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Pioneer intros industry's first 12x Blu-ray disc writer

updated 04:15 pm EDT, Wed September 30, 2009

Pioneer intros fastest 12x Blu-ray burner

Pioneer on Wednesday announced the release of the industry's first 12x Blu-ray disc recorder, the BDR-205. The internal optical drive is capable of recording to blank single- and dual-layer Blu-ray media at the top speed, eclipsing the 8X ceiling of previous drives. The BDR-205 also has the ability to record data onto blank DVDs and CDs, at up to 16x and 40x speeds, respectively.

Pioneer used its Low Vibration Mechanism Design for improved writing accuracy and reduction in noise. Pioneer has not revealed which operating systems the BDR-205 will suport. The drive will ship to stores in the first quarter of 2010, priced at $249.







by MacNN Staff

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  1. Tralthamidor

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Burn duration

    Does anyone what this means in the real world? How long does it take to burn a 50GB Blueray?

  1. MacAssemble

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Well...

    From my research a 2X 50GB BR disk takes about 3 Hours so a 12X would take.....?

  1. MacAssemble

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Well...

    I would guess about 30-min??? Anyone with actual figures is welcome to chime in!

  1. JeffHarris

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    Yeah, but...

    Will it work with a Mac? Will it play movies?

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    Mac

    It should work with a Mac, using Toast. But I don't think you can play any movies on the Mac, as the OS hooks aren't in there to support it.

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