Verbatim Corp. has released what it calls the industry’s first 32x Ultra Speed + CD-RW discs.

With the ability to write and rewrite at speeds of up to 4.8MB/second, users can burn a 10MB file in about 2 seconds. Verbatim says this is the fastest speed available.

The development of two revolutionary technologies…Advanced Super Eutectic Recording Layer (Advanced-SERL) and a new recording method…paved the way for Verbatim to provide Ultra Speed + 32x CD-RW media.

The new write method and Advanced SERL, a patented recording layer technology, were both developed by Verbatim’s parent company, Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.

Advanced-SERL technology ensures high reliability and durability at 32x write speed. It also overcomes the difficulties in CD-RW re-writing to ensure sufficient erasability at high speeds, reduction of media noise during erase/rewrite cycles, and a long archival life.

Verbatim’s 32x CD-RW discs also incorporate a new writing method called the 2T Writing Strategy. The new method was required because at 24x and 32x recording speeds, conventional recording technology cannot generate enough “cooling time” for creating stable amorphous marks.

Verbatim DataLifePlus 32x CD-RW singles and multi-packs will be available in October through retailers, Internet resellers and distributors for an expected street price of $1.99 per disc. They are backed with a lifetime warranty.