Buffalo Japan has just announced its newest portable, BDXL compatible Blu-ray Disc writer, the BRXL-PC6VU2-C. This will be available in a range of four glossy color options, i.e., white, red and black. This USB-powered drive is capable of 6x BD-R, 6x BD-R DL, 6x BD-R LTH, 2x BD-RE and 2x BD-RE DL writing speeds and a maximum BD-ROM read speed of 6x.
Since we are aware of the obvious fact that a lot of notebooks and laptops lack an optical drives to save space, Pioneer has come up with a portable drive of similar sort. Pioneer has unveiled the colorful new BRD-XSO5J portable Blu-Ray XL writer. It can read and write almost every type of relevant disk, from CD format to DVD ad of course Blu-ray. It comes with an option 4 body panels which include, bushed aluminum, piano black, soft pink and glossy white. It measure 135x135x20.3mm (WxDxH) while weighing 330g. The device includes a slot-type disc loading mechanism with USB 3.0. Just a single cable is used for both power and data connectivity.
You might me wondering if it’s really true that a Blu-ray disk can actually last for a 1000 years! Well yes you read that just right. The “M-DISC” created by Utah-based Millenniata will be available later this year with a capacity of 25 GB. Well if you put your data on a disk, flash drive or any storage device and check it after 5 years, there will be a lot of uncertainty whether it will be intact or not but this Blue-ray disk guarantees its 1000 years of life.
Today we’ll be looking at a Blu-ray burner. Not just any normal looking burner, but one that has some style. Blu-ray discs are certainly becoming more and more popular with every month passing, so is it really worth buying a Blu-ray player for your home theatre or is it more economical to put a Blu-ray burner in your HTPC? Read on further to see if this high end burner will do the trick for you.
I visited the suite of Phillips and Lite-On Digital Solutions (PLDS) to see the company’s Plextor and Lite-On products for the new year. First is the eNAU608, Lite-On’s “most personalized drive”. It’s an external, slim, USB 8x DVD writer with LightScribe and LabelTag functionality. Users can swap out inserts inside the top area in order to identify the drive as theirs. They can also print their own using packaged software. The drive is available now for $59.
Last year we took a look at ASUS’s first external Blu-ray combo drive, the SBC-04D1S-U. It was the perfect external combo drive for a laptop or desktop and received a perfect 10 out of 10 score in our testing. ASUS has updated the SBC-04D1S-U with faster Blu-ray read speeds and a few other features. They are calling this new combo drive the SBC-06D1S-U. Let’s see if ASUS can make this drive any better than the previous drive we tested!
When it comes to choosing an optical drive sometimes it can be hard. A lot of people just choose the cheapest drive, but that is not always the best route. Today we will be looking at a new combo drive from ASUS that allows for Blu-ray playback and DVD/CD burning. It also has some really cool features like being able to encrypt your burnt discs with 128-bit encryption, True Theater High Definition which boosts DVD playback quality and Optimal Tuning Strategy which will perform a test before really burning a disc to generate an optimal burning strategy for the best burning quality. Let’s see if the BC-08B1ST Blu-ray Combo Drive is right for you.
Blu-ray devices are slowing becoming more and more popular, especially as prices come down. Many computer users who are looking for a Blu-ray drive can easily find an internal drive for their desktop, but what if they want one for their laptop? How about one that works on both their desktop and laptop? This is where ASUS’s SBC-04D1S-U External Slim Blu-ray Combo Drive comes in. This slim external drive connects to any computer via USB and allows you to play Blu-ray media as well as burn CD’s and DVD’s. Let’s check it out!