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

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  1. btarunr

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    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.

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    Nice, I'll be watching this. Thanks btarunr.
     
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    Does it write CDs also? Not that it would matter much in my case...
     
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    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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    You can get a LG for around $68!
     
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    what's the model?
     
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    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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    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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