Sony Debuts Mac Friendly DVD Burner

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Sony today announced details about the forth coming DRX-810UL/T external DVD burner. This unit, which is Mac and PC compatible, will be available in November for less than $150.

The DRX-810UL/T, said Sony, works with both PCs and Macs. It comes bundled with both Toast 6 Lite (Mac) and Nero (PC) software for storing and sharing of home movies, digital photos, and music at 8X maximum for DVD+R Double Layer recording speed, enabling users to burn up to 8.5GB of video, data, music or images on compatible media in about fifteen minutes.

The drive also supports 4X DVD-R DL, 16X DVD+-R, 8X DVD+RW, 6X DVD-RW, 48X CD-R and 32X CD-RW recording speeds. It features a vertical design for placement and portability, and offers connectivity with both i.LINK(FireWire/IEEE 1394) and hi-speed USB (USB 2.0) digital interfaces.

“This burner is geared toward Mac users and provides optimum performance and substantial storage capacity, making it an ideal accessory for the Mac mini or an upgrade for the eMac,” said Bob DeMoulin, marketing manager for branded optical storage products in Sony Electronics’ IT products Division. “The drive is also ideal for businesses deploying DVD video-based training and sharing large files as well as filmmakers creating prototypes on recordable/rewritable DVD discs before proceeding with mass replication.”