Pioneer is pushing the Blu-ray disc burning speeds to their limits (or even higher?) with the release of the BDR-208XJ (BDR-208M), an internal drive that will burn BD-R disc at 15x and BDXL discs at 8x.
The SATA drive supports 15x burning with BD-R, 14x with BD-R DL, 8x with BD-R TL and 6x with BD-R QL media. It is also capable of burning DVDs at 16x abd DVD R DLs at 8x. Burnign a BD-R SL (25GB) at 15x would be translated into a total recording time of about 8:40 minutes.
The drive is now available in Japan for about 12,000 Yen or $153.
Maximum write speeds:
BD-R 15x, BD-R DL 14x, BD-R TL 8x, BD-R QL 6x
BD-RE 2x, BD-RE DL 2x, BD-RE TL 2x
DVD-R 16x, DVD-R DL 8x, DVD-RW 6x
DVD+R 16x, DVD+R DL 8x, DVD+RW 8x
CD-R 40x, CD-RW 24x
Maximum read speeds:
BD-R 12x, BD-R DL 8x, BD-RE 10x, BD-RE DL 6x
DVD-R 16x, DVD-R DL 12x, DVD-RW 12x, DVD+R 16x, DVD+R DL 12x, DVD+RW 12x
Bundled software: CyberLink Power2Go7, InstantBurn5, PowerDVD10, LabelPrint2.5