Buffalo Technology (http://www.buffalotech.com) has announced what it says is the world’s fastest external Blu-ray writer: the MediaStation 12x External USB 3.0 Blu-ray Writer.
It offers 12x Blu-ray write speeds and is designed for users who want optimal playback and writing performance of Blu-ray discs, DVDs, or CDs on their PCs or notebooks or for those who want to archive content to optical discs. The MediaStation 12x External USB 3.0 Blu-ray Writer connects via USB 3.0 or USB 2.0.
Cyberlink enables full HD and Blu-ray 3D playback and upgrades consumers’ in-home movie experience with 3D movie playback or HD upscaling for standard DVD discs and video files. Unfortunately, this doesn’t work with Mac OS X as it doesn’t support Blu-ray playback.
The MediaStation 12x External USB 3.0 Blu-ray Writer supports the following media formats: BD-R SL 8x Read / 12x Write, DVD –R SL 16x Read / 16x Write and CD-R 40x Read / 40x Write. It will be available later this month at estimated street prices of $349.99.