Samsung's SH-203N DVD Burner Burns Dual Layer at 16x

Samsung's Super-WriteMaster may not be the fastest burner for regular DVD+Rs (Line-Ons can burn 20x too), but its dual-layer burning seems to be tops. Jumping up from an 10-12x found in other burners, the SH-203 has 16x dual-layer burning, along with 20x for DVD+ and -R, 12x DVD-RAM, 8x DVD+RW and 6x DVD-RW. It runs… » 10/29/07 6:00pm 10/29/07 6:00pm

LaCie Taps Designer Sam Hecht For New Portable Hard Drives, DVD Burners

LaCie new line of portable drives are notable for one reason—they were designed by Sam Hecht. The famed industrial designer (Whirlpool, Epson) gave the hard drives, ranging from 30-250 GB, a minimal glossy look, with an end cap that hides the ports and retractable USB cable. The 8X DVD burner sports a similar look and… » 9/18/07 3:43pm 9/18/07 3:43pm

FastMac Ships First < $500 Blu-ray Burner For Macs

Whether you're making home Blu-ray movies to distribute to your friends or just backing up all your data with 50GB chunks, Blu-ray seems to be the way to go if you've got a Mac. FastMac's latest Blu-ray drives are the first sub-$500 BD burners that we've seen, and work fine with Mac Pro, PowerMac G3-G5, eMacs and iMac… » 4/27/07 7:30pm 4/27/07 7:30pm

Sony to Ship BWU-100A Blu-ray Burner Next Month

Sony has rolled out an internal Blu-ray burner for computers, the BWU-100A, which writes both 25GB and 50GB BD-R and BD-RE (rewritable) disks at 2x speed. The company says a 25GB disk will take 30 minutes to burn at that 2x speed. In addition to those Blu-ray formats, the drive will also be capable of handling most… » 7/19/06 10:21am 7/19/06 10:21am