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FirewireDirect Ships Combo DVD Burner

New model supports DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW and CD-R/RW By Dave Nagel
FirewireDirect has released a new combination DVD burner that offers support for a variety of DVD standards. The new model, the UltraBurn II Plus DVD±R/±RW. The new model, which will ship today, writes to DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW and CD-R/RW. It supports Macintosh and Windows.

The UltraBurn II Plus, aside from its format support, is also available in a variety of configurations, including an external FireWire and an external combo FireWire/USB 2.0 configuration, as well as an internal version.

For DVD+R/Rw, the drive writes at 2.4x and rewrites at 2.4x. For DVD-R, it writes at 4x and rewrites at 2x. And for CD, it writes at 24x and rewrites at 8x. It reads CDs at 32x and DVDs at 8x.

Pricing varies by configuration. The external FireWire model costs $449. The combo FireWire/USB 2.0 model runs $479. ANd the internal drive with a 25-pack of media costs $415. For more information, visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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