French website www.clubic.com
has posted information about the upcoming dual layer recorder by Sony, the DRU-700. Sony has chosen to support the Philips proposal for dual layer ercording (DVD+R9) allowing storing of up to 8.5GB of data on a blank DVD.
The DRU-700A will record on DVD+R9 at 2.4x. Single layer DVD+R will be burned at 8x and DVD+RW at 4x. In the CD part, the drive will be a 40x/24x/40x.
Available by May for 199 Euros, the retail package will also include Nero Suite v6. An external USB 2.0 model (DRX-700UL) is also expected for 299 Euros.