Monday, April 6th 2009

Buffalo Introduces Slim External Blu-Ray Drive

Buffalo's optical drive line-up has been updated to include a new model, the BRC-P258U2 external Blu-Ray drive. The drive measures 141 (W) x 23 (H) x 155 (D) mm and weights 370 grams, has a 4.5 MB buffer, a USB 2.0 interface, and can read Blu-Ray discs at 2x and write DVD-R/+R SL at 8x, DVD-R/+R DL, DVD-RW/+RW at 8x, CD-R at 16x and CD-RW at 10x.

According to its maker, the BRC-P258U2 should already be hitting stores in Japan with a price tag of about $218.

Source: TechConnect
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6 Comments on Buffalo Introduces Slim External Blu-Ray Drive

#1
Assassin48
that seems a little too expensive for my taste
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#2
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
For just a reader, I Was thinking it was a burner as well.
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#3
h3llb3nd4
quick to burn cash and will bruise your wallet.
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#4
FreedomEclipse
Crazy Dogmatic Bullsh!t!
by: Assassin48
that seems a little too expensive for my taste
Portable peripherals like these are always expensive,
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Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: FreedomEclipse
Portable peripherals like these are always expensive,
yea you are pretty much just paying for the enclosure.
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#6
my_name_is_earl
Well, 6 months ago I bought an internal LG HD-DVD BlueRay for $183 and it cr@p out on me. Won't play any new BlueRay title (watch about 3-5 older BR tittle). I still watches regular DVD and burn them fine but still a lot of people not just myself have the same problem with any kind of BR player. I heard these BR player is coded and if the company refuse to release new firmware it's pretty much trash. Buy BR player from their source like Sony player so they update their firmware and driver more often. I would wait by the end of the year to see if BR player still have that problem.
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