Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Plextor intros Blu-ray drives with HD DVD

updated 11:10 am EDT, Mon March 24, 2008

Plextor Blu ray RHD DVD

Plextor today surprised the computer drive industry with a pair of dual-format HD optical drives. The B920SA and B300SA are both intended as native Blu-ray disc drives but also provide 3X HD DVD reading; while the format war has ended, the new drives give owners of the now-obsolete HD DVD format a chance to watch their movies on a computer, according to the company. The B920SA also loses none of the functionality of a Blu-ray only drive and can burn 25GB discs at up to 4X speed in addition to writing DVDs and CDs.

The B300SA drops the ability to write Blu-ray discs in favor of 6X reading but can still record CDs and DVDs like its premium counterpart. Both it and the higher-end B920SA connect through Serial ATA and will ship in late March at prices of $450 and $600 respectively and come bundled with movie playback, burning, and editing software for Windows systems.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Thecus N2310 NAS

For every computer user, there comes a point of critical mass in data storage. When it hits, external hard drives, USB sticks and DVD ...

iRig Pads

When it comes to mobile music products, IK Multimedia has positioned itself as one of the top suppliers. Right from the early days of ...

DoxieGo Portable Scanner

Sometimes, people need to scan things, but having a computer at hand to do so isn't exactly feasible. Maybe it's the home of a relativ ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News