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New Sony DVD Burner Gets 8X DVD+R DL

Sony announced Monday the availability of a new DVD burner geared towards Mac users. The new DRX-820UL/T is priced at $159.99 and available now.

The DRX-820UL/T, said Sony, has a vertical design and is equipped with both i.LINK (IEEE1394/FireWire compatible) and USB 2.0 interfaces. It comes bundled with burning software for both Mac and Windows operating systems. It also reportedly supports the industry’s fastest 8X DVD+R Double Layer (DL) recording speed, allowing users to record up to four hours of MPEG-2 video or up to 8.5 GB of data, music and/or images on compatible media in about fifteen minutes.

Other features of the DRX-820UL/T include 6X DVD-R DL recording as well as 16X DVD±R, 8X DVD+RW, 6X DVD-RW, 5X DVD-RAM, 48X CD-R and 32X CD-RW writing speeds.