Sony Announces 16x Dual Layer DVD Burner

Sony Electronics announced Monday its second generation DVD+R Double Layer (DL) burners, which support 16X DVD+R recording. The DRX-710UL will retail for under US$280 when it ships in October, the company said in a prepared statement.

Sonyis 710 series, the companyis seventh generation of dual RW drives, also offers support for 16X DVD+R, 8X DVD-R, 4X DVD+/-RW, 48X CD-R and 24X CD-RW recording speeds. Using 2.4X DVD+R DL recording, users can burn up to four hours of high-quality MPEG-2 video or up to 8.5GB of data, music and/or images on compatible DVD+R DL media.

The internal DRU-710A ships with an ATAPI interface, while the external DRX-710UL drive features both FireWire and USB 2.0 interfaces.