Rana, It does support all writing formats, reread. Quote from the press release DVD+R/W, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, CD-R/W, CD-R and CD-ROM. I'm sure it supports DVD -R given the fact that it supports DVD -RW, someone just made a typo and forgot to add a "/" like they have in the DVD +R/W. This is a good thing. Only problem with 8X DVD writing is that there currently are some playback issues they are having with media that can be written @ 8X. The other thing to remember is that all DVD burners are combo drives. Not a new concept.
[edited by tazdevl on 02.07.2003 20:21]