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:
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.