Sony enters with Blu-ray disc rewritable drives

Sony’s α NEX-5 and NEX-3 interchangeable lens digital camera captures photo enthusiasts with DSLR quality image. The company has now announced the launch of its next-generation Microsoft Windows 7 compatible Blu-ray disc rewritable drives across India.

Besides offering impeccable image recording and playback quality, the BD-5300S and BDX-S500U claim to be an ideal option to store vital data and back-ups. These offerings manage personal movie, photo and movie collection. In addition, the newest solutions store essential data and frees up space on the hard disk.

These devices support downward compatibility, thereby enabling owners to continue using their existing CDs and DVDs. The internalBlu-ray writer BD-5300S comes in bulk packaging while the external Blu-ray writer BDX-S500U comes in retail packaging.

The internal Blu-ray writer uses standard 5.25-inch form factor and SATA interface. The BD-5300S write single BD-R media at about 12X and dual layer BD-R media at around 8X speeds, recording a full 25GB disc in about 10 minutes. In addition to all this, these new writers burn DVD+/-R at up to 16x, DVD+/- DL at up to 8x, DVD+RW at 8x, DVD-RW at 6x, DVD-RAM at 12x and CD-R/RW at up to 48x.

The Internal BD-5300S is tagged at Rs. 11,000 and external BDX-S500U at Rs. 18,500. These drives can be snapped up through Rashi Peripherals.

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