Sony Optiarc has announced a couple new DVD/CD burning optical drives for different user groups. One of the drives is an internal and the other is an external slim burner. Both are available to purchase online and at retailers now.
The DRX-S77U is a lightweight external slim drive that can burn up to 8X DVD+/-R discs. It can also write to DVD+RW discs and read DVD-RAM discs. It connects to the host PC via USB 2.0 and comes in several colors including black, white, pink, and gold. The drive seems to be aimed at Sony netbook users.
The company has also unveiled a new AD-7260S internal DVD/CD recorder. It has a 24x max burn speed for CDs and DVDs. The drive has buffer under-run technology and offers LightScribe technology for disc labeling using compatible media.