HP announces DVD+RW drive
Hewlett-Packard announced the HP DVD Writer 3100I, its first rewritable DVD+RW drive. The SCSI-compatible drive reads and writes to 3GB DVD+RW discs, which hold the equivalent of 100 minutes of digital video. The drive reads and writes data at a rate of 1.7MBps, which is about 11 times faster than the write speed of a CD-RW drive. HP DVD Writer 3100I also reads DVD-ROM, DVD movie, CD-RW, CD-R, CD-ROM, and CD-Audio formats. Expected retail price is $699. Shipments are expected this fall.