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LaCie Bundles Toast Titanium with DVD±RW Drive

Mac-only package shipping this month By Dave Nagel
LaCie and Roxio have launched a new bundle, combining LaCie's external d2 Dual DVD±RW drive with Roxio's Toast Titanium 6. The new bundle will be available this month for Mac OS X.

LaCie's d2 Dual DVD±RW drive is available in two configurations, one with a FireWire port and one with both FireWire and USB 2.0 ports. The bundle applies only to the Mac-specific FireWire version, which includes support for DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R and CD-RW. It offers DVD±R speeds of 4x, DVD±RW speeds of 2x, DVD-ROM speeds of 12x, CD-R speeds of 16x, CD-RW speeds of 10x and CD-ROM speeds of 32x. It includes a 2 MB buffer with an average DVD access time of 140 ms and an average CD access time of 130 ms. It ships with a power supply, FireWire cable and a variety of utilities.

On the Mac-specific FireWire model, Toast Titanium 6 replaces Toast Lite as the bundled mastering software. Just last week Roxio posted an update to Toast Titanium. Version 6.0.3 dds language support for French, German, Italian and Japanese. It also includes several feature enhancements, including support for full-speed USB 2.0 display in the Recorder setup; selecting different recorders or mounted disc images to copy from; recording application bundles and installer packages; mounting and copying third-party disc image formats; copying complex bin/cue formats; buffer underrun prevention for DVD+R/RW drives, in addition to DVD-R/RW drives; additional previously encoded content without requiring re-encoding; and Audio Master Quality Recording capabilities for Yamaha recorders.

d2 Dual DVD±RW FireWire drive will be available this month bundled with Roxio Toast Titanium 6 for $279. The bundle is available for Mac OS X only. 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, Apple DVD Studio Pro, Mac OS, 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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