Wednesday, March 21st 2012

I-O Data Also Unveils a 14x Blu-ray Writer

Following on Buffalo's footsteps, I-O Data is coming up with its own internal optical drive capable of writing Blu-ray discs at up to 14x speeds. Dubbed BRD-S14X, the burner in question takes up one 5.25-inch bay, it has SATA connectivity, 4 MB of buffer memory, and offers writing speeds of 14x for BD-R SL (single-layer), 12x for BD-R DL, 6x for BDXL (3/4-layer), 2x for BD-RE, 16x for DVD-R/+R, 8x for DVD-R/+R DL/+RW, 6x for DVD-RW, 5x for DVD-RAM, 48x for CD-R and 24x for CD-RW.

The BRD-S14X comes with a one-year warranty and costs $162. Availability is slated for March 31st.
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2 Comments on I-O Data Also Unveils a 14x Blu-ray Writer

I wonder who still buys optical media drives? I haven't burned any CD's or DVD's for like years. Actually i'm a lier. I burned a firmware update disc for my Crucial M4 few days ago.
I use online storage, portable HDD's, USB drives an memory cards. So much faster and practical. And re-usable.
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I got that samsung bluray reader cause it looked nice. Never played a bluray in it haha.

How come write speeds always end up higher than read speeds? I get noise level issues for movies/music but shouldn't it scale with demand? When a program demands more throughput it should scale up to at least the same speed as the writing. If anything a variable approach like that might make for quieter usage in movies.
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