Memorex announced the upcoming True 8X(TM) 8X8 Dual Format DVD recorder. The drive delivers 8X write speeds on both DVD+R and DVD-R discs.
Memorex based its True 8X 8X8 drive on previous model of the company, Memorex 4X4 Dual-X drive.
The basic features of the drive include:
- Technology that continually stabilizes the drive and reduces the effects of vibrations caused by improperly balanced discs during high-speed recording and playback.
- Better overwrite performance than previous benchmark DVD recorders, thanks to adefect management system that allows discs to be rewritten many times over without causing a degradation of disc quality or sacrificing write performance.
- A liquid crystal tilt mechanism that provides accurate and reliable operation during both recording and playback with discs that have uneven curvature or thickness.
- A 60,000-hour MTBF and a 2MB buffer that ensures the even flow of data when writing to DVD discs. A buffer underrun protection system also ensures uninterrupted recording and perfect discs.
The silver and black True 8X drive also writes to CD-R discs at 40X; rewrites DVD+RW discs at 4X, DVD-RW discs at 4X and CD-RW discs at 24X; and reads DVD-ROM at 12X and CD-ROM at 40X speeds.
Pricing and Availability
The Memorex True 8X 8X8 Dual Format DVD recorder will be in stores in early January 2004 at a suggested retail price of $249.99. Memorex optical storage products include toll-free technical support and a limited one-year warranty.