Rewritable DVDs unveiled

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Rewritable DVDs unveiled

Six leading optical storage companies jointly revealed plans for shipping rewritable DVD drives and media.

Hewlett-Packard, MCC/Verbatim, Philips, Ricoh, Sony and Yamaha collaborated in the announcement, made at PC Expo in New York.

HP, Sony and Philips announced that limited quantities of DVD+RW drives are currently being made available to strategic customers, with worldwide volumes expected to begin shipping this fall.

MCC/Verbatim verified that it would ship DVD+RW media in the fall. Ricoh and Yamaha did not make specific product-availability announcements, but confirmed their commitment to the DVD+RW format.

The 3GB DVD+RW specification is expected to appeal to home- and business-PC users who use memory-intensive applications that require high performance and capacity, such as multimedia, graphics, CAD, document imaging, digital photography and video applications.

In addition to DVD+RW media, DVD+RW drives can read DVD-ROM, DVD movie, CD-RW, CD-Recordable (CD-R), CD-ROM and CD audio.

Author