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Lite-On IT reveals BD (Blu-ray Disc) Plans

Postby Ian on Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:14 pm

Lite-On Europe has spilled the beans on their Blu-ray Disc plans... ... Itemid=124

Eindhoven, The Netherlands – Lite-On IT, one of the world’s biggest optical disc drive manufacturers, is ready for the next generation of optical disc formats. Lite-On IT announces to start producing BD (Blu-ray Disc) compatible drives in Q3 2006 and to introduce Lite-On branded Blu-ray drives to the market in August 2006.

The LH-2B1S will be the first Lite-On drive with Blu-ray Disc technology. Thanks to the use of the blue-violet laser, it enables users to record, rewrite and playback high-definition video (HD) as well as storing large amounts of data. The Blu-ray Disc format offers more than five times the storage capacity of traditional DVDs and can hold up to 50GB of data on a double layer BD disc and up to 25GB on a single layer BD disc. Naturally, the drive will also be compatible with DVD±R(W) (DL) media and CD-R(W) media.

Besides high storage capacity, also data transfer speeds will increase on this drive, as it will feature Serial ATA (SATA) interface.

Lite-On IT is capable of producing optical disc drives in high volume and with high quality standards. In their Guangzhou Science Park (China), Lite-On IT has a current production capacity of over five million optical drives per month.

I'm guessing that the LH-2B1S will be a rebadged BenQ BD1000.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:24 pm

I'm actually kinda excited about this drive. It should be cheaper then most BluRay burners, and based on a BenQ design, so it shouldn't be crap :D
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Postby Groovemaster on Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:03 am

Will need MOBO with SATA!!!
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