Sony has announced the launch of its BWU-300S internal desktop Blu-ray drive which will begin Sony’s third generation of internal Blu-ray drives.
The company says the drive will burn single and dual layer BD-R or BD-RE at fast 8x speeds, allowing users to fill up each layer (25GB) in 15 minutes. As an added bonus, the drive will ship with a free BD copy of Men In Black.
DVDs can be burnt at the standard 16x speed and CDs can be burnt at 48x speeds.
The drive has a SATA interface and will be the standard 5.25-inch form. For the drive to work you will need a system running Windows XP or Vista.
Also included with the drive is CyberLink suite which will allow users to author BD as well as capture, edit and view the content.
Sony says the drive will begin shipping in October and will have a MSRP of $400.