Iomega is taking multiformat DVD burning a step further, unveiling this week the Super DVD Drive, which combines all three rewritable DVD formats into one drive.
The internal drive can write to DVD-RW, DVD+RW, and DVD-RAM and is slated for release in August. An external USB 2.0 and FireWire 400 model is scheduled to ship in September.
Pricing will be announced upon release, but Iomega plans to offer the drive at a price that's competitive with the dual-format drives (which support DVD-RW and DVD+RW) currently flooding the market.
Iomega will preview the Super DVD Drive at the CeBIT show in New York this week.
The drive will support write speeds 4X DVD-R and DVD+R, 2.4X DVD+RW, 2X DVD-RW, and 3X DVD-RAM. It also serves as 24X/16X/32X CD-RW drive, joining the Sony DRU-510A as the only other drive to support 24X CD burning. It ships with Iomega's Automatic Backup and HotBurn (for mastering and packet-writing CDs and DVDs) software, as well as Sonic MyDVD 4.0, Sonic CinePlayer, and MusicMatch Jukebox.