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Sony launches third-generation internal 8x Blu-ray writer

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Sep 2008 17:27 User comments (10)

Sony launches third-generation internal 8x Blu-ray writer Sony has announced the launch of its BWU-300S internal desktop Blu-ray drive which will begin Sony's third generation of internal Blu-ray drives.
The company says the drive will burn single and dual layer BD-R or BD-RE at fast 8x speeds, allowing users to fill up each layer (25GB) in 15 minutes. As an added bonus, the drive will ship with a free BD copy of Men In Black.

DVDs can be burnt at the standard 16x speed and CDs can be burnt at 48x speeds.

The drive has a SATA interface and will be the standard 5.25-inch form. For the drive to work you will need a system running Windows XP or Vista.

Also included with the drive is CyberLink suite which will allow users to author BD as well as capture, edit and view the content.

Sony says the drive will begin shipping in October and will have a MSRP of $400.

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10 user comments

124.9.2008 13:32
fgamer
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They can keep it, seriously who's trying to invest in internal drives at this moment?? Better idea would be to download the movies in hd and watch em, whether it's a pay service or 5 finger internet discount if ya know what I mean :D

224.9.2008 13:43

A possible market for these drives would be the growing number of amateur and semi-pro videographers who have invested in a high-def, likely AVCHD, videocamera like the Canon HF10. Practically all video editing software suites now include BluRay and AVCHD support.

Not everyone wants to backup everything.

324.9.2008 15:10
lynchGOP
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Originally posted by fgamer:
They can keep it, seriously who's trying to invest in internal drives at this moment?? Better idea would be to download the movies in hd and watch em, whether it's a pay service or 5 finger internet discount if ya know what I mean :D
Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Blu-ray is not going to stay. All that forked over cash for what............a few years of HD flicks on an old, antiquetted format??

Ppppshh

I'll buy it for 29.99
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 24 Sep 2008 @ 15:11

425.9.2008 12:20

quote]As an added bonus, the drive will ship with a free BD copy of Men In Black.



OOOOO....A free copy of Men In Black. I'll run out and buy 2....NOT!!

525.9.2008 12:34
varnull
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29.99.. sounds a little high. Same price as a pioneer11x.. around 22 would be nice. Not forgetting disks at less than a tenner a throw.(and NOT memorex) which IF I could afford a 400 burner would go nowhere near it. Living on "treasure island" does make one a little cynical.. =$ unless you are trying to change the paper ;)

Still no outlet for BD films in this town ;) Must be lack of money or interest in the format or something... OOO.. sorry.. I'm wrong... Plumbs have 3 BD films. A couple of disneys and a re-issue of the blue planet.

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625.9.2008 18:22
JenAtSony
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spam removed

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 25 Sep 2008 @ 19:30

726.9.2008 3:37
1bonehead
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How does this one compare to the Buffalo 8x burner ?


The BPI Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, EMI.
The RIAA Soundexchange Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, EMI.
The IFPI Are: The same anti consumer lot as listed above!
The MPAA Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, DISNEY, PARAMOUNT, FOX.

826.9.2008 20:16
1bonehead
Inactive

Originally posted by JenAtSony:
spam removed


We got spammed by Sony ?

WoW !

The BPI Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, EMI.
The RIAA Soundexchange Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, EMI.
The IFPI Are: The same anti consumer lot as listed above!
The MPAA Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, DISNEY, PARAMOUNT, FOX.

92.10.2008 4:27

Don't you mean 10-finger discount?
5-fingers just seems too slow and dangerous...

103.10.2008 23:59
miltex
Inactive

Originally posted by me262:
Don't you mean 10-finger discount?
5-fingers just seems too slow and dangerous...

And this is referring to ?

When the chips are down, you can count on miltex !


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