Sony Electronics has announced the next generation of its DRU series DVD burners, adding both two-layer recording support for both popular drive formats. The internal DRU-800A is currently shipping for about $ 130, while the external DRX-800UL drive is expected to ship in late May for around $ 210. Both drives can write data at 4X speeds to dual-layer media, in both the DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL formats. The ninth generation of Sony’s DRU drives also include the standard IEEE 1394 and USB interfaces that were included on the previous DRU drives, as well as the differently-colored bezel options that allow PC users to color-coordinate their cases. The drives will also include Sony’s traditional bundle of Nero DVD video authoring and DVD/CD burning software.

Sony Electronics has announced the next generation of its DRU series DVD burners, adding both two-layer recording support for both popular drive formats. The internal DRU-800A is currently shipping for about $ 130, while the external DRX-800UL drive is expected to ship in late May for around $ 210. Both drives can write data at 4X speeds to dual-layer media, in both the DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL formats. The ninth generation of Sony’s DRU drives also include the standard IEEE 1394 and USB interfaces that were included on the previous DRU drives, as well as the differently-colored bezel options that allow PC users to color-coordinate their cases. The drives will also include Sony’s traditional bundle of Nero DVD video authoring and DVD/CD burning software.