Pioneer Unveils New Range of 18X DVD Writers

Pioneer will be releasing two new internal DVD writers-the DVR-112 multi-format drive and the DVR-112D dual-format drive this month in Europe.The new Pioneer DVD writers set new performance benchmarks by writing at 18X speed to write once DVD media (DVD-R and +R) and 10X speed to write once Dual Layer / Double Layer (DL) media (DVD-R DL and +R DL). The DVR-112D dual-format drive provides identical write performance to the DVR-112 multi-format drive, but excludes DVD-RAM writing support. The DVR-112 range retains Pioneer Disc-Resonance Stabilizer technology, which controls the airflow generated by disc-rotation in order to minimize disc warping that can occur when media rotates at high speed. The high write speed of 18X is achieved with DVD-R and +R discs through the adoption of the CAV recording system, while Pioneer proprietary technologies ensure the disc has been recorded accurately and efficiently.

The Pioneer writers the DVR-112 multi-format drive and the DVR-112D dual-format drive will be available on an OEM basis in PCs from February 2007.