LaCie has announced two new double layer DVD burners, which offer the ability to burn DVDs with 8.5GB capacities, and will ship in September.

The Slim DVD+/-RW Double Layer drive costs $199 (£110) and is available with either a USB 2.0 or a FireWire interface, with the latter able to draw power from the computer port, and sports a slim design for portability. A product page was not yet available on the LaCie Web site as Digit posted this story.

The d20 DVD+/-RW Double Layer drive features the ability to burn a dual layer disc in 25 minutes -- less than half of the previous speed -- and a standard DVD in six minutes. An internal model is $129 (£72) while the FireWire version is $229 (£127) and a dual FireWire/USB drive is $199 (£110).