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    Double-density CD-R & CD-RW

    Sony has announced the introduction of Double Density CD-R and CD-RW drives and discs. Dubbed DD-R and DD-RW, the discs can hold 1.3GB of data (twice the capacity of CD-R and RW discs now available). The technology doubles the capacity of the discs by essentially shrinking the space between the tracks on the media. The drives will be available in retail stores by the beginning of April and will cost $249. DD-R discs will cost $1.99 each and DD-RW discs will cost $2.99.
    I did not get any information about the speed of the burners.

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    what took so long for this? I thought I drop dead already before then LOL
    I was thinking if harddrive can hold more and more. why can't CD?
    obviously they been sitting on their butt doing nothing but speeding it up 1x 2x 4x
    pretty dumb if you ask me.
    wow 1.3gig, but my harddrive is 30-40gig in size that still quite puny.
    well they better hurry up and jack it up so I can backup thing easier not having to shuffle a hundred CD
    I think 2.6gig, 5.4g, 10.8g 21.6gig etc and up is possible. again, what the point of speeding it up to 50x etc if it still a puny 650m you know?


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    double density???
    so the whole time this 650K thing is single density, or should I say 360K floppy drive technology?
    double Den. sound like 720K floppy disk to me.
    I notice there are alot of space in between cd track so there alot more can be written to if it is utilized.



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    Joking is not what I am very good at, it make peope think I am silly. I would like to quit it for now, life is just too serious for that. Sad indeed but true. simple as if you act like a clown you get treated like one even when serious. now that is something I do not like.
    Celeron 366@458 Pr 550
    Bio-Star MZT6K
    192 meg of pc100 DIMM
    8x4x32 CDRW Mustek
    32x cdrom liteon.
    8.4g Maxtor UDMA66 3 yrs old and still kicking
    SB-Awe 64
    17' Proview Monitor, anti-glare

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    TDK has already one-upped them with their 2.1gb TriLevel discs and drives that are to available next month. The drives will cost the same as current 16x drives and burn TriLevel discs at 36x and regular CD's at 12x. Verbatim and TDK should have discs available shortly.

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    I looked on SONY and TDK websites but cant find any of the products people have been referring to here, has anyone got a link?
    Did find a 5 gig dvd ram disk tho


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