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I-O Data Announces BRD-UT14X External USB 3.0 Blu-ray Disc Writer

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I-O Data Japan sent out a press release this morning, announcing its new external 14x Blu-ray Disc writer, the BRD-UT14X. Based on what appears to be the LG BH14NS40, this USB 3.0 equipped drive is capable of 14x BD-R (with Sony 6x BD-R media), 12x BD-R DL, 6x BD-R LTH, 2x BD-RE and 2x BD-RE DL writing speeds. The BRD-S14X can also write to triple- (100GB) and quad-layer (128GB) BD-R media at 6x and triple-layer (100GB) BD-RE media at 2x.

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The BRD-UT14X comes bundled with WinDVD BD3D as well as Nero Express Essentials and is expected to cost 18,900 Yen ($233US) when it hits stores in late April.

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StorageQuest Announces Availability Of Blu-ray Optical Network Appliance

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StorageQuest Inc., a global leader in data and archive management software and hardware is pleased to announce the public availability of the StorageQuest Optical Network Appliance (ONA). The ONA is the first and only enterprise grade optical writing appliance.

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This new hardware product provides high throughput archiving over the network to an array of four to twenty warm-swappable BD-XL (100GB) capable Blu-Ray drives. The device is able to provide network based iSCSI connectivity to the included StorageQuest Optical Volume Manager (OVM) software and allow concurrent read/write access to up to eight discs in parallel.

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DISC Announces ArXtor Series Of Blu-ray Archival Storage Libraries

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DISC Archiving Systems B.V. (“DISC”), market leader in professional data archiving, is proud to announce the New ArXtor Series, the next generation of Blu-ray Archival Storage Library Solutions.

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Engineered and manufactured in Germany, the new ArXtor Series continues with DISC´s long tradition of developing innovative, direct-attached automated optical library  solutions.  Mechanically based on DISC´s industry proven DISC Series  “touchless media”, patented SmartPack and reliable robotics technology, the new ArXtor Series using industry leading Blu-ray optical drive technologies is a turnkey archival storage automation solution for  managing 120mm optical media  (BD/BDXL/DVD/CD).

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I-O DATA Announces BRD-S14X BDXL Compatible 14x Blu-ray Disc Writer

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I-O DATA Japan sent out a press release this morning, announcing its new 14x Blu-ray Disc writer, the BRD-S14X. Like the Buffalo BRXL-14FBS, the BRD-S14X appears to be based on the LG BH14NS40. The drive is capable of 14x BD-R (with Sony 6x BD-R media), 12x BD-R DL, 6x BD-R LTH, 2x BD-RE and 2x BD-RE DL writing speeds. The BRD-S14X can also write to triple- (100GB) and quad-layer (128GB) BD-R media at 6x and triple-layer (100GB) BD-RE media at 2x.

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The BRD-S14X comes bundled with WinDVD BD3D as well as Nero Express Essentials and is expected to cost 13,600 Yen ($234US) when it hits stores at the end of March.

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Buffalo Unveils World's Smallest And Lightest Portable BDXL Compatible Blu-ray Disc Writer

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Buffalo Japan has definitely been on a roll lately. The company not only announced one of the industry's first 14x Blu-ray Disc writers, they've now unveiled what they claim to be the world's smallest and lightest portable Blu-ray Disc writer. The BRXL-CSPI6U2-BK weighs in at a mere 240g and, thanks to a unique clamshell design, measures only 133 × 133 × 14.8 mm. This USB powered drive is capable of 6x BD-R, 6x BD-R DL, 4x BD-R LTH, 2x BD-RE and 2x BD-RE DL writing speeds and a maximum BD-ROM read speed of 6x. The BRXL-CSPI6U2-BK also writes to triple- (100GB) and quad-layer (128GB) BD-R media at 6x and triple-layer (100GB) BD-RE media at 2x.

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The BRXL-CSPI6U2-BK comes with a software bundle from CyberLink that supports BDXL recording as well as Blu-ray 3D playback. it also includes DiXiM BD Burner 2011 from DigiOn, which lets you burn copy-protected digtal content directly from DTCP-IP enabled DLNA devices on your home network. The BRXL-CSPI6U2-BK is scheduled to ship at the end of March and is expected to retail for about 21,000 Yen ($257US).

