I/O Magic's External 24x Dual Format, Double Layer DVD R/RW simplifies DVD RW technology with one unit that does it all; giving you the ability to read and write to popular formats including, DVD R, DVD R(DL), DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD RW, CD-R, and CD-RW. Dual Format technology gives you the freedom to choose the media format (-R, -RW, R, RW) that is most compatible with your computer or home DVD player, while the Double Layer technology allows you to store twice as much data on DVD DL media; that's up to 8.5GB of storage! With an increased write speed of 24x for R and""R, and 8x for RW, you can create your own DVD movies and music CDs in minutes! Now you can easily create your own custom laser etched labels with LightScribe technology. Your drive contains a special laser that etches text and images onto a thin dye coating on the label side of the disc. The light from the laser works in conjunction with specially coated media that enables you to create fantastic labels right on the disc! Throw away those markers and sticker labels. With LightScribe, the disc is the label. Its as easy as Burn, Flip, and Burn!