updated 09:45 am EDT, Tue October 25, 2005
Sony DVD burner for Macs
Sony today launched the new Mac-compatible . The external double and dual layer DVD drive, which will begin shipping next month with Roxio's Toast 6 Lite for Mac compatibility, will feature 8X burning for DVD+R Double Layer (DL) recording speed, enabling users to burn up to 8.5GB of video, data, music or images on compatible media in about fifteen minutes. The drive also supports 4X DVD-R DL, 16X DVD+-R, 8X DVD+RW, 6X DVD-RW, 48X CD-R and 32X CD-RW recording speeds. It also features a unique vertical design for easy placement and portability, and offers connectivity with both FireWire and hi-speed USB (USB 2.0) digital interfaces. The included Toast 6 Lite enables advanced authoring, copying and video features, and also includes the capability to create one-click copies of CDs, DVDs and disc images, as well as standard audio CDs. The Mac-compatible DRX-810UL/T model will be available next month for $180 (before a $30 mail-in rebate).