Sony Releases Optiarc BWU-500S Internal Blu-ray Writer


Sony has just released a new internal Blu-ray writer codenamed as BWU-500S. This internal blu-ray writer is capable of performing at 12x when writing data to BD-R media disc, and it’s 8x speed when writing to dual layer BD-R media disc. If you ask how fast it can record, this Sony BWU-500S can transfer 25GB into the disc in just 10 minutes, more or less.

This Sony BWU-500S internal BD Writer is intended to substitute all old DVD drive in 5.25 bay on our desktop PC. Of course, anyone would love to make the switch if the pricing is reasonable and affordable.

Although there is no price details mention yet, but it shouldn’t be long we can hear the words about it. But let’s assume it would be above $100 mark which is still quite expensive for now. However, as the extra bonus, Sony have bundled this Sony BWU-500S with one 25GB Sony BD-R blank disc and original copy of Cyberlink Media Suite 8 software.

As for the backward compatibility, This Sony BWU-500S internal blu-ray writer can record standard 4.7GB DVD+/-R discs at up to 16X speeds, 8.5GB DVD+/-R Double/Dual layer at up to 8X, DVD+RW at up to 8X, DVD-RW at up to 6X, CD-R at up to 48X, CD-RW at up to 24X, and support DVD-RAM recording at up to 12X speeds.

Sony BWU-500S internal blu-ray writer is going to be available in this month through authorized distributors, resellers and selected online sites.

[via Sony]

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