New Sony Dual-Format, Dual-Layer Burners Ship
The internal DRU-800A is currently shipping for about $130, while the external DRX-800UL drive is expected to ship in late May for around $210. Both drives can write data at 4X speeds to dual-layer media, in both the DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL formats.
Officially, the new DRU drives support both "double-layer" and "dual-layer" recording, the names adopted by the DVD+RW Alliance and the DVD Forum, respectively, which represent the DVD+R and DVD-R standards. The new DRU drives do not support the DVD-RAM standard, which ise used to record video, mostly in Asia.
The drives will also include Sonys traditional bundle of Nero DVD video authoring and DVD/CD burning software.
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