Pioneer BDR-XU02JM - Slim BD Burner
Pioneer recently announced their latest slimline Blu-Ray burner dubbed the BDR-XU02JM. This is an ultralight burner with mesurements at 133x133x12mm and weighs only 245 grams, how's that for ultra portable? The casing is made from magnesuim which looks great if you are an ultrabook or Macbook user.
Now onto what the drive can do, from looking at the specs you can burn both single layer and double layer BDR discs up to 6x speed. That's about 5 minutes to burn a 25GB single layer BD-R. If you happen to find any triple or quad layer BDR media it will support those to at 4x speed. Just be prepared to wait about an hour to write 100GB, but that is well worth it. BD-RW media is written at 2x speed.
Of course the old reliables are suported such as a DVD- and DVD+ media as well as CDR. It uses an USB 2.0 connection and requires no external power source which makes taking this little guy with you a no hassle process.
As with all new optical hardware nowadays, it will be launched in Japan first and then to other worldwide markets including Europe and USA. No pricing details were available at this time but I expect it to be around $100US.
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