The new standard of USB 3.0 has given the chance for Blu-ray writer to speed up their writing and reading speed. Buffalo has just introduced their new blu-ray writer that could write at the speed of 12x for BD-R Single Layer or Double Layer disc. It’s practically 4x faster than the common blu-ray burner.
There are two model revealed, BR3D-12FBS-BK and BR3D-12U3. The first model is still standing on the old standard of SATA interface, while the one that has got the 12x writing speed is the second model.
Buffalo BR3D-12U3 supports write speed up to 12x for BD-R SL/DL, 2x for BD-RE SL/DL, 16x for DVD-R/+R, 8x for DVD-R/+R DL & DVD+RW, 6x for DVD-RW, 5x for DVD-RAM, 40x for CD-R and 24x for CD-RW.
For additional bonus, Buffalo Blu-ray writers has been bundled with CyberLink’s PowerDVD 9, PowerDirector 8 HE, PowerProducer 5, MediaShow 5, Power2Go 6, InstantBurn 5 and PowerBackup 2.
Those two will be released in mid-June, and it will cost $216 and $433 for Buffalo BR3D-12FBS-BK and Buffalo BR3D-12U3, respectively. It’s certainly expensive, if you are just want to watch blu-ray movies with the burner, I’ll suggest to go for PS3 instead.