"...Addonics Technologies today announced the Mobile DVD/CDRW drive - a combination DVD/CDRW drive with high-speed FireWire, CardBus and USB interfaces. The Addonics Mobile DVD/CDRW features 12x CD-R write,10x CD-RW rewrite, 32x CD-ROM read , and 8x DVD-ROM playback speeds.
Addonics bundles the drive with CD mastering software, and MPEG-2 decoding software for DVD movie playback on all FireWire, CardBus or USB-equipped mobile computers and desktop PCs. The combined DVD/CDRW functionality saves users the cost of buying two storage units for recording CD-ROM discs and playing DVD movies, and satisfies the demand for a low-cost storage and back-up device. The Mobile DVD/CDRW has a list price of $445, $459, and $499 for USB, Cardbus and FireWire connections respectively.
The drive can also record data to CDRW media in five popular modes: Track at Once, Multisession, Disc at Once, Session at Once, and Packet Writing. The Mobile DVD/CDRW features a front-panel loading tray that requires no caddies or cartridges. The drive measures 10 x 6.2 x 2 inches, and weighs just 3.18 pounds. The drive receives power from a universal external A/C power adapter that can be used worldwide.."