OWC Mercury Pro Blu-ray Drive Loves Everyone, Everything

The OWC Mercury Pro Blu-ray "Quad Interface" drives are Blu-ray burners that happen to be compatible with every interface both under and over the sun. The 4X Panasonic-based BD-R drives work on PCs or Macs, and champion the title as the world's first Blu-ray burners to connect to Firewire 400, Firewire 800, eSATA and » 10/22/08 12:09pm 10/22/08 12:09pm

Sony's BWU-300S Blu-ray Recorder Burns 50GB in 30 Minutes

Not to be outdone by the folks at Buffalo » 9/24/08 12:15pm 9/24/08 12:15pm, Sony's latest internal SATA BD recorder can achieve 8x writing speeds on the latest , for zapping 25GB in 15 minutes and 50Gb in 30. DVDs are also written, of course, at 16x. It's $400 and shipping next month, with an included Blu-ray disc from the good folks at Sony…

Sony Has Blu-ray Recorder Frenzy: Six New Models, with HDD Recording Too

Sony has had a little splurge of Blu-ray action, and come up with six new models of BDR-recorders/players that also sport hard drives which can record HD video. The T-series, BDZ-T55 and BDZ-T75 are the basic models, with 320GB hard drives, BD Live and memory-card ports and DLNA (on the T75). The L-series models… » 9/03/08 4:47am 9/03/08 4:47am

LG's N4B1 Network NAS Auto-Backs-Up Your Files to Blu-ray Disc

Though it sounds more like a droid-designation than a useful product, the N4B1 from LG is a combined network HDD bay and Blu-ray disc recorder: Much better than pairing a BDR-recorder with a VHS drive » 8/25/08 5:10am 8/25/08 5:10am. It's got space for up to four HDDs inside (supporting up to 4TB total capacity) and three USB ports and an extra…

Panasonic's DMR-BR630V Blu-ray Disc Recorder Does VHS Tapes Too

A Blu-ray » 8/25/08 4:26am 8/25/08 4:26am disc recorder and a VHS video tape machine may seem unlikely bedfellows, but that hasn't stopped Panasonic from wrapping them up together in the same box for the DMR-BR630V. The 630V can write BDRs at six times speed, has digital and analog tuners, new second-gen MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 encoder chips as well as…

Delkin Archival Gold Blu-Ray Discs Keep Your Data Good for Two Centuries

Manufacturers are powering up on their Blu-ray disc development, now the format war's over: just two weeks ago we had the 6x speed ones, and now Delkin has these archive-quality discs. According to Delkin they're the first BDs "guaranteed to preserve data safely for over 200 years" and they use some sort of patented… » 6/29/08 8:00pm 6/29/08 8:00pm

Panasonic's New Blu-ray Discs are World's First 6x Speed Burnable

Panasonic is doing its part to see Blu-ray make even more of a success with its new LM-BR25MD and LM-BR50MD disks for home disc-burning. Both are single-sided, write-once BD-Rs, compatible with Blu-ray Disc Recordable Format version 1.3, and they're 25GB and 50GB-sized. They'll be released in Japan in July, at a price… » 6/18/08 10:28am 6/18/08 10:28am