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I-O Data Intros Pair of New Blu-ray Writers

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I-O Data introduced two new Blu-ray writers, the BRD-3DS12, and the BRD-3DU8. The is an internal SATA drive, while the BRD-3DU8 is an external USB 2.0 one, inclosed in a familiar-looking casing that can be found on some I-O Data external hard drives. The BRD-3DS12 writes single and double-layer BD-R at 12X, single and double layer BD-RE at 2X. The BRD-3DU8 external drive writes single and double layer BD-R at 8X, and BD-RE at 2X. The BRD-3DS12 and BRD-3DU8 are priced at ¥28,500 (around US $343) and ¥29,600 ($356), respectively.

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BR disks are still uber-expensive for what they offer. That's why BR writers are currently used next to 0%.
 
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These are too expensive. Other brands are less than half of that price
 
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You can get a nice internal for ~$125 USD. Look at that LG on sale at the egg. $80!? In addition, the media seems to be getting much cheaper especially on some of the deals that I've seen recently. Reading the reviews it sounds like there are quite a few people using them now. I might have to get one soon :)