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Pioneer BDR-XS05J Blu-Ray writer with USB 3.0-interface

June 19, 2013 - 10:52 AM

Pioneer has announced a new portable Blu-Ray writer. The device, called BDR-XS05J, is sized 135 x 135 x 20.3 mm and weighs 330 grams. It has an aluminium enclosures that's fitted with so-called 'body panels'. Four such panels are available, allowing...

SilverStone launches slimline Blu-ray drive

April 23, 2013 - 03:39 AM

SilverStone, a manufacturer known for its chassis has launched its first optical drive in the form of a slimline Blu-ray writer. The manufacturer already mentioned the device at last month's CeBIT conference. It's not often that a new manufacturer jo...

Slim ASUS DVD-writer only 13 mm thick

March 25, 2013 - 05:26 AM

Yesterday ASUS posted a mystery product on its Google+ page, which later turned out to be a new slim-line DVD-writer. ASUS claims the new optical drive is the world's thinnest. The device is called Ultra-Slim SDRW-08U5S-U, is 13 mm thick and can be p...

Sleek BDR-XU02JM portable Blu-ray drive by Pioneer

March 14, 2013 - 08:07 AM

Pioneer has developed a new portable Blu-ray drive. The device is called BDR-XU02JM and has a sleek design. Its sized 133x133x12 mm (stand excluded) and weighs 245 grams. It has a silver-coloured metal enclosure, which should appeal to Ultrabook and...

Pioneer debuts world's smallest external Blu-ray burner

December 16, 2012 - 10:26 AM

Pioneer has announced the BDR-XU02J, world's smallest and thinnest BDXL writer, or so the manufacturer claims. The external optic drive is sized 133 x 133 x 12 millimetres and weighs 245 grams. The USB 2.0-connector is used for both data transfer and...

Samsung develops compact external USB 3.0 DVD-burner

October 25, 2012 - 10:28 AM

Until a few years ago, virtually every laptop came with an optical drive. With notebooks becoming thinner each day, there simply isn't any room left for the disc drive. They can still be useful though, for instance to install an operating system. Fo...

Buffalo goes portable with Blu-ray XL burner

April 16, 2012 - 05:06 AM

Buffalo has introduced a new portable Blu-ray burner in the form of the BRXL-14U3. Using BD-R media, the drive is capable of reaching speeds of up to 14x. Writing BD-R media with two, three and four layers is possible as well, albeit at lower speeds....

ASUS presents three external optical drives

February 12, 2010 - 03:49 PM

To aid users of a netbook or notebook without an optical drive, ASUS has introduced three new external optical drives. The SDR-08B1-U is a black or white DVD-player sized 140 x 140 x 20 mm, with a weight of 230 grams. The drive is capable of reading...

Internal DVD burner by Pioneer

December 8, 2009 - 04:01 PM

Pioneer will release its new DVR-S17J DVD-burner later this week. The internal 5,25" optical drive has a 2 MB buffer and uses the SATA 2 interface, resulting in a maximum data bandwidth of 3 Gbit/s. The burner is equipped with the LabelFlash technolo...

I-O Data launches slimline external Blu-ray

December 7, 2009 - 04:59 PM

I-O Data has launched the BRP-US6. This slimline Blu-ray burner sports dimensions of 137 x 154 x 20 mm and weighs 330 grams. The external burner is perfectly suited to carry along with notebooks that do not feature a Blu-ray optical drive. The drive...

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