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Sony BDX-S500U

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Sony BDX-S500U

The Sony BDX-S500U is a portable and external Blu-ray Disc® (BD) rewritable drive that is compatible with notebooks, netbooks or desktop PCs. It writes single BD-R media at speeds up to 6X and dual layer BD-R media at up to 4X speeds, and has the ability to record full 25GB disc in 20 minutes. The unit comes with one 25GB Sony BD-R blank disc, CyberLink’s Media Suite 8 for capturing, authoring, editing, backing up, viewing high-definition personal content and playing back Blu-ray Dis…

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Sony BDX-S500U

The Sony BDX-S500U is a portable and external Blu-ray Disc® (BD) rewritable drive that is compatible with notebooks, netbooks or desktop PCs. It writes single BD-R media at speeds up to 6X and dual layer BD-R media at up to 4X speeds, and has the ability to record full 25GB disc in 20 minutes. The unit comes with one 25GB Sony BD-R blank disc, CyberLink’s Media Suite 8 for capturing, authoring, editing, backing up, viewing high-definition personal content and playing back Blu-ray Disc movies including 3D Blu-ray movies. The portable drive also features connectivity with a high speed USB (USB 2.0) digital interface for setup and maximum flexibility. It can also be shared between computers for personal video, data, music or image backup, and is ideal as a replacement drive for a standard DVD drive.

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The Sony BDX-S500U provides users with the benefits of Blu-ray Disc technology including 3D Blu-ray high-definition playback capabilities and can record up to 50GB of data and backup on BD-R (write once) or BD-RE (rewritable) discs. It can also back up up to 220 minutes of high-definition 24M bps MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video on a BD-R/RE 50GB disc. The drive also has the capability to record standard 4.7GB DVD+/-R discs at up to 8X speeds, 8.5 GB DVD+/-R Double/Dual layer at up to 4X, DVD+RW at up to 8X, DVD-RW at up to 6X, CD-R at up to 24X, CD-RW at up to 16X, and supports DVD-RAM recording at up to 5X speeds. It is available in September 2010.

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