updated 11:05 am EST, Mon December 8, 2003
8x dual-format DVD-/+RW
today introduced its 8x dual-format DVD+RW/R and DVD-RW/R drive. The K8Xtreme offers both a USB 2.0 and FireWire connection and an 8x write speed for both DVD+R and -R media, allowing it to burn an entire DVD in less than 15 minutes. The drive can also write to and read CD media at 32x16x40x speeds, and can read DVD-ROM at a speed of 12x. The external K8Xtreme Mac model includes Roxio Toast Lite for audio and video recording and playback. It is $300 (model no. K8500RF).