After the USB 3.0 external hard drive, Buffalo Japan announced the new BR-X1216U3, a 12X external Blu-ray disc burner with the latest USB 3.0 SuperSpeed interface. Thanks to the USB 3.0, Buffalo’s new writer provides faster and more stable disc burning.
The Buffalo BR-X1216U3 writes BD-R and BD-R Dual Layer at up to 12X and BD-RE SL/DL at up to 2X. It also supports burning DVD+/-R at 16X, DVD+/-R DL at 8X, DVD+RW at 8X, DVD-R at 6X and DVD-RAM at 5X. CD-R/RW are also supported. The Blu-ray drive, other than writing, is compatible with BD-Live and supports AVCHD playback. It even does HD upscaling using the bundled CyberLink Power Director software.
The Buffalo BR-X1216U3 is backward compatible with USB 2.0 interface as well, so you can still use with your exiting PC. It will be released in early December for 39,100 Yen.