Buffalo has put out a fast new external Blu-ray burner that connects to PCs via a USB 3.0 interface. Rated at 12x speed, the BR-X1216U3 (page translated) is listed to be able to fill up a 25GB disc in 11 minutes, while also being able to write to single layer and dual layer DVD discs.
Hong Kong-based AMEX Digital has recently announced a Mac mini Blue-ray Drive Upgrade Kit for adding Blu-ray to Apple’s newest Mac mini (obviously). Capable of 4x BD read speeds and up to 8x speed DVD burning, the slot-loading drive comes with a SATA interface, the Blu-ray upgrade kit should work with Roxio’s Toast 9, Adobe’s
Other World Computing has announced the release of the Mercury Pro BDR-205 External, an external BD/DVD/CD-burner that comes with four different connection types: USB 2.0, FireWire 400, FireWire 800, and eSATA. Listed to burn onto Blu-ray discs at up to 12x, DVDs at 16x, and CDs at up to 40x speeds, the Mercury Pro also
Pioneer has just announced that they’ve come up with what’s currently the world’s fastest Blu-ray disc burner, the 12x BDR-205. It’s an internal drive that connects via the SATA interface, and takes a step up the evolutionary tech ladder by going past the previous 8x cap for BD burners. It features Pioneer’s Low Vibration Mechanism
Pioneer has just announced a new ultra-slim external DVD burner that plugs in via a USB port and burns single layer DVDs at 8x speed and dual-layer discs at 6x. Calling the DVR-XD09 “ultra-slim” is pretty accurate, since the entire drive is hardly larger than a regular CD jewel case. Weighing half a pound, the