updated 11:35 am EDT, Tue May 21, 2002
Verbatim is now shipping DataLifePlus 40x-certified CD-R discs that can burn a full 700MB of data or 80 minutes of music in about two minutes. The media features Verbatim's innovative "Super Azo" recording dye" which it says is a revolution in recording layer technology.
"The Azo recording dye that is used to produce DataLifePlus CD-R media reacts faster to laser light than dyes used by other manufacturers," according to Ron Hanafin, Verbatim CD Product Marketing Manager. "This translates into faster, error-free recording. It's a better approach than simply minimizing the thickness of the recording layer to obtain good sensitivity for high recording speeds, because you don't sacrifice reliability and durability."
The Verbatim CD-R's silver reflective layer is safeguarded with a dual-protective layer that provides a longer archival life and protection from scratches as well as deliver an archival life of more than 100 years. Street prices for the new media are $1 for a single disc and $9 for a 10-pack.