Kano Technologies introduced its super-fast 8x dual-format DVD+RW/R and DVD-RW/R drive today. The K8Xtreme(TM) has an 8x write speed for both DVD+R and -R media.
At this time, it is the only drive capable of 8x recording on Verbatim 4x -R media, which allows users to take advantage of 4x media availability and pricing. K8Xtreme can also write to and read CD media at 32x16x40x speeds, and can read DVD-ROM at a speed of 12x. The new drive is available now in three versions: an internal model for PCs, and external models for PCs and Macs.
"Using a USB 2.0 or FireWire(TM) 400 (1394A) connection, a user can easily add K8Xtreme DVD burning capability to a PC or Mac laptop or desktop," Young continued. "PC users opting for the internal model can connect with an IDE interface."
The K8Xtreme PC models include Roxio(TM) DVD Creator 6 for quickly creating photo and video archives, or business training and promotional videos on DVD.
The K8Xtreme comes complete with cables for the external models, drive mount screws, DVD+R media and an instruction manual. MSRPs are: $199 for the K8500RI-WHT internal model for Windows; and $299 for the K8500RU external USB 2.0 Windows model and the K8500RF external FireWire model. All models are available now from Kano storage-solution providers. Local providers may be contacted through a listing at www.kanotechnologies.com