The USB 2.0 drive is based on the Hitachi LG Sata Storage (HLDS) BH10N model. It writes 8x on BD-R, 2x on BD-RE, 16x on DVD±R, 12x on DVD-RAM, 8x on DVD±R DL/+RW, 6x on DVD-RW, 48x on CD-R and 24x on and CD-RW media.
The drive retail in Japan for about 25,400 Yen ($280.2)
In addition, I-O Data plans to release in Japan a portable DVD-ROM drive by the end of the month. The "DVDP-U8S" is a portable USB-powered CD/DVD reader supporting the following speeds: 5x DVD-RAM, 8x DVD+R/-R SL, 6x DVD+R/-R DL DVD and 24x CD-R/ROM.
It's size is -137(W)?154(D) ? 20(H) mm and its weight is just 340g. The drive will retail in Japan in the end of Februaty for 7900 Yen ($87).