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The Sony BWU-500S is one of two 12x Blu-ray burners (CEM BD-5300S, Retail BWU-500S) released in November 2010.

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great for HD video fans - provides a way to offload large video files from a PC

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available in retail and OEM configurations

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future proof - supports 3D Blu-ray playback

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legacy media support - backwards compatible with CDs and DVDs

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includes all the software required in the box - no additional purchases required

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very fast Blu-ray Disc writing at 12x

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12x recordable Blu-ray media is not yet widely available

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The Sony BWU-500S is one of two 12x Blu-ray burners (CEM BD-5300S, Retail BWU-500S) released in November 2010. Both models are capable of writing to a single BD-R disc at 12x, and a dual-layer BD-R at 8x. This means that a full 25GB disc can be recorded in approximately 10 minutes. In particular, the 5.25” form-factor BWU-500S adds along CyberLink’s Media Suite 8 software for editing and viewing HD video content. Also included is a blank 25GB Blu-ray (BD-R) disc, intelligent monitoring for consistent recording, and adjusting read-speed technology to ensure smooth playback.

Features
  • 12x Blu-ray Burner
  • 5.25” Form Factor
  • SATA Interface
  • Tray Load Mechanism (Horizontal/Vertical Use)
  • SATA Interface (1.5 Gbits/sec)
  • 8MB Cache
  • Windows Compatibility
  • Included SATA Data Cable
  • Included Cyberlink Media Suite 8
Speeds
  • 8X BD, 16X DVD, and 48X CD Read Speed
  • 12x BD-R, 8X BD-R DL, 2x BD-RE Write Speed
  • 16X DVD, 48X CD Write Speed
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