of up to 4.7GB* of music, photos, movies or other data," continued Andrews. "Or by utilizing the double layer technology, up to 8.5GB* of information can be stored."
I/OMagic's new 8X External USB 2.0 Slim DVD Rewritable Drive will write at 8X speeds using DVD+R and DVD-R media, at 4X for DVD+RW and DVD-RW media, and at 2.4X speeds using DVD+R double layer media. The drive also includes software to enable users to create videos, burn DVDs and CDs in various popular formats, and play as well as store, music, photos and movies on either DVDs or CDs. I/OMagic's 8X External USB 2.0 Slim DVD Rewritable Drive supports Windows XP/2000/Me/98SE operating systems.
I/OMagic has started shipping the 8X External USB 2.0 Slim DVD Rewritable Drive to Staples stores this week with an introductory suggested retail price of $199.99.
Note: 1 MB = 1 million bytes, 1 GB = 1 billion bytes. A user's total accessible memory/storage/data capacity will be less than stated as a result of the user's operating system and other factors.