The first Multi-Drive Blu-Ray system with both duplication and recording functionality began shipping today from Microboards Technology, LLC.
Called CopyWriter Blu-Ray, the system will be used for recording and duplicating stored multimedia and data content.
CopyWriter Blu-Ray systems can be used in a standalone mode for duplication, or can be connected to a PC or Mac via a USB 2.0 connection for accessing one of the Blu-Ray drives.
The tower-style system can also record and duplicate DVD-R discs.
The solution uses standard BD-R and BD-RE (rewritable) media, which are currently available with capacities of up to 25 GB.
The list price for a ten-recorder system is set at $19,995, and the four-recorder system at $8,995. CopyWriter Blu-Ray records and duplicates at 2x speed, and requires a standard USB 2.0 interface for connection to a computer. It comes backed by Microboards? 2-year warranty.