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CD-RW writes its own ticket

Sony plans to ship double-density drives that can read and write beefed-up discs, while combination CD-RW/DVD drives are beginning to settle into PCs.

CD-RW is growing up. Sony will release double-density drives that handle beefed-up CD-rewritable discs, while combination CD-RW/DVD drives are finding a home in PCs. HP lays bets on add-on CD-RW/DVD drive
Hewlett-Packard unveils its first add-on drive capable of playing DVD movies and CDs and of recording CDs.
March 13, 3:10 p.m. 
Sony doubles density of CD-RWs
The company's upcoming drives can read and write discs that hold twice the data of CD-Rs and CD-RWs.
March 13, 1:20 p.m. 
Combo DVD, CD-RW drives flourish
update After a slow start, combination CD-rewritable and DVD drives are showing up on more notebooks and desktops.
March 13, 9:45 a.m. 
previous coverage
Cheaper Power Mac unveiled, sans DVD burner
update For those who want to burn CDs, not DVDs, Apple Computer introduces a cheaper version of its fastest desktop computer.
March 8, 5:00 p.m.