Sony's 50GB Blu-Ray Writer now in India
| by Jayesh Mansukhani |
Sony has just introduced its first internal Blu-ray Disc rewritable drive for sale in India. The new drive (model BWU-100A) supports up to 50 GB of data on BD-R (write once) or BD-RE (rewritable) discs. The drive is capable of burning a full 25 GB disc in about 50 minutes. It also supports recording of standard single layer 4.7 GB DVDR/CDRW/RAM discs, 8.5 GB DVD-R Double/Dual Layer Discs, and CDs, making it a multi-format burner.
“Sony continues to entice with its technology by introducing the much awaited Blu-ray drive which converges the requirement of higher storing capacity and superior quality. Sony's success and leading position for DVD writers in India attributes to our abilities to deliver first to market products. Enthusiasts can now store high definition videos and also read/write on normal DVDs & CDs and all this with just one drive” said Vincent Chng, Head and Regional Sales Sony.
The software bundled with the BWU-100A drive is the Cyber Link BD Solution from Cyber link Corporation, which provides a complete software application for capturing, authoring, editing and burning high-definition personal content captured by a HDV 1080i format camcorder onto BD discs. Video can also be “down-converted” to standard-definition resolution for burning onto DVDs. The drive will be available in September through Rashi Peripherals at an expected cost of Rs 45,000
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