Sony's BDX-S500U Burns BD-R Media at 6X, Supports Blu-ray 3D


Blu-ray champion Sony has dispatched its BDX-S500U external Blu-ray writer to the US to burn BD-R, BD-R DL and BD-RE media at up to 6x, 4x and 2x speeds, respectively. In other words, the BDX-S500U can write onto single-sided 6x BR-D disks at a maximum speed of  27MBps.

The USB 2.0 drive can, of course, also write onto CD-R (24x), CD-RW (16x), DVD-RAM (5x), DVD+/-R (8x), DVD+/-R Double/Dual layer (4x), DVD+RW (8x), and DVD-RW (6x). It also doubles up as a 3D Blu-ray player.

According to Sony, the BDX-S500U will retail for $200 when it becomes available later this month. That said, it is already available from a few online retailers.

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