New External DVD+/ -RW Driver From Freecom Technologies Fully Supports DVD+R Double Layer Recordin

Versatile, Easy-to-Use Unit, Part of Company`s Classic Series of Optical Drive Products and Hard-Drive Storage Solutions, Also Supports All Other DVD and CD Disc Types

Berkeley, CA - -July 14, 2004 - - Freecom Technologies, a leading European manufacturer of high quality, easy -to -use multimedia storage solutions, has begun marketing the newest member to its Classic line of Optical Drive Products and hard -drive storage devices, an external DVD+/ -RW drive that supports DVD+R double -layer recording. The versatile unit is compatible with all disc types, allowing users to burn DVDs and CDs with complete confidence.

"Dual -layer recordable DVD technology is the latest rage in the optical disc storage industry," remarked Freecom Technology's US Sales Manager, Dave Glassman. "Our new Classic DVD+/ -R RW drive allows users to take full advantage of it, as it supports DVD+R double -layer recording. This tremendous feature allows users to record up to 8.5GB of movies, music, data, and photos on a single side of a disc. Translated into more understandable terms, that is about four hours of high -quality MPEG -2 video, 2000 MP3 -format songs, nearly 6000 floppy discs' worth of data, and 17,000 high -quality JPEG images. Users of this marvelous new Freecom driver will easily access and enjoy every minute, song, piece of information, and photo."

Beside its DVD+R DL 2.4x capability, product specifications for the unit include: DVD+R 8x, DVD+RW 4x, DVD -R 8x, DVD -RW 4x, DVD -ROM 12x, CD -R 32x, CD -RW 16x, and CD -ROM 40x. It is compatible with Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP.

As with the rest of its high -speed Classic line -up, this latest -generation Freecom drive has been engineered to be a complete, easy -to -use storage solution with no other accessory purchase necessary. It can be installed in seconds without having to open the computer. Its external USB -2 design provides the flexibility to allow it to be moved effortlessly from one computer to another. Convenience is further enhanced by the fact that it may be connected or disconnected without restarting.

Among the items included with the unit are a USB cable, DVD authoring software suite, 1x DVD+R disc, and an easy -to -follow seven -language owner's manual It comes with Freecom's famous free help -desk support and a two -year manufacturer's warranty.

The Freecom Classic DVD+/ -RW drive with DVD+R double -layer recording capability has a MSRP of $199.99. It is in stock and ready for delivery. Orders may be placed with any Freecom sales representative or by calling the Freecom sales department at (510) 548 -4849.

About Freecom Technologies, Inc.
Freecom Technologies is a leading manufacturer of easy -to -use multimedia storage solutions. Freecom products provide simple access to digital data and enhance the connectivity of portable digital devices. The company's products offer flexibility, connectivity and value that are unmatched by other storage manufacturers. Headquartered in Delft, The Netherlands, Freecom is dedicated to providing customers with easy -to -use, intelligent storage solutions.

Freecom has branch offices all over Europe in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Spain and The Netherlands as well as local offices in the United States.

The US Headquarters for Freecom Technologies, Inc. are located at 2326 Fifth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710. For further marketing information, please contact Howard Miller (510) 548 -4849 ext. 202; or for sales information, contact Dave Glassman (510) 548 -4849 ext. 205. Also visit the Freecom website at

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