Buffalo busts out first 12x Blu-ray burner, powered by USB 3.0


Sure, your computer doesn’t have a USB 3.0 plug, and there’s no such thing as a 12x Blu-ray disc for mass consumption just yet, but we shouldn’t let those pesky details get in the way of progress. Buffalo just announced the BR-X1216U3, which is the world’s first 12x Blu-ray burner, and which incidentally pulls off its wondrous feats through the power of USB 3.0. Of course, it’s backward compatible with USB 2.0, for burn speeds up to 7x, but with 12x on the table that’s just slumming it. The drive is out now in Japan for 39,100 yen (about $448 US).

Link: http://www.engadget.com/2009/11/26/buffalo-busts-out-first-12x-blu-ray-burner-powered-by-usb-3-0/

Link: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10405058-1.html


Ignore second link, posted by mistake. It deals with a hard drive and not a burner.