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Buffalo jump in early with USB 3.0, 12X Blu-ray burner

Just have to wait on the media...
By: Steve Dougherty | Connectivity & Communications News | Posted: Nov 26, 2009 6:37 am

Buffalo has made a big stride in the Blu-ray burning market with the world's first 12x speed Blu-ray burner which harnesses USB 3.0 technology.


Given there's no 12x Blu-ray media available yet and wide adoption of USB 3.0 won't be for quite a while, this product has certainly arrived well before the market calls for it. But being able to say "we're the FIRST" is enough to make a company proud and get some attention at the same time.




If you like the idea of being well and truly future-proof, the BR-X1216U3 can of course be used with USB 2.0 as well, but you'll be limited to 7x speeds.


The drive has been seen available in Japan for 39,100 yen (about $448 US).



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