Double Density was pretty much killed by recordable DVD's and the promise of some of the other high density CD technologies.. none of which actually came about.
It looks as if Optorite/Accesstek will be the first manufacturer to use Sanyo's HD-BURN technology (mentioned here
) for their DVD±RW/CD-RW drive, the DD0203
. Here are the features mentioned on Optorite's and Accesstek's websites:
BURN-Proof: prevents Buffer Under Run;
HD-BURN: record twice the capacity of CD-R media
8 MB internal buffer;
Motorized easy touch tray loading;
Installation: horizontal and vertical;
4X Max. DVD+R and -R Write, 2.4X Max. DVD+RW Rewrite, 2X Max.
DVD-RW Rewrite, and 12X Max. DVD-ROM Reading;
24X Max. CD-R Write, 10X Max. CD-RW Rewrite and 40X Max. CD-ROM Reading