Pioneer unveiled two new Blu-ray Disc writers at CEATEC 2008. The Japanese website, AV Watch, has posted some pictures of these drives along with their specs. For the desktop, Pioneer plans to release a new 8x Blu-ray Disc writer later this year. This unnamed drive is capable of writing to BD-R and BD-R DL media at 8x and BD-RE discs at 2x. It also features 16x DVD±R, 8x DVD±R DL, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW and 5x DVD-RAM writing speeds and a SATA interface.
Along with their half-height drive, Pioneer had a new slim Blu-ray Disc writer on display. While only 12.7mm high, the drive is capable of writing to BD-R and BD-R DL media at 4x and BD-RE discs at 2x. On top of that, it can write to DVD±R and DVD±R DL media at 8x and DVD-RAM discs at 5x.