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Sony Unveils 4x Blu-Ray Disc Writer Drive

Discussion in 'News' started by malware, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. malware New Member

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    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.

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    if sony gets a foothold with the system builders i can see hd-dvd falling even further behind because right now Blu-ray seems to be gaining the most brand/format awareness and it is down mainly to the ps3 hardware.
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    I agree, but I hope the situation changes.
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    Changes? I just hope the situation stabilizes. I'm tired of having to wait until one format wins out -- I want to be able to burn 50 GB onto a single disk now! (And still be able to read it 10 years from now without digging up obsolete hardware. :p)
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    Yeah they need to go ahead and do what they do and give up the wars.
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    I assume Lite-on makes these...

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