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Buffalo Announces BRXL-14FBS BDXL Compatible 14x Blu-ray Disc Writer

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Buffalo Japan sent out a press release this morning, announcing its new 14x Blu-ray Disc writer, the BRXL-14FBS. Based on what appears to be the LG BH14NS40, this new drive is capable of 14x BD-R (with Sony 6x BD-R media), 12x BD-R DL, 6x BD-R LTH, 2x BD-RE and 2x BD-RE DL writing speeds. On top of that, the BRXL-14FBS can write to triple- (100GB) and quad-layer (128GB) BD-R media at 6x and triple-layer (100GB) BD-RE media at 2x.

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The BRXL-14FBS comes with a software bundle from CyberLink that supports BDXL recording as well as Blu-ray 3D playback. it also includes DiXiM BD Burner 2011 from DigiOn, which lets you burn copy-protected digtal content directly from from DLNA or UPnP devices on your home network. The BRXL-14FBS is scheduled to ship at the end of March and is expected to retail for about 18,900 Yen ($232US).

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DataLocker Announces SecureDisk Self-Encrypting DVD-R And CD-R Media

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DataLocker Inc., a leading developer of encrypted data storage products, today announced the industry’s most secure line of self-encrypting DVD-Rs and CD-Rs with the DataLocker SecureDisk. The DataLocker SecureDisk DVDs and CDs combine AES 256-bit encryption and disc-burning functionality on a self-contained recordable CD or DVD with built in software for disc burning.

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Users can secure and encrypt any file to these FIPS 140-2 validated DVDs and CDs. The DataLocker SecureDisk line makes it simple and easy to store, transport, and share sensitive data, records and files.

“Our SecureDisk line is a low cost, effective way of distributing sensitive information with co-workers, clients and patients,” said Jay Kim, Founder and COO, DataLocker. “Keeping sensitive information encrypted is a must in today’s digital data-centric world.”

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Plextor Launches PlexEasy DVD Burner In Europe

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Plextor, a leading brand of high-performance storage and digital media solutions, releases its new PlexEasy (PX-650US) external DVD/CD burner in the European market. First announced in December the PlexEasy is a versatile stand-alone optical storage device with a host of special features.

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PlexEasy is a compact 8x DVD/CD Writer with a built-n SD/MMC card reader and a USB connector. It has the ability to connect directly to a wide variety of devices including both mass storage devices and Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) devices such as tablets, smart phones, hard disks, flash drives, camcorders, and digital cameras. No computer is required, the drive is controlled directly by buttons on the top and operational status can be checked through LCD screen.

Building upon Plextor’s prestigious optical drive technology, PlexEasy can also be connected to a PC or notebook, offering the full functionality of a high-end external DVD burner, with 8x writing speed and support for all types of CDs and DVDs. PlexEasy is slim and lightweight resulting in ultimate portability. PlexEasy is an ideal solution for both professionals and casual users. PlexEasy is designed to be “Easy, intuitive, and compatible”. It’s about saving time, working efficiently, and carrying less hardware to get the job done.

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TEAC Launches BD-W512SA BDXL Compatible Blu-ray Disc Writer

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TEAC Europe recently launched its new BDXL compatible Blu-ray Disc writer, the BD-W512SA. Based on what appears to be the Pioneer BDR-207, this new drive can write to triple- (100GB) and quad-layer (128GB) BD-R media at 6x and triple-layer (100GB) BD-RE media at 2x. The BD-W512SA is also capable of 12x BD-R, 12x BD-R DL, 6x BD-R LTH, 2x BD-RE and 2x BD-RE DL writing speeds and supports both horizontal and vertical mounting for most system configurations.

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No word yet on price, but the BD-W512SA is scheduled to ship at the end of February.

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Moser Baer Launches ‘Expressions’ Scented DVD-R Discs

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moser_baer_expressions_scented_dvd.pngMoser Baer introduces India’s first range of fragrant discs ‘Expressions’- a unique gift for the loved ones on the occasion of fast approaching Valentine Day.

In this digital age, expressing your feelings on a greeting card is a passé! Discerning consumers on a look out for better, smarter and elegant communication means to wish their loved ones on this Valentine Day, would surely find Moser Baer’s latest offering- the Expressions Discs, befitting.

Sprinkled with apple-green and rose fragrance, these DVDRs are first-of-its-kind gifts in the Indian digital space. With 4.7 GB, one has immense space, freedom and flexibility to capture a personalised repertoire of videos, songs and photos for the loved ones. This obviously gives an edge over ordinary greeting cards or e-cards.

The scented disc full of memories adds to the value of the feelings with which it has been given. It truly makes the recipient feel special. The attractive covers add further elegance to the product, giving a nice and proper fit to the disc and a dapper look to the whole package.

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