New recording format developed
TDK and Calimetrics have succeeded in developing a new recording format for blank CDs. This new technology is called MultiLevel Recording and allows special blanks to be written with up to 2 gigabytes at 36x speed.
Normal 0815 blanks can still be written at 12x speed, but unfortunately not with 2 gigabytes, but only with the normal blank sizes. The first drive, probably from Plextor, will probably be shown at the Comdex in Las Vegas.