updated 08:50 pm EDT, Wed April 7, 2004
8x dual DVD writers
today announced it has begun shipping shipping internal and external 8X DVD-/+R/RW solutions with full DVD authoring, storage, and backup software for both Power Mac and PC platforms. Each internal and external 8X DVD-/+R/RW drive includes Roxio Toast Lite 5 (Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X 10.2) as well as Toast Lite 6 (for Mac OS 10.2 or later), ImageMixer DVD Authoring Software for Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X, Dantz Retrospect Express backup software for Mac and PC, and Easy DVD & CD Creator Basic for PC. The 8X DVD-/+R/RW drive includes drivers for full compatibility with iTunes and Finder Burning under Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X and the internal version is also compatible with iDVD under Mac OS 10.2 or later. The 8X DVD-/+R/RW internal solution for Mac and PC is $150 and the 8X DVD-/+R/RW external FireWire & USB 2.0 drive is $200.