Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Sony BWU-200S Blu-ray Writes Twice as Fast at 4x

Sony have just unveiled there latest Blu-ray writer; the BWU-200S. With a write speed of 4x for BD-R and 16zx for DVD+R, this new model can burn a BD-R disc with 50Gb in around 45 minutes.

The BWU-200S comes with CyberLink BD Solution (software that provides a comprehensive application for capturing, authoring, editing, burning and viewing high-definition personal content captured in the native HDV 1080i format from an HDV camcorder). It will also record on DVDs and CDs, as well as playback of DVDs recorded in the AVCHD format.

The internal drive features a Serial ATA (SATA) interface and standard 5.25-inch form-factor for easy installation inside a desktop PC with Microsoft® Windows® XP or Windows Vista® software.

The BWU-200S drive will be available directly from SonyStyle next month for about $600.

Source: Sony Press Release