updated 08:10 am EDT, Tue April 6, 2004
Memorex Ext. Dual-DVD
Memorex today announced the . It offers a stylish silver and black design and "true 8X speed without overburning"--with support for both DVD+R and DVD-R discs. The True 8X External drive also writes to CD-R discs at 32X; rewrites DVD+RW discs at 4X, DVD-RW discs at 4X and CD-RW discs at 24X; and reads DVD-ROM at 12X and CD-ROM at 40X speeds. It offers both USB 2.0 and IEEE 1394a FireWire interfaces (along with cables for each) as well as a headphone jack and volume control on the front of the drive. It will ship later this month for $230, while the internal version is available now for $200.