At 8X recording speed, consumers will be able to create a full 8.5 GB DVD disc in less than 16 minutes, compared to the 47 minutes (at 2.4X recording speeds) using current DVD writers. 8X DVD+R DL media and drives are expected to come to market in the first quarter of next year.
“When it comes to DVD recording, faster is better,” said Frank Simonis, Chair of the DVD+RW Alliance Product Promotions Group and Strategic Marketing Director for Philips Optical Storage. “8X DVD+R DL recording will cut the time it takes to burn a DVD+R DL disc to about one-third of what it is now. That’s something consumers will like. And it’s just one more example of how the DVD+R/+RW format is leading the way to the future with our ability to provide the functionality and performance consumers want.”