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Appeared on: Monday, February 28, 2005
New Iomega 4x DVD DL burner

Iomega announced the availability of the Iomega Super DVD Writer 16x16 Dual-Format USB 2.0 Drive.

The external drive, housed in a slim black enclosure, handles all the major disc formats with speed to burn, including 4x recording of new DVD+R DL (double layer) discs. The included software speeds users through common tasks, making it easy to capture and share precious memories on long-lasting DVDs or CDs. Each 8.5GB double layer disc holds about 34,000 photos, 160 hours of music, or 12 hours of video.

Iomega's DVD Wizard launches from the desktop to help users select the appropriate software and type of disc for different tasks, whether the user is a parent putting together family movies on DVD, a student ripping a personal dance mix, a grandparent creating a digital photo album, or a business archiving 8.5GB of critical data. The DVD Wizard cuts through the disc format confusion and lets users concentrate on what they want to do with their digital data.

Included Software Titles
-- Iomega(R) Automatic Backup software for continuous real-time data backup;
-- Iomega(R) HotBurn(R) Pro software for Windows, for creating music or data discs, saving Internet downloads, managing large files;
-- Sonic(R) MyDVD(TM) 6 software for original digital video creation and editing;
-- Sonic CinePlayer(TM) software for DVD video viewing;
-- Charismac Discribe software for Macintosh, for creating music or data discs, saving Internet downloads, managing large files;
-- Adobe(R) Photoshop Album(TM) Starter Edition software for managing photos and graphic arts files;
-- MUSICMATCH(R) software for enjoying music files.

Enhanced Video Editing
Sonic MyDVD 6 gives users advanced video-editing features in a simple package:

-- Edit and trim video; adding effects like music, text and transitions;
-- Customize slideshows by simply dragging photos into the slideshow window and adding background music;
-- Set the appropriate quality setting based on amount of content.

Supported formats include the new double-layer DVD format, DVD+R DL, which has a 4x write speed; DVD+R and DVD+RW (16x8x8x write, rewrite, and read); DVD-R and DVD-RW (16x6x8x); and CD-R and CD-RW discs (48x24x32x). Ripping music CDs is also faster than ever, thanks to 40x digital audio extraction. The new drive features buffer underrun protection for reliable burns.

Price, Availability, and Requirements

The external Iomega(R) Super DVD Writer 16x16 Dual-Format USB 2.0 Drive is shipping now and has a list price of $189.95. (U.S. suggested retail.) It is available at retail, catalog, and online at www.iomega.com.

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