- 16x P-CAV
Could complete 4.7GB SL in less than five minutes? Perhaps yes someday.
- 5x DL
Toshiba overspeeds 2.4x rated media to 5x, boldly.
3. 8x DL
Mitsubishi Chemical and some drive manufacturers are working on it for early release.
- DVD-R DL
Finally, either starting at 2x or 4x. 4x seems more likely now.
- 8x DVD+RW
Plextor and others have released though not many have it.
- 6x DVD-RW
Just as with DL, Minus/Dash is a little behind DVD+RW Alliance companies. 8x DVD-RW could follow a little later.
- 16x DVD-RAM
Vaporware or not?
I want it in my Toshiba and NEC notebooks but Hitachi 7K400 or something better could be US$200 by then. 4TB SATA in 3.5-inch form factor for US$2K versus 0.015TB blue laser in 5-inch form factor for US$2K is no competition, but Blu-ray is in a even worse situation. No wonder more and more companies are turning their attention on HDD instead of optical storage media for their future High Definition products.