Buffalo Japan recently sent out a press release, announcing its new portable, BDXL compatible Blu-ray Disc writer, the BRXL-PCW6U2-BK. Along with the ability to play back BDXL discs, this USB-powered drive can write to triple- (100GB) and quad-layer (128GB) BD-R media at 4x and triple-layer (100GB) BD-RE media at 2x. On top of that, the drive is capable of 6x BD-R, 6x BD-R DL, 6x BD-R LTH, 2x BD-RE and 2x BD-RE DL writing speeds and a maximum BD-ROM read speed of 6x. The BRXL-PCW6U2-BK also 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 BRXL-PCW6U2-BK is scheduled to ship in mid November and is expected to cost about 15,700 Yen ($273US).