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Memorex Intros 2nd Generation DVD Recording Media

8/07/2001 05:52:00 PM Eastern

Santa Fe Springs, Calif. - Memorex Products, distributor of Memorex-brand media, is offering a second generation of DVD Recordable media.

In tandem with the significant DVD recording drive introductions this year, Memorex is offering media that will be compatible in these new devices that utilize either DVD-R or DVD-RAM blank media formats.

The DVD version of the product holds 4.7 GB of data packaged in a single configuration at a suggested $19.99 retail. The DVD-R disc is a single-sided General Use type with write-once capability.

Of the two types of DVD-R media - General Use of Authoring - General Use will be compatible with most new Video DVD-recorder/players and newer DVD-R computer writers.

Authoring type media requires a finer width reading and writing laser and is not compatible with General Use media.

Memorex DVD-R 4.7GB packages are clearly marked General Use 650 Nanometer for the laser width and 120-Minute Video, indicating the recording time capacity of standard or NTSC video.

The DVD-RAM products are offered in a single-sided 4.7 GB and double-sided 9.4GB formats. Both are packaged in single configurations and carry suggested retails of $34.99 and $39.99, respectively.

The 4.7 GB DVD-RAM media is contained in a Type 2 cartridge, denoting that it is removable. The 9.4GB DVD-Ram version us contained in a Type 1 cartridge and is designed for drives that accommodate usage with the enclosure.

The Memorex DVD-RAM discs allow over 1,000 rewrites and are clearly marked for capacity and cartridge type. The DVD Recordable media is available in August.