Monday, January 23rd 2012

Lite-On Unveils New Value 12X Blu-ray Writer

Lite-On unveiled the new iHBS112-04 internal Blu-ray disc writer drive. The drive is built in the standard 5.25-inch form-factor, supporting SATA interface. It is capable of writing BD-R single-layer at 12X, BD-R double-layer at 8X, BD-RE single and double-layer at 2X, and DVD±R at 16X. The drive features Lite-On's ABS (auto-balanced spindle) feature, which works to reduce noise and vibrations caused by the drive when revved up and spinning at high speeds. The drive features 8 MB of write cache. In Japan, it is priced at 6,980 JPY (US $90). It will be sold under its own label and those of various other companies, as Lite-On is a major upstream ODM of optical disc drives.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara
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8 Comments on Lite-On Unveils New Value 12X Blu-ray Writer

#1
claylomax
Nice, I'll be watching this. Thanks btarunr.
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#2
ice_v
Does it write CDs also? Not that it would matter much in my case...
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Wrigleyvillain
PTFO or GTFO
How is this "value" when you can get that sweet Asus burner for like $70 right now (maybe with a MIR.) Had my eye on that one for awhile; waiting til drops to like $50.
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#4
suraswami
You can get a LG for around $68!
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ice_v
by: Wrigleyvillain
How is this "value" when you can get that sweet Asus burner for like $70 right now (maybe with a MIR.) Had my eye on that one for awhile; waiting til drops to like $50.
what's the model?
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ice_v
by: Wrigleyvillain
BW-12B1ST

ASUS Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM...

It was $50 for a short time on Amazon back in April iirc but I missed it.
son of bi***! In Italy and nearby countries this little fucker is nowhere to be found! :banghead:

There's only a limited supply on amazon.co.uk at the insulting price of +100£ :shadedshu

Damn u "New Continent" :rolleyes:
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#8
TheLaughingMan
This is not special at all. As pointed out already, there have been several drives on the market with similar specs around $90 for over a year now. And if you don't need the BD writing function, you can get a BD drive for like $45 now.
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