HP heeft als eerste een DVD rewriter aangekondigd, da's een vette 3Gig aan rewritable storage! Check de press release (bruut geript van AGN Hardware):
Hewlett-Packard, the marketshare leader in CD-ReWritable (CD-RW) drives, today announced the first rewritable DVD drive using DVD+RW technology: the HP DVD Writer 3100i. As the growing use of multimedia spurs on the need for more disc space, DVD+RW offers business and home PC users the ability to create, share, store and access content-rich documents easily using a single disc, without sacrificing compatibility.
The new HP DVD Writer 3100i drive will read and write to DVD+RW discs, which have 3.0GB of storage capacity - equivalent to 100 minutes of high-quality digital video or 2,000 floppies. In addition to DVD+RW media, the HP DVD Writer 3100i can read DVD-ROM, DVD movie, CD-RW, CD- Recordable (CD-R), CD-ROM and CD audio discs. DVD+RW discs can be read by DVD-ROM drives at virtually no additional cost. HP is working with DVD-ROM and chip manufacturers to create or adapt products to take full advantage of DVD+RW capabilities.
DVD+RW discs are just like CDs. Other rewritable DVD formats, such as DVD-RAM, use a media cartridge, which limits their compatibility since they cannot be read in DVD-ROM drives unless the drive is altered to accept a cartridge or the cartridge is removed (which compromises the integrity of the disc). DVD+RW media provides users with a huge cost benefit over other storage alternatives, based on capacity per disc.