Verbatim Corporation announced today that it will be shipping DataLifePlus 4.7GB DVD+RW media in the Fall of this year. Delivery of the new discs will coincide with the availability of the new DVD+RW drives which are being showcased during TECHXNY/PC Expo at the Javits Convention Center this week.
Designed to provide broad backward read compatibility with current and future DVD-ROM drives and DVD-Video players, Verbatim ReWritable DVD+RW media will be used by consumers for both audio/video and data storage applications.
"The DVD+RW specification provides a smooth migration from CD technology to DVD technology while preserving customer investments in existing CD and DVD-ROM products,'' said Tim Clatterbuck, Verbatim's director of optical storage marketing. "As one of the first to offer 4.7GB DVD+RW media, Verbatim marks a major milestone in two-way compatibility between PCs and consumer entertainment devices. People will be able to use the same disc in their PC as they use in their set-top DVD players."
For PC applications, the DVD+RW format uses CAV (constant angular velocity) recording, which means the disc rotates at a constant speed during recording to provide fast, random-access reading of the disc. In addition, the technology incorporates extensive defect management to ensure that data is accurately written to and read from the disc.
Available in Q3 through authorized resellers and the Verbatim web site, the retail pricing for the DataLifePlus DVD+RW media will be about $20 for single-sided 4.7GB discs. Verbatim backs the quality of its complete line of DataLifePlus DVD media with a lifetime warranty.