For archiving (back-up) single data-sets and retrieving pre-archived data at home multi-format (DVD±R/RW) dual-interface (USB 2.0 & FireWire 400) external Sony DVD DRX-510UL Writer/Reader is well suited.
This drive is capable of writing (DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, CD-R/RW) and reading (DVD+R/RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R/RW, CD-ROM, CD-R/RW) multiple formats. Despite their limited capacity for current data sets, DVD±R\RW media allow random-access to data,
portable and support ~11 mbps transfer rates. More information about our drive is available here.