Data storage specialist Iomega on Tuesday said it is shipping a, making it the latest company to announce a higher-capacity DVD product. Iomega said its new DVD writer can store up to 8.5GB on a single disk using double-layer, write-once recording technology. That's nearly twice the data that can be burned on standard, single-layer DVDs. Iomega said the $249.95 product comes bundled with a variety of software and can be used by consumers to store home recordings, by businesses to archive data and by filmmakers to test new DVD titles.
, Pioneer and Hewlett-Packard also have announced double-layer DVD recorders. Some , however, have cropped up when it comes to playing double-layer recorded DVDs on other machines.