LaCie has announced the D2 DVD±RW Double Layer Drive. The external drive, which will ship in June, can burn DVD±R media at up to 8x speed and can pack up to 8.5GB of data onto a single disk using double layer burning technology.

It will be available with FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 interfaces and includes Roxio Toast 6.0. The new d2 DVD±RW Double Layer Drive will cost £139 plus VAT.