Hereâ€™s the announcement on Sonyâ€™s newest generation Blu-Ray Disc (BD) writer, the BWU-300S! The drive can burn up to 8X speed, recording a full 25 GB disc (video, data, music or images) in 15 minutes and a full 50GB disc in about thirty minutes (4X speed on BD-R DL).
SONY DEBUTS 8X BLU-RAY DISC WRITER DRIVE
Sub-$400 Model Leaps Ahead in Recording Speed;
Includes Blu-Ray Disc Movie Title â€œMen In Blackâ€
<?XML:NAMESPACE PREFIX = ST1 /><ST1:PLACE w:st=“on”><ST1:CITY w:st=“on”>SAN JOSE</ST1:CITY>, <ST1:STATE w:st=“on”>Calif.</ST1:STATE></ST1:PLACE>, Sept. 23, 2008 â€“ Sony Electronicstoday announced its third generation internal Blu-ray Discâ„¢ (BD) writer for the computer aftermarket, which at about $400 achieves a new level of affordability for BD enthusiasts.
The new BWU-300S model burns single and dual layer BD-R media at up to 8X speed, recording a full 25GB disc in about 15 minutes and a full 50GB disc in about 30 minutes. The 8X recording speed is achieved using 6X compatible BD-R media. The drive also records DVDs at up to 16X, CDs up to 48X, and supports DVD-RAM recording, with an eye towards data backup, making it an excellent replacement burner for a standard DVD drive while offering all the benefits of Blu-ray Disc technology.
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