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TEAC Intros New Internal Blu-ray Writer Drive

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  1. btarunr

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    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.

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    Source: Hardware.info
     
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    Haven't heard from this brand in years.
    I would always see it for sale at the budget stores.
     
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    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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    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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    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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    €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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    yay for cassette players.
     
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    I had a Teac reel to reel up until about 5 years ago when I had to sell it.
     
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    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 ?
     
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    Yes. It was a tank.
     
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    The cheapest here is about €64... for slim units. Full size 5.25 ones are about €76.
     
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    Those will die like floppy disk drivers in a few years.......
     
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    Eh, if it can't write 3 or 4 layer discs, not interested.
     
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    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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    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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    I can't understand why they are alive still... they should have walked Plextor's path via SSD way...
     
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    pitty blu ray blank media is so expensive. I blame sony !
     
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    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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    I no longer use a optical drive :(
     
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    Yep! Sony did an immensely huge favour to the digital distribution. :laugh:
     

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