LaCie has launched the new d2 Dual 8x DVD±RW Drive, which they claim is the fastest external dual format drive on the market, featuring write speeds of 8x DVD+R and DVD-R, and 4x re-write speeds. The drive is available now, with prices starting at £147.

The drive features FireWire and USB 2.0 connections, the latest versions of Easy CD & DVD Creator for PC users and Toast for Macintosh users, and is created from metal alloy for heat dissipation to prolong drive performance.

“LaCie d2 Dual 8x DVD±RW delivers industry leading recording speed and quality, ” said Salem Tirane, LaCie product manager. “This new Dual DVD generation reinforces our position as a industry leader in the professional market.”