Memorex announces dual 8x DVD burner

The Memorex 8X Dual-X Drive offers support for eight recording and playback formats, a sleek silver and black design, the industry’s most complete software bundle, and a host of precision recordingtechnologies designed to enhance reliability during high speed burns. The new drive writes to DVD+R discs at 8X, DVD-R discs at 4X and CD-R discs at 40X; rewrites DVD+RW discs at 4X, DVD-RW discs at4X and CD-RW discs at 24X; and reads DVD-ROM at 12X and CD-ROM at 40X speeds. With performance like this, consumers can record a full DVD disc in less than 10 minutes!

“Memorex DVD recorders have been recognized as the industry’s best, so consumers can be certain that the 8X Dual-X Drive offers the highest levels of performance and reliability,” said Allen H.Gharapetian, vice president of marketing and product development. “For our new generation of DVD recorders, we have combined the industry’s latest hardware with the best and most complete softwaresuite, to deliver a stylish, easy-to-use DVD recording solution.” This version builds on the success of the Memorex 4X Dual-X Drive, which was recently named PC Magazine Editors’ Choice and a PCWorld Best Buy.

In a retail package that takes the guesswork out of DVD recording, Memorex delivers an all-in-one solution that comes complete and ready for immediate use. Memorex bundles Roxio’s digital mediasoftware suite with every Dual-X DVD Recorder, providing consumers with award-winning software that makes it easy for consumers to create Hollywood-style DVD movies, convert old VHS tapes to DVD,edit and save precious digital photos, and store data and audio files. This complete software suite includes Roxio’s Easy CD & DVD Creatorâ„¢ 6; full versions of Roxio’s PhotoSuite 5 SE, andVideoWave Movie Creatorâ„¢; and the DVDMaxâ„¢ Player software.

To ensure that consumers record high-quality CDs and DVDs every time, the Memorex 8X Dual-X Drive features state-of-the-art technology that continually stabilizes the drive and reduces the effects ofvibrations caused by improperly balanced discs during high speed recording and playback. Particularly important in DVD disc authoring and recording, the Memorex Dual-X drive achieves significantlybetter overwrite performance than previous benchmark DVD recorders. Memorex accomplishes this by using an industry leading defect management system that allows discs to be rewritten many times overwithout causing a degradation of disc quality or sacrificing write performance. The Memorex Dual-X Drive also boasts a 70,000-hour MTBF – nearly 40 percent better than the average competing drive –and a 2MB buffer that ensures the even flow of data when writing to DVD discs. It also comes standard with a buffer underrun protection system that ensures uninterrupted recording and perfectdiscs.

In addition to the new drive and software suite, the package includes Memorex DVD media, an illustrated guide for vertical or horizontal installation, an easy-to-follow manual, connection cable, anda hardware set including audio cable and fastening screws.

Pricing and Availability
The Memorex 8X Dual Format DVD Recorder will be in stores this month at a suggested retail price of $229.99. Memorex optical storage products include toll-free technical support and a limited oneyear warranty.

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