Tuesday, January 1st 2013

TEAC Intros New Internal Blu-ray Writer Drive

TEAC introduced the BD-W512GSA, a cost-effective Blu-ray writer drive designed to make the standard accessible to more PC users. Sold in bulk/OEM packaging priced around €79, the drive can write Blu-ray BD-R discs at 12X speeds, BD-RWs at 8X, double-layer discs around 8X, DVDs at 16X, and CDs at 48X. While it can read triple- and quad-layer discs, it doesn't appear like the drive supports writing the two formats. It is built in the conventional 5.25-inch SATA form-factor, and comes with black and white bezel options.

Source: Hardware.info
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19 Comments on TEAC Intros New Internal Blu-ray Writer Drive

#1
Widjaja
Haven't heard from this brand in years.
I would always see it for sale at the budget stores.
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#2
KissSh0t
I still use the same 2 LG DVD Drives that I purchased in 2005 when I built my Battlefield 2 PC!!

xD

It's nice that BluRay drives are coming down so much.
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#3
HammerON
The Watchful Moderator
Nice to see they are still around:)
I remember a friend of mine's father had a TEAC reel to reel back in the '70's:toast:
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#4
AsRock
TPU addict
Some thing i always wished i took with me when i moved to the stats my TEAC amp and TEAC DVD player which both were made solid as hell.. And the amp i had was totally sweet with faster type music which would thump on your chest like if it was trying to give you a heat attack.

Question is are they built the same today.. I know i have a external DVD player here which is not great how ever has gave me no issue with copy right DVD games as some games are worth getting that way.

Always wished they get in America with their A/V gear.

Some TEAC stuff is sold under other brand names some times as well
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#5
ironwolf
€79 is budget or cost-effective for you folks over that way? (honest question, don't know how pricing is overseas) They have been as little as $50-$60'ish here in the US.
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#6
natr0n
yay for cassette players.
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Wile E
Power User
by: HammerON
Nice to see they are still around:)
I remember a friend of mine's father had a TEAC reel to reel back in the '70's:toast:
I had a Teac reel to reel up until about 5 years ago when I had to sell it.
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AsRock
TPU addict
by: ironwolf
€79 is budget or cost-effective for you folks over that way? (honest question, don't know how pricing is overseas) They have been as little as $50-$60'ish here in the US.
I expect TEAC to be a little higher to others as normally there built better.. Like when i had my TEAC DVD player and the DVD's spun you did not hear the whole drive.

by: Wile E
I had a Teac reel to reel up until about 5 years ago when I had to sell it.
At a guess it was built real well yes ?
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Wile E
Power User
by: AsRock
I expect TEAC to be a little higher to others as normally there built better.. Like when i had my TEAC DVD player and the DVD's spun you did not hear the whole drive.



At a guess it was built real well yes ?
Yes. It was a tank.
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#10
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: ironwolf
€79 is budget or cost-effective for you folks over that way? (honest question, don't know how pricing is overseas) They have been as little as $50-$60'ish here in the US.
The cheapest here is about €64... for slim units. Full size 5.25 ones are about €76.
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#11
Prima.Vera
Those will die like floppy disk drivers in a few years.......
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#12
Roph
Eh, if it can't write 3 or 4 layer discs, not interested.
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#13
xorbe
by: Roph
Eh, if it can't write 3 or 4 layer discs, not interested.
4-layer? Man am I behind. According to Wikipedia:

1-layer: 25GB
2-layer: 50GB
3-layer: 100GB (BDXL)
4-layer: 128GB (BDXL)

BDXL discs are not backward compatible with BD drives.
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#14
RejZoR
Optical data storage is outdated anyway. USB thumbdrives and USB powered HDD's ftw. I use loads of these but i haven't burned optical media for ages...
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#15
Ferrum Master
I can't understand why they are alive still... they should have walked Plextor's path via SSD way...
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#16
cyneater
pitty blu ray blank media is so expensive. I blame sony !
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#17
Prima.Vera
yeah, because media is ubber expensive I dont buy br anymore. Better off with an external HDD for backing. Faster and reliable also.
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#18
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
I no longer use a optical drive :(
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#19
R_1
Yep! Sony did an immensely huge favour to the digital distribution. :laugh:
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