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Buffalo Announces First 8x Blu-ray Disc Writers

Postby Ian on Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:57 am

Buffalo Japan has announced two new 8x Blu-ray disc writers based on the Panasonic SW-5584. The internal BR-816FBS and external BR-816SU2 feature 8x BD-R, 8x BD-R DL, 2x BD-R LTH and 2x BD-RE writing speeds and a maximum BD-ROM read speed of 8x. Here are some of the specs:

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Writing Speeds:
BD-R: 8x
BD-R DL: 8x
BD-R (LTH): 2x
BD-RE: 2x
BD-RE DL: 2x
DVD±R: 16x
DVD±R DL: 8x
DVD+RW: 8x
DVD-RW: 6x
DVD-RAM: 5x
CD-R: 48x
CD-RW: 32x

Read Speeds:
BD-ROM: 8x
BD-R: 8x
BD-R DL: 8x
BD-R (LTH): 2x
BD-RE: 2x
DVD-ROM (Single): 16x Max
DVD-ROM (Dual): 8x Max
DVD±R: 16x Max
DVD±RW: 8x Max
DVD±R DL: 8x Max
DVD-RAM: 5x Max
CD-R/ROM: 48x Max
CD-RW: 32x Max

Buffer: 8MB

Don't be surprised if we see an announcement from Sony soon, announcing their own 8x BD writers.
"Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt." - Steve Jobs
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