Sony BWU-500S 12x Bluray writer out October

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#1

http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/News/Details.aspx?NewsId=28316


#2

Maybe an iHBS112 clone


#3

thats what I’m wondering, who did they clone this time.

if its Lite-on :sad:


#4

[QUOTE=hajj_3;2542829]http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/News/Details.aspx?NewsId=28316[/QUOTE]

Is it out yet? It was supposed to be out last month (October), now it is November already, and I have not seen it in the market yet.


#5

That because the article was written prior to the official press release. Any dates given before would have been speculative. Since the official press was just released on Nov. 04, 2010 you now have a closer time on availability. Sony Europe had a press release back in August 2010 but still slated the release for sometime in October.

SONY OPTIARC AMERICA INTRODUCES NEXT-GENERATION BLU-RAY DISC REWRITABLE DRIVES

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 4, 2010 – Sony Optiarc America today announced its next-generation half-height internal Blu-ray Disc® (BD) rewritable drives for the computer aftermarket.

Available in a retail and OEM configuration, the new drives are an ideal replacement burner for a standard DVD drive while offering all the benefits of Blu-ray Disc technology, including Blu-ray 3Dâ„¢ high-definition playback.

The drives write single BD-R media at up to 12X and dual layer BD-R media at up to 8X speeds, recording a full 25GB disc in about 10 minutes. The 12X recording speed is achieved using 6X compatible BD-R media.

The BWU-500S retail branded model comes with CyberLink’s Media Suite 8 software for capturing, authoring, editing, backing up, viewing high-definition personal content and playing back Blu-ray Disc movies including 3D Blu-ray movies. Also included in the retail box is one 25GB Sony BD-R blank disc.

The new drives can record up to 50GB of data for random access storage and backup on BD-R (write once) or BD-RE (rewritable) discs, or up to 220 minutes of high-definition 24M bps MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video on a BD-R/RE 50GB disc.

The drives also record standard 4.7GB DVD+/-R discs at up to 16X speeds, 8.5 GB DVD+/-R Double/Dual layer at up to 8X, DVD+RW at up to 8X, DVD-RW at up to 6X, CD-R at up to 48X, CD-RW at up to 24X, and support DVD-RAM recording at up to 12X speeds.

The internal drives feature a Serial ATA (SATA) interface and standard 5.25-inch form-factor for easy installation inside a desktop PC. They also incorporate intelligent monitoring for consistent recording, and adjusting read-speed technology which enhances smooth playback.

Availability

The BWU-500S retail branded drive and the OEM BD-5300S drive are available this month through authorized distributors, resellers and select online sites.

:cool::cool:


#6

so it this actual Sony Optiarc? or Lite-on clone


#7

specs for the sony optiarc are on page 3 of: https://www.sony-optiarc.eu/uploads/media/Manual_BD-5300S_B.pdf

http://www.kikatek.com/product_info.php?products_id=174943&source=froogle £83.74 here, most places charge about 5% more than this crappy company so except the bigger online stores to charge around £90.


#8

[QUOTE=hajj_3;2555136]specs for the sony optiarc are on page 3 of: https://www.sony-optiarc.eu/uploads/media/Manual_BD-5300S_B.pdf

http://www.kikatek.com/product_info.php?products_id=174943&source=froogle £83.74 here, most places charge about 5% more than this crappy company so except the bigger online stores to charge around £90.[/QUOTE]
Add VAT to those prices because it’s about £100 a drive.


#9

Based on the specs and the firmware flashers released by Sony Optiarc in Nov/Dec for the BD-5300S/BWU-500S it turns out that they are indeed LiteON iHBS112 clones … :frowning:


#10

[QUOTE=cvs;2561960]Based on the specs and the firmware flashers released by Sony Optiarc in Nov/Dec for the BD-5300S/BWU-500S it turns out that they are indeed LiteON iHBS112 clones … :([/QUOTE]

I don’t know how cheap this is, but TigerDirect has the LiteOn 112 for one hundred bucks, with no free shipping, today only:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6476462&Sku=L12-1113%20OEM


#11

[QUOTE=cvs;2561960]Based on the specs and the firmware flashers released by Sony Optiarc in Nov/Dec for the BD-5300S/BWU-500S it turns out that they are indeed LiteON iHBS112 clones … :([/QUOTE]

What’s wrong with the iHBS 112 drive?


#12

[QUOTE=omr;2564692]What’s wrong with the iHBS 112 drive?[/QUOTE]

I don’t own any Blu-Ray writer, but just reading here, it seems that the Pioneer BDR-206 is vastly superior to the LiteOn 112/212, and at MWAVE it costs just 105 with 5 dollars of flat-rate delivery right now, altogether 110 bucks, so the LiteOn is not justifiable, even if on sale at one hundred bucks and free shippping. The Sony seems ot be a rebadge of the LiteOn, so it is not justifiable either.


#13

[QUOTE=Coconut;2564725]I don’t own any Blu-Ray writer, but just reading here, it seems that the Pioneer BDR-206 is vastly superior to the LiteOn 112/212, and at MWAVE it costs just 105 with 5 dollars of flat-rate delivery right now, altogether 110 bucks, so the LiteOn is not justifiable, even if on sale at one hundred bucks and free shippping. The Sony seems ot be a rebadge of the LiteOn, so it is not justifiable either.[/QUOTE]

That’s spot on!

Besides,some more competition on the market (read a true, made by NEC/Sony Optiarc burner) would have been nice … but unfortunately Sony Optiarc hasn’t yet jumped in the desktop BluRay burner boat, preferring at the moment at least to sell rebadged drives rather than design/produce their own :frowning: