Verbatim to Ship 4.7GB DVD-R Media

Verbatim(R) Corporation today announced it plans on shipping DataLifePlus(R) 4.7GB DVD-Recordable (DVD-R) General Use media in volume this month.

According to Verbatim, the media supports the DVD-R for general use drives from Pioneer and the new DVD/CD drives offered with Apple(R) and Compaq(R) computers. Verbatim’s new 4.7GB DVD-R discs will also be compatible with other DVD-R general drives which will be announced shortly. Key applications range from photo, audio and video storage to expanded data storage.

The company says the media is fully compliant with the DVD-R General specifications established by the DVD Forum, a single-sided 4.7GB disc provides the same capacity as seven CDs. Up to 2 hours of high-quality video can be stored on a single side. But what makes the Verbatim DVD-R media so desirable is its compatibility — it can be played back on the leading DVD-ROM drives and DVD-Video players.

Verbatim markets its DVD-R media to OEMs, resellers and end users. Backed by a 100% lifetime warranty, Verbatim brand 4.7GB DVD-R discs for general use will be available from authorized resellers with an MSRP of $18.00. Verbatim also offers 4.7GB DVD-R discs for professional authoring and 3.95GB DVD-R media which is compatible with both 3.95GB and 4.7GB DVD-R for Authoring drives.

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