Buffalo Technology announced its new Blu-ray DVD Combo drives, the MediaStation 8x External Blu-ray Drive and MediaStation 8x Internal Blu-ray Drive.
The external MediaStation connects via USB 2.0 or eSATA, and the internal drive can be installed to the PC via SATA.
Buffalo's MediaStation Blu-ray drives support the following formats: Blu-ray BD-R 8x, Blu-ray BD-RE 2x, DVD RAM 5x, DVD -R 16x, DVD +R 16x, DVD-RW 6x, DVD +RW 8x, CD-R 48x, and CD-RW 24x.
For full video editing and playback, both devices include PowerDVD for video viewing, PowerDirector for video editing, Power2Go for DVD authoring and burning, PowerBackup for archiving and backup, and PowerProducer for HD video capturing and authoring as well as burning DVDs and Blu-ray. In addition, both drives ship with InstantBurn and Medi@Show to complete any presentation.
The MediaStation External drive offers the flexibility of two ports, one USB 2.0 and one eSATA. It measures 6.4" x 1.9" x 11" and weighs only 3.97 pounds.
Backed by a limited one-year warranty, the MediaStation 8x External Blu-ray Drive and MediaStation 8x Internal Blu-ray Drive will be available later this month at estimated street prices of $399.99 for the external (BR-816SU2) and $349.99 for the internal (BR-816FBS) drive.