The drive is also compatible with BDXL media and is rated for 6x burning with BD-R XL/TL, 12x for BD-R DL, 6x with BD-RE DL, 14x for BD-R SL, 8x with BD-RE SL, 12x BD-ROM SL and 8x with BD-ROM SL. Compatible with DVDs, the drive burns DVD+R/-R DL at 12x, DVD+R/-R SL at 16x, DVD+RW/-RW at 12x, DVD-RAM at 5x abd reads DVD-ROM SL at 16x and DVD-ROM DL at 12x. Last but not least, it is a 48x/40x/48x CD-RW burner.
The drive will retail in Japan in the end of April for JYen 19,845 ($246).
Buffallo's version of the drive dubbed BRXL-14U3 shared the same technical specifications with IO Data's model and will be also released in Japan for JYen 22,100 ($274).
Designed for both data storage and TV Video recording, the BRXL-14U3 comes with the DiXiM BD Burner software from DiXiM, which lets users burn any DRM recorded digital TV stored on their PC, Network and recorded via a Digital Tuner to any BD or BDXL blank disc. Buffalo will also bundle its burner with CyberLink PowerDVD 10 BD edition.