Iomega has introduced its Super DVD Writer 12x Dual-Format USB 2.0 Drive. The new DVD+RW/-RW drive ships with Mac and Windows software and supports dual-layer recordable (DVD+R DL) discs, enabling users to burn up to 8.5GB per disc.

Supported formats include DVD+R and DVD+RW (12x write, 4x rewrite, and 10x read speeds), DVD-R and DVD-RW (8x, 4x, 10x speeds), and CD-R and CD-RW discs (40x, 24x, 40x speeds).

In the US the new drive costs $249.95 (around £138). The company's Web site had not been updated with information about the new drive as Digit posted this article.