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Buffalo Launches 12x External Blu-ray Writer

Buffalo Technology announced its new MediaStation 12x External USB 3.0 Blu-ray Writer.

According to the statement, this new MediaStation drive offers 12x Blu-ray write speeds making it suitable 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, and includes the CyberLink Blu-ray 3D Ready Media Suite. 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. Additionally, the CyberLink Media Suite provides a complete Blu-ray burning and playback solution. MediaStation BR3D-12U3 is also a capable solution for periodic data backups and archives, preventing content loss in the event of a system attack by a virus or other malware.

“Digital media continually evolves with an ever increasing focus on interaction between consumers and their content,” said Ralph Spagnola, vice president of sales at Buffalo Technology. “By combining unsurpassed speeds, 3D support and video upscaling, our new MediaStation writer delivers the performance required for an unrivaled consumer Blu-ray experience at home.”

With a simple setup and no required drivers, the MediaStation 12x External USB 3.0 Blu-ray Writer is ready to operate and 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. For full video editing and playback, BR3D-12U3 includes the CyberLink Media Suite, featuring PowerDVD with TrueTheater 3D HD for video viewing, PowerDirector for video editing, Power2Go for Blu-ray and DVD authoring and burning, PowerBackup for archiving and backup, and PowerProducer for HD video capturing and authoring as well as burning DVDs and Blu-ray. In addition, the MediaStation BR3D-12U3 ships with MediaShow for organizing photos and videos and InstantBurn to write and rewrite to supported discs. The MediaStation 12x External USB 3.0 Blu-ray Writer offers the speed of USB 3.0 with the flexibility of legacy USB 2.0, measuring 6.3″ x 2″ x 8.7″ and weighing under three pounds.

The MediaStation 12x External USB 3.0 Blu-ray Writer (BR3D-12U3) will be available later this month at estimated street price of $349.99.

BD-R SL LTH	6x	6x
BD-R SL		8x	12x*
BD-R DL		8x	12x*
BD-RE SL	8x	2x
BD-RE DL	6x	2x
DVD-RAM		5x	5x
DVD-R SL	16x	16x
DVD-R DL	12x	8x
DVD-RW		12x	6x
DVD+R SL	16x	16x
DVD+R DL	12x	8x
DVD+RW		12x	8x
CD-R		40x	40x
CD-RW		24x	24x

* With TurboUSB enabled.

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