updated 05:00 pm EST, Mon January 31, 2005
Portable FW DL-SuperDrive
MCE Technologies today announced the . The compact, slot-loading FireWire drive is bus-powered and capable of writing to seven different types of recordable media, including DVD+R Double Layer (DL) media for up to 8.5GB of data on a single side, standard 4.7GB DVD-/+R (8x speed), to 4.7GB DVD-/+RW (8x speed) and Double-Layer DVD+R DL media (2.4x speed). In addition, it writes to CD-R media at up to 24x speed, writes to standard CD-RW media at up to 24x speed, reads DVD-ROM discs at up to 8x speed, and reads standard CD-ROM discs at up to 24x speed. The drive, which weighs less than a pound, is $280 and is expected to be available this week.