LaCie has released a FireWire DVD-RAM/R drive.

The drive combines DVD-R and DVD-RAM functionality, and is compatible with media playback on DVD-ROM drives, DVD players and DVD recorders.

The drive has a data-transfer rate of up to 22.16Mbps. When using 4.7GB DVD-R media, the drive transfers data at rates of up to 11.08Mbps. With random-access 4.7GB DVD-RAM media, the drive delivers a data-transfer rate of 22.16Mbps.

The £599 drive will ship at the end of September.