Addonics Technologies today announced the Sapphire Combo Blu-ray/HDD and Sapphire Combo DVD-RRW/HDD. These two new products will let users combine optical and hard drive storage into one small package.
The product is perfect for anyone needing to add optical storage capability or external storage to their computing devices via a single eSATA or USB 3.0 connection.
The Blu-ray model, which is equipped with a Blu-ray player/DVD burner adds Blu-ray movie playback capability to desktop, notebook and other computing products. The DVD model is equipped with a DVD burner. Both models will allow you to play movies or access data stored on all popular optical media and allow you to burn video or data onto DVD or CD discs.
Both models have an integrated Snap-In Mobile Rack that allows any 3.5" SATA hard drive to be conveniently added or removed from the Sapphire drive, as you would a tape cassette. The built-in eSATA and USB 3.0 interface ensures the Sapphire drives will perform with maximum data speed of the storage media.
You can also secure your data on the DVD or CD disc with AES 256-bit encryption by simply installing the optional Addonics CipherUSB between both products and the USB port of the PC. There is no additional software to install or password to remember to use the CiperUSB. Once encrypted, the information on the disc will be invisible in any Blu-ray or DVD/CD player. It is a simple and cost effective solution to secure any sensitive information stored in the optical media.
The devices support all Windows, Mac OS X and above, Linux Kernel 2.4 and above. The bundled Blu-ray play back software is for use with Windows.
Suggested retail is $269 for the Combo Blu-ray/HDD model.