Buffalo Japan sent out a press release earlier this week, announcing its new portable DVD writer, the DVSM-PTS58U3. Available in your choice of black, white and silver, the drive weighs in at a mere 220g and is only 14.4mm thick. The DVSM-PTS58U3 is also USB powered and is capable of 8x DVD±R, 6x DVD±R DL, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW and 5x DVD-RAM writing speeds and a maximum DVD read speed of 8x.


The DVSM-PTS58U3 features an LED indicator that shows whether or not it is getting enough power as well as a second USB cable to "boost" the power to the required levels. The drive also ships with a software bundle from CyberLink that includes PowerDVD and Power2Go. The DVSM-PTS58U3 is scheduled to ship in early October and is expected to retail for about 7,245 Yen ($73US).