Dual-Layer DVDs Coming Soon
Dual-layer DVD burners from Sony Electronics, which effectively double the amount of data that can be stored on a single disk, will hit the market near the end of next month.
Currently, consumer- and business-class DVD burners can store 4.7GB of data on a single disk, but the introduction of dual-layer technology will raise the maximum single-disk capacity to 8.5GB.
With the higher data capacities, I predict well see dual-layer DVD recorders used more for backing up small servers, workstations and laptops.
The Sony DRU-700A Dual Layer Internal Drive will list for $230; the external version will be priced at $330.
Check out eWEEK.coms Storage Center at http://storage.eweek.com for the latest news, views and analysis on enterprise and business storage hardware and software.
Be sure to add our eWEEK.com storage news feed to your RSS newsreader or My Yahoo page: