Buffalo Announces New Drive That Can Burn 2X BD-R Media at 8X

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#1

Yes, you read that right. I had to re-read the Japanese announcement several times myself to make sure I wasn’t mis-translating it.

I don’t have time for a decent spec and info translation atm but the most interesting thing is in the title.

The supported media types for 8x burning:
2X BD-R Mitsubishi, TDK, Panasonic, Hitachi-Maxell, Sony
4X BD-R Mitsubishi, TDK, Panasonic, Hitachi-Maxell, Sony
4X BD-R DL Mitsubishi, TDK, Panasonic
6X BD-R Mitsubishi, TDK, Panasonic, Sony
6X BD-R DL Mitsubishi, TDK, Panasonic

The product site claims they burned a Sony disc (doesn’t say which speed media) in 13m 14s which if I’m remembering right is the fastest burn time I’ve seen (claimed) yet.

The drive itself is a Hitachi-LG BH08NS20.

(links all in Japanese)
Drive info
Drive specs
AV Watch write-up

The really interesting thing is what makes this one so much different from the newly announced IO-Data based on the same LG drive? Maybe the NS20 tacked on to the end of the model no. means something, who knows…

Oh and lists at JPY 39,100.


#2

Thanks nikoneko,

This is very interesting, and to think I was going to sell all my Sony 2x.

Well I may hang onto them now :wink:


#3

Thanks for posting niponeko! Also posted on our news: http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/15119-New-Blu-ray-burner-writes-8x-at-2x-Blu-ray-media.html

Keep the news from the east coming :slight_smile:


#4

drive is available at microcenter in USA


#5

Here is the BR-H816 EL02-04 media code list, 20 BD-R and 3 BD-R DL MIDs could support 8x write speed.


Media Code Speed Edit V 1.1.0.20 SE
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Firmware: BD-RE  BH08NS20 EL02-04 102308 
Bootcode: BH08NS20CORE
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Overall  supported media types:  478
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DVD+R9   supported media types:   23
DVD+R    supported media types:  107
DVD+RW   supported media types:   32
DVD-R9   supported media types:   16
DVD-R    supported media types:  172
DVD-RW   supported media types:   47
BD-R     supported media types:   47
BD-R DL  supported media types:   13
BD-RE    supported media types:   18
BD-RE DL supported media types:    3
------------------------------------------


DVD+R9   supported media types:   23
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CMC MAG  D01-000 2.4x
CMC MAG  D02-000 4x,2.4x
CMC MAG  D03-064 4x,2.4x
CMC MAG  D04-000 4x,2.4x
DEFAULT  16X-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
DEFAULT  8X -000 2.4x
INFOME   D01-000 2.4x
ISSM     D00-000 2.4x
KIC00000 D20-000 2.4x
MBIPG101 R10-065 4x,2.4x
MBIPG101 R12-000 4x,2.4x
MKM      001-000 2.4x
MKM      003-000 8x,4x
MKM      004-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
PHILIPS  CD2-000 2.4x
RICOHJPN D00-001 2.4x
RICOHJPN D01-002 8x,4x
RICOHJPN D01-067 8x,4x
RICOHJPN D02-076 16x,12x,8x,4x
RITEK    D01-001 2.4x
RITEK    S01-001 2.4x
RITEK    S04-066 4x,2.4x
UMEDISC  DL1-000 4x,2.4x

DVD+R    supported media types:  107
------------------------------------------
         001-000 2.4x
         001-000 8x,4x
AML      001-000 4x,2.4x
AML      002-000 8x,4x
AML      003-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
BEALL P0 001-000 2.4x
BeAll000 P40-000 4x,2.4x
BeAll000 P80-000 8x,4x
BeAll000 PG0-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
CMC MAG  E01-000 8x,4x
CMC MAG  F01-000 4x,2.4x
CMC MAG  M01-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
CMC MAG  M02-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
CMC MAG  R01-000 2.4x
DAXON    AZ1-001 4x,2.4x
DAXON    AZ2-000 8x,4x
DAXON    AZ3-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
DAXON    CY3-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
DDDessau V30-000 8x,4x
DDT 01   001-001 4x,2.4x
DEFAULT  16 -000 16x,12x,8x,4x
DEFAULT  2_4-000 2.4x
DEFAULT  4  -000 4x,2.4x
DEFAULT  8  -000 8x,4x
DT-D03   004-000 8x,4x
Dvsn+160 001-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
EMDPAZ01 000-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
IMC JPN  R01-000 8x,4x
INFODISC R10-002 4x,2.4x
INFODISC R20-000 8x,4x
INFOME   R20-000 8x,4x
INFOME   R30-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
IS01     001-000 4x,2.4x
KIC00000 S80-000 8x,4x
LGEP16   001-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
MAM      M02-000 8x,4x
MAM..... M04-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
MAXELL   001-000 4x,2.4x
MAXELL   002-000 8x,4x
MAXELL   003-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
MBIPG101 R03-000 4x,2.4x
MBIPG101 R04-001 8x,4x
MBIPG101 R05-001 16x,12x,8x,4x
MCC..... 001-000 2.4x
MCC..... 002-000 4x,2.4x
MCC..... 003-000 8x,4x
MCC..... 004-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
MICRON   001-000 8x,4x
MJC      003-000 8x,4x
MJC      005-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
MUST     002-000 8x,4x
MUST     006-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
MUST     006-002 16x,12x,8x,4x
NAN YA   FLX-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
NANYA    CHX-000 8x,4x
NANYA    CLX-000 8x,4x
NANYA    RJB-000 8x,4x
NOT USED 000-000 8x,4x
NOT USED 000-000 8x,4x
NOT USED 000-000 8x,4x
NSD      R40-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
OPTODISC F16-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
OPTODISC OP1-001 2.4x
OPTODISC OR4-000 4x,2.4x
OPTODISC OR8-000 8x,4x
OPTODISC R16-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
PHILIPS  C08-000 8x,4x
PHILIPS  C16-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
PHILIPS  C16-001 16x,12x,8x,4x
PRODISC  R01-001 2.4x
PRODISC  R02-000 4x,2.4x
PRODISC  R03-003 8x,4x
PRODISC  R04-004 16x,12x,8x,4x
PRODISC  R05-001 16x,12x,8x,4x
Philips  081-000 8x,4x
RICOHJPN R00-001 2.4x
RICOHJPN R01-002 4x,2.4x
RICOHJPN R02-003 8x,4x
RICOHJPN R03-004 16x,12x,8x,4x
RICOHJPN R03-012 16x,12x,8x,4x
RITEK    F16-001 16x,12x,8x,4x
RITEK    M02-001 4x,2.4x
RITEK    P16-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
RITEK    R01-001 2.4x
RITEK    R02-001 4x,2.4x
RITEK    R03-001 8x,4x
RITEK    R03-002 8x,4x
RITEK    R04-001 16x,12x,8x,4x
RITEK    R05-001 16x,12x,8x,4x
SKC      P80-000 8x,4x
SONY     D01-000 4x,2.4x
SONY     D11-000 8x,4x
SONY     D21-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
TDK      001-000 4x,2.4x
TDK      002-000 8x,4x
TDK      003-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
TDK      003-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
UME      002-000 8x,4x
VDSPMSAB 004-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
WFKA11   111-000 4x,2.4x
WFKA11   211-000 8x,4x
WFKA11   321-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
WINGSHIN 001-000 8x,4x
YUDEN000 T01-000 4x,2.4x
YUDEN000 T01-001 4x,2.4x
YUDEN000 T02-000 8x,4x
YUDEN000 T03-000 16x,12x,8x,4x

DVD+RW   supported media types:   32
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CMC MAG  W01-000 2.4x
CMC MAG  W02-000 4x,2.4x
CMC MAG  W03-000 8x,4x
DAXON    D42-000 4x,2.4x
DEFAULT  2_4-000 2.4x
DEFAULT  4  -000 4x,2.4x
DEFAULT  8  -000 8x,4x
INFODISC A01-001 2.4x
INFODISC A10-001 4x,2.4x
INFOME   A20-000 8x,4x
MBIPG101 W04-000 4x,2.4x
MBIPG101 W05-000 8x,4x
MCC..... A01-000 2.4x
MKM      A02-000 4x,2.4x
MKM      A03-000 8x,4x
NANYA    DRW-000 4x,2.4x
OPTODISC OP1-001 2.4x
OPTODISC OP4-001 4x,2.4x
OPTODISC OP8-001 8x,4x
PHILIPS  010-049 2.4x
PHILIPS  041-000 4x,2.4x
PHILIPS  RW8-000 8x,4x
PRODISC  W01-002 2.4x
PRODISC  W02-000 4x,2.4x
RICOHJPN W01-001 2.4x
RICOHJPN W11-001 4x,2.4x
RICOHJPN W21-001 8x,4x
RITEK    001-001 4x,2.4x
RITEK    004-048 4x,2.4x
RITEK    008-000 8x,4x
SENTINEL W02-000 4x,2.4x
SONY     S11-000 4x,2.4x

DVD-R9   supported media types:   16
------------------------------------------
CMC MAG. AD4    4x,2x
CMC MAG. AD8    4x,2x
DEFAULT         2x
DEFAULT 12X     12x,8x,4x
DEFAULT 8X      2x
JVC-RD40        2x
JVC-RD81        4x,2x
MBI 05RD30      4x,2x
MKM 01RD30      4x,2x
MKM 03RD30      8x,4x
MKM 04RD30      12x,8x,4x
PRINCORDL05     4x,2x
PRINCORDL32     4x,2x
RITEKP01        4x,2x
RITEKP02        4x,2x
TYG11           4x,2x

DVD-R    supported media types:  172
------------------------------------------
1FUJIFILM       1x
AML             4x,2x
AN32            4x,2x
BEAll G001      1x
BeAll G16001    16x,12x,8x,4x
BeAll G40001    4x,2x
BeAll G80001    8x,4x
BeAllG00001     1x
CMC MAG.        1x
CMC MAG. AE1    8x,4x
CMC MAG. AF1    4x,2x
CMC MAG. AM1    16x,12x,8x,4x
CMC MAG. AM3    16x,12x,8x,4x
CMC MAG. AM4    16x,12x,8x,4x
CMC00RG200      1x
CMC00RG300      1x
DATA TRACK      4x,2x
DAXON004        4x,2x
DAXON008S       8x,4x
DAXON016        16x,12x,8x,4x
DAXON016S       16x,12x,8x,4x
DDT01           4x,2x
DDTRG001        4x,2x
DDTRG002        8x,4x
DEFAULT 16X     16x,12x,8x,4x
DEFAULT 2X      2x
DEFAULT 4X      4x,2x
DEFAULT 8X      8x,4x
Dvsn            4x,2x
Dvsn A001       4x,2x
Dvsn-160        16x,12x,8x,4x
Dvsn-80         8x,4x
EDMA01          16x,12x,8x,4x
FORNEX101       4x,2x
FUJIFILM02      4x,2x
FUJIFILM03      8x,4x
FUJIFILM04      16x,12x,8x,4x
GSC001          4x,2x
GSC001          1x
GSC001          4x,2x
GSC002          4x,2x
GSC003          8x,4x
GSC004          8x,4x
GSC005          16x,12x,8x,4x
IMC JPN R01     8x,4x
INFOD K-R01     1x
INFODISC-R01    4x,2x
INFODISC-R20    8x,4x
INFOMEDIAR20    8x,4x
INFOMEDIAR30    16x,12x,8x,4x
INFOMEDIAR30    16x,12x,8x,4x
INFOSMART01     4x,2x
KIC 00RG200     1x
KIC01RG080      8x,4x
KIC01RG160      16x,12x,8x,4x
KIC01RG20       4x,2x
LEADDATA S03    8x,4x
LEADDATA S04    16x,12x,8x,4x
LEADDATA01      4x,2x
LGE             1x
LGE04           4x,2x
LGE08           8x,4x
LGE16           16x,12x,8x,4x
LONGTEN 001     1x
LONGTEN 001     4x,2x
MAM8XG01        8x,4x
MAMSXG01        16x,12x,8x,4x
MBI 01RG20      4x,2x
MBI 01RG40      16x,12x,8x,4x
MBI 03RG30      8x,4x
MBI 03RG40      16x,12x,8x,4x
MCC 00RG200     1x
MCC 01RG20      4x,2x
MCC 02RG20      8x,4x
MCC 03RG20      16x,12x,8x,4x
MCIG01          1x
ME 153          4x,2x
MEI 00V001      1x
MEI 00V002      4x,2x
MEI 00V003      2x
MUST 001        4x,2x
MUST 003        8x,4x
MXL RG01        1x
MXL RG01        1x
MXL RG02        4x,2x
MXL RG03        8x,4x
MXL RG04        16x,12x,8x,4x
MXL RG04        16x,12x,8x,4x
NAN YA A01      8x,4x
NAN YA F02      16x,12x,8x,4x
NANYA-JC001     4x,2x
NOT USED        8x,4x
NOT USED        8x,4x
NOT USED        8x,4x
NOT USED        8x,4x
NOT USED        8x,4x
NOT USED        8x,4x
NOT USED        16x,12x,8x,4x
NOT USED        16x,12x,8x,4x
NOT USED        16x,12x,8x,4x
NOT USED        16x,12x,8x,4x
NSDR40          16x,12x,8x,4x
ONIDTECH        4x,2x
OPTODISC        1x
OPTODISCK001    1x
OPTODISCK001    4x,2x
OPTODISCK001    4x,2x
OPTODISCR004    4x,2x
OPTODISCR004    4x,2x
OPTODISCR008    8x,4x
OPTODISCR016    16x,12x,8x,4x
POSG04          4x,2x
POSG06          8x,4x
PRINCO         1x
PRINCO          1x
PRINCO          4x,2x
PRINCO          4x,2x
PRINCO          4x,2x
PRINCO          4x,2x
PRINCO          4x,2x
PRINCO          4x,2x
PRINCO8X02      8x,4x
PRODISCG02      1x
PVC001001       1x
PVCR001002      4x,2x
Plasmon1A       8x,4x
ProdiscF01      8x,4x
ProdiscF02      16x,12x,8x,4x
ProdiscS03      4x,2x
ProdiscS04      8x,4x
ProdiscS05      16x,12x,8x,4x
RITEKF1         16x,12x,8x,4x
RITEKG01        1x
RITEKG03        1x
RITEKG04        4x,2x
RITEKG05        8x,4x
RITEKG06        8x,4x
RITEKG07        16x,12x,8x,4x
RITEKM02        4x,2x
RITEKM16        16x,12x,8x,4x
SKC Co.,Ltd.    1x
SKC Co.,Ltd.    4x,2x
SKC Co.,Ltd.    4x,2x
SKC M801        8x,4x
SONY            1x
SONY04D1        4x,2x
SONY08D1        8x,4x
SONY16D1        16x,12x,8x,4x
TAIYOYUDEN..    1x
TAROKO-MX4      4x,2x
TCLSD01         4x,2x
TDKG010000d9    1x
TDKG02000000    1x
TMI001.2003     4x,2x
TTG01           4x,2x
TTG02           8x,4x
TTH01           8x,4x
TTH02           16x,12x,8x,4x
TTH02           16x,12x,8x,4x
TYG01           4x,2x
TYG02           8x,4x
TYG02           8x,4x
TYG03           16x,12x,8x,4x
UME01           8x,4x
UME02           16x,12x,8x,4x
UTJR001001      4x,2x
VANGUARD        4x,2x
VANGUARD01      8x,4x
VDSPMSAB 01     4x,2x
WFI A40001      4x,2x
WFI A80001      8x,4x
Yi Jhan 001     4x,2x

DVD-RW   supported media types:   47
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80SONY-W0       2x
CMCW02          2x
CMCW03          4x,2x
CMCW04          6x,4x,2x
DAXON_RW2X01    2x
DEFAULT 1X      1x
DEFAULT 2X      2x
DEFAULT 4X      4x,2x
DEFAULT 6X      6x,4x,2x
INFOMEDIAA20    4x,2x
JVC/VictorT7    1x
JVC0VictorD7    4x,2x
JVC1Victord7    6x,4x,2x
JVC_VictorW7    1x
JVC_VictorW7    2x
JVC_VictorW7    2x
MBI01RWG 20     4x,2x
MCC 00RW11N9    1x
MCC 01RW11n9    2x
MCC 01RW11n9    2x
MCC 01RW4X      4x,2x
MKM 01RW6X01    6x,4x,2x
OPTODISCK001    1x
OPTODISCK001    2x
OPTODISCW002    2x
OPTODISCW004    4x,2x
OPTODISCW006    6x,4x,2x
PRINCO          1x
PRINCO          2x
PVCW000001Q9    1x
PVCW00D002K9    2x
PVCW00V00245    2x
Prodisc DW04    2x
Prodisc DW06    4x,2x
ProdiscDVDRW    1x
RITEK000V11A    1x
RITEK004V11     1x
RITEKW01        2x
RITEKW04        4x,2x
RITEKW06        6x,4x,2x
SONY000000U9    1x
TDK401saku=3    1x
TDK501saku]3    1x
TDK502sakuM3    2x
TDK502sakuM3    2x
TDK601saku      4x,2x
TDK701saku      6x,4x,2x

BD-R     supported media types:   47
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CMCMAG   BA2-000 6x,4x,2x
CMCMAG   BA3-000 4x,2x
CMCMAG   BA3-000 4x,2x
Daxon    R2X-000 2x
Daxon    R2X-000 2x
FUJI     S2A-000 2x
LGEBRA   S01-000 2x
LGEBRA   S04-000 8x,6x,4x,2x
MAXELL   RS1-000 8x,6x,4x,2x
MAXELL   RS2-000 8x,6x,4x,2x
MEI      RA1-001 8x,6x,4x,2x
MEI      T01-001 6x,4x,2x
MEI      T02-001 8x,6x,4x,2x
NO_ID_   NO_-000 4x,2x
NO_ID_   NO_-000 8x,6x,4x,2x
NO_ID_   NO_-000 8x,6x,4x,2x
OTCBDR   001-000 8x,6x,4x,2x
PAN      RA1-000 6x,4x,2x
PHILIP   R02-000 4x,2x
PHILIP   R02-000 4x,2x
PHILIP   R04-000 8x,6x,4x,2x
RICOH    R01-000 2x
RICOH    R02-000 4x,2x
RITEK    BR1-000 2x
RITEK    BR1-000 2x
RITEK    BR2-000 8x,6x,4x,2x
RITEK    BR3-000 8x,6x,4x,2x
SONY     NN1-000 8x,6x,4x,2x
SONY     NN2-000 8x,6x,4x,2x
SONY     NN3-000 8x,6x,4x,2x
SONY     NO1-000 2x
SONY     NO_-001 2x
SONY     NS1-001 2x
SONY     NS2-000 2x
TDKBLD   RBA-000 6x,4x,2x
TDKBLD   RBB-000 8x,6x,4x,2x
TDKBLD   RBD-000 8x,6x,4x,2x
TYG-BD   T01-000 2x
TYG-BD   Y01-000 2x
TYG-BD   Y01-000 2x
VERBAT   IME-000 8x,6x,4x,2x
VERBAT   IMa-000 8x,6x,4x,2x
VERBAT   IMa-000 8x,6x,4x,2x
VERBAT   IMc-000 8x,6x,4x,2x
VERBAT   IMw-000 2x
VERBAT   IMw-000 6x,4x,2x
VERBAT   IMz-000 2x

BD-R DL  supported media types:   13
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MEI      RB1-000 8x,6x,4x,2x
MEI      T01-000 4x,2x
MEI      T01-001 2x
MEI      T02-000 8x,6x,4x,2x
NO_ID_   NO_-000 2x
PAN      RB1-000 6x,4x,2x
TDKBLD   RFA-000 2x
TDKBLD   RFB-000 6x,4x,2x
TDKBLD   RFD-000 8x,6x,4x,2x
VERBAT   IMb-000 4x,2x
VERBAT   IMb-000 4x,2x
VERBAT   IMd-000 6x,4x,2x
VERBAT   IMf-000 6x,4x,2x

BD-RE    supported media types:   18
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CMCMAG   CN2-000 2x
CMCMAG   CN2-000 2x
IMATN    E_2-000 2x
JVCRE1   101-001 2x
JVCRE1   101-001 2x
LGEBRE   S01-000 2x
MAXELL   ES1-000 2x
MEI      T01-001 2x
NO_ID_   NO_-000 1x
PHILIP   W02-000 2x
PHILIP   W02-000 2x
RITEK    BW1-000 2x
RITEK    BW1-000 2x
RITEK    BW1-000 2x
SONY     ES1-001 2x
SONY     NO_-001 2x
TDKBLD   WBA-000 2x
VERBAT   IM0-000 2x

BD-RE DL supported media types:    3
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MEI      T01-000 2x
NO_ID_   NO_-000 1x
TDKBLD   Wfa-000 2x