With development of this new disc, capacity of DVD-R discs is now double*3 that of conventional discs of this type. When using these new discs in compatible DVD drives, not only large amounts of data can be recorded continuously on the discs, but also the discs can be used in conventional DVD players of PC DVD-ROM drives to playback the recordings.
*1 As of February 16, 2005
*2 Japan Recording-Media Industries Association
*3 Compared to conventional DVD-R capacities of 4.7 GB, MKM's new disc offers 8.5 GB capacity.
* Data must be recorded on this product with a single-sided dual-layer DVD-R compatible drive. Other drives cannot be used.
Manufacturing of single-sided double-layer discs requires a high level of production technology to lay down the L0 and L1 layers, coat them with recording material, and place spacers between them. MKM uses proprietary DYN-AZO recording material for recording DVD discs, and application of the technology we developed for this organic recording material enabled MKM to develop single-sided double-layer recording media. In addition, as our advanced stamper technology, combined with ultra-precise substrate molding technology, achieves high writing speed and low error recording for superior recording and playback compatibility.