Buffalo Japan sent out a press release this morning, announcing two new BDXL compatible 16x Blu-ray Disc writers. Based on what appears to be the LG BH16NS40 or WH16NS40, the internal BRXL-16FBS-BK and external BRXL-16U3 are capable of 16x BD-R, 12x BD-R DL, 6x BD-R LTH, 2x BD-RE and 2x BD-RE DL writing speeds. On top of that, the drives can write to triple- (100GB) and quad-layer (128GB) BD-R media at 6x and triple-layer (100GB) BD-RE media at 2x.


The BRXL-16FBS-BK and BRXL-16U3 come with authoring and playback software from CyberLink as well as DiXiM BD Burner 2013, which lets you burn copy-protected digtal content directly from DTCP-IP enabled DLNA devices on your home network. The BRXL-16FBS-BK and BRXL-16U3 are scheduled to ship in early December and are expected to retail for about 21,000 Yen ($255US) and 26.565 Yen ($322US), repsectively.