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Sony Optiarc Unveils DRX-S90U Portable DVD Writer

Sony Optiarc America announced its new DRX-S90U dual USB bus powered slim portable DVD/CD writer.

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Sony Optiarc America Inc. Rolls out Slim Portable DVD/CD Rewritable Drive

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 14, 2011 — Sony Optiarc America today unveiled its first dual USB bus powered slim portable DVD/CD rewritable drive to complement notebooks, netbooks or desktop PCs.

The new DRX-S90U drive boasts a sleek and ultra lightweight design and supports up to 8X DVD+R recording speeds, delivering a full 4.7 GB disc of video, data, music or images on standard 8X DVD+R media.

Additionally, the drive can record on 8.5 GB DVD+R Double/Dual layer and 4.7 GB DVD-RW discs at 6X speeds, DVD+RW at 8X, DVD-RAM at 5X and CD-R/RW at 24X

The drive comes in a retail package with Nero 10 CD/DVD burning application which is compatible with the Microsoft® Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows® XP operating systems. Additionally, the drive is compatible with the Mac OS® X operating system.

The portable drive offers quick and easy connectivity with a Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) digital interface for simple setup and maximum flexibility. The built-in dual USB cables integrate in a cable duct for easy storage.

The DRX-S90U drive will be available through authorized distributors, resellers and select online sites this month for under $70.