New CD-RW format from TDK
TDK has developed a new format for CD-RWs in conjunction with Calimetrics. The new 'ML' format allows up to 2 Gbytes to be written on a special CD-RW medium.
Normal CD-RW media should be able to be written with the new format with up to 700MB. The ML media can also be written to at up to 36x speed, which is 3 times faster than previous CD-RWs. Whether normal drives can read the 2Gbyte media has not yet been announced. The first burners that support the new format should be released by Plextor by the end of the year. More details on the prices or specifications of the devices are not yet known.