Sony Optiarc Launches Rewritable Blu-ray Drive with 3D

Paul Lilly

Sony this week unveiled its next-gen half-height internal Blu-ray rewritable drive available in both retail and OEM configurations. The new drive includes Blu-ray 3D playback and offers up to 12X writes to single BD-R media and up to 8X speeds on dual-layer BD-R discs.

Sony says the 12X recording speed works on 6X compatible BD-R media, allowing you to record a full 25GB disc in about 10 minutes. Other specs include:

  • 4.7GB DVD+/-R = 16X
  • 8.5GB DVD+/-R Double Layer = 8X
  • DVD+RW = 8X
  • DVD-RW = 6X
  • CD-R = 48X
  • CD-RW = 24X
  • DVD-RAM = 12X

No word yet on price of availability, though Sony did say if you pony up for the retail model you'll also receive CyberLink's Media Suite 8 software.

Image Credit: Sony

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