Tuesday, October 9th 2007
Sony is gearing up with the release of a new generation internal Blu-ray Disc (BD) burners for the computer aftermarket, which boasts 4X BD-R and 16X DVD+R recording speeds. The BWU-200S drive can write BD-R and BD-RE 50GB Blu-ray discs as well as standard single layer 4.7GB DVD+R/+RW/RAM discs, 8.5GB DVD+R double/dual layer discs, and conventional CDs. The internal drive features a Serial ATA (SATA) interface and standard 5.25-inch form-factor for easy installation inside a desktop PC with Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Vista OS. The BWU-200S drive will be available directly from Sony at sonystyle.com next month for about $600. Pre-orders are now being accepted.