Storage Gets Faster, Higher-Capacity

A host of new devices that push the envelope on data storage speed and capacity are making their way into the market.

Pioneer Electronics Inc. has launched a combination DVD/CD recordable drivethe “DVR-A03″aimed at digital video recording and data archiving applications.

According to Long Beach, Calif.-based Pioneer, the new drive reads four recordable formatsDVD-R, DVD-RW, CD-R and CD-RW. It also offers up to 4.7 gigabytes of storage capacity per DVD disc side. The new drive is capable of recording DVD-R discs at twice the normal speed, which Pioneer also claimed as an industry first.

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