Lite-On announced today that its new 6x Blu-ray Disc Combo drive will ship to the U.S. market in late October. Along with support for LightScribe, the iHES206 reads single layer Blu-ray discs at 6x and is capable of 16x DVD±R, 8x DVD±R DL, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW and 12x DVD-RAM writing speeds.
Lite-On proudly introduces its 6X internal Blu-ray Disc Combo, iHES206. The new Blu-ray Disc Reader plus DVD writer provides consumers an innovative way to playback high definition content, while maintaining the capability of archiving personal data files onto CD or DVD.
The iHES206 is a great solution for enthusiasts who wish to enjoy the advanced technologies of Blu-ray in home entertainment. It will not only allow them to play high-definition content such as Blu-ray movies, it will also provide users the ability to share with family & friends personal creations of data files, presentations, home videos and other image files on DVDs or CDs.
The iHES206 is capable of recording on today's most popular DVD and CD media in the market, and playback from media such as Blu-ray, DVD, and CD. The drive can read BD-R/RE/ROM discs at 6X and supports writing speeds: DVD+/-R at 16X, DVD+/-R DL and DVD+RW at 8X, DVD-RW at 6X and DVD-RAM at 12X. The iHES206 is equipped with LightScribe technology which allows users to silkscreen any type of artwork right onto the surface of the LightScribe-supported CD or DVD. Users simply burn content data as always onto any LightScribecompatible media, flip the disc over, reinsert it into the drive and burn a beautiful label based on personal artwork, text or photographs. The new LightScribe software completely eliminates the need for printers, permanent markers or adhesive labels and provides a clean, professional appearance that adds to the final touch to your perfect creation.
The iHES206 also incorporates the latest industry standard Serial ATA interface which provides better performance and compatibility.
The iHES206 will be available end of October 2008.