Roxio and LaCie have announced the first comprehensive double layer burning solution for the Mac platform. Effective immediately, Roxio's award winning software, Toast 6 Titanium, will begin shipping with LaCie's new DL DVD±RW drive.

The LaCie DL DVD±RW drive combined with the new DVD+R Double Layer capabilities of Toast 6 Titanium will enable Mac users to burn nearly twice the amount of personal data (from 4.7GB to 8.5GB), or record more than three hours of MPEG-2 (DVD-quality) video content on a single DVD +R DL disc. In addition to double layer recording capabilities, the new drive will support both DVD-RW and DVD+RW formats at 4x speed, as well as CD-R and CD-RW formats.

With the LaCie DL DVD±RW drive and Toast 6 Titanium, Macintosh video professionals will have the power and flexibility to create full-length productions without using complicated and expensive DLT (digital linear tape).

The LaCie DL DVD±RW Drive bundled with Toast 6 Titanium will be available in June 2004 through authorized resellers, specialty stores and mail order partners they have yet to confirm a price.