Sony releases new BD drive

Sony recently released its 3rd generation internal Blu-ray drive.

the BWU0-300s, which will cost $400, will be able to burn 6x Blu-ray media at 8x speeds. The drive carries the regular 5.25 form factor and will have a SATA connection. It can burn single and dual layer BD-R media. At 8x speed, a full 25 GB disc will be finished in 15 minutes and a 50 GB disc in about 30 minutes. The drive can also burn DVDs up to 16x and CDs up to 48x. It also supports DVD-RAM recording.

If not for the relatively prohibitive price, I’d grab this BD drive immediately. Hopefully, prices will also drop by next year so that regular consumers can start filing large capacity files on BDs.

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