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World's fastest Blu-ray recorder outruns Blu-ray media?

Buffalo just announced the world's fastest Blu-ray recorder capable of burning through your data at an 8x clip.The problem?
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Written by Andrew Nusca on

Buffalo just announced the world's fastest Blu-ray recorder capable of burning through your data at an 8x clip.

The problem?

BDA-approved media maxes out at 6x (assuming you can find one). That's a funny bit of math, no?

Available in Japan starting in August, the external USB 2.0 and eSATA BR-816SU2 and internal SATA BR-816FBS models hit 8x recording speed on single-layer BD-R media only -- 2x for dual-layer BD-R, BD-RE, and LTH BD-R.

Not to be forgotten, CDs and DVDs are also supported, with a max 16x burn to DVD±R or 48x/24x for CD-R/RW. Each drive comes bundled with Cyberlink's PowerDVD 7 suite and are priced at ¥46,700 (about $435) for the external drive or ¥41,000 (about $380) for the internal optical spinner.

Meep meep. Now if only the Roadrunner effect can happen on the price. (Thanks, CDRinfo!)

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