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Mass production of 8x DVD±R discs might begin in October

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 22 Sep 2003 14:53

According to DigiTimes article, it seems likely that Taiwanese optical media manufacturers will start mass production of 8x DVD-R and DVD+R blank media in next month.
Major DVDR drive manufacturers have announced their 8x writers during the last couple of weeks, but lack of suitable media for such drives is currently the major obstacle for the next step in drive speeds. According to Taiwanese manufacturers, such as Ritek, they have postponed bigger volume manufacturing of 8x discs because their local drive manufacturers haven't been able to release 8x drives yet.

8x discs will cost appx. between $1.30 and $1.50 per disc, compared to a price bracket of $1.00-$1.20 for 4x discs. For those of you, who aren't aware of the DVDR writing speeds, with 4x it takes appx. 15mins to burn one DVD±R disc (of 4.38GB).

Source: DigiTimes

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