The 12X/8X Indi DVD Multiformat burners burn DVD+R media at 12X, DVD-R media at 8X, and CD-R media at 48X. In addition, the drives are capable of recording 8X DVD+R media at 12X speed, and 48X CD ripping capabilities. The internal Indi DVD Multiformat is suited for desktop PC users. The external burner features both FireWire/IEEE 1394 and USB 2.0 connectivity and is suited for notebook computers, or it can be shared in a household or small office with multiple PCs.
The software suite includes several other applications, such as Roxio's PhotoSuite Lite, for importing, editing, organizing and sharing digital images. The included AudioCentral software enables music to be played, ripped, organized and burned. Disc Copier makes copying discs a breeze, and now includes DVD-9 to DVD-5 compression, which enables customers to fit the contents from a 9.4GB dual layer DVD onto a standard, 4.7GB single layer recordable DVD. The internal Indi DVD Multiformat ($169.99) is available now; the external unit ($269.99) will ship in July 2004.