IO-DATA launches in Japan the BRD-SH12B internal 12X Blu-ray disc writer. Based on Hitachi-LG’s optical unit, the burner uses SATA interface and has 4MB buffer memory. The BRD-SH12B writes BD-R, single layer and dual layer, at up to 12X, and BD-RE at 2X. It can also burn DVD media at up to 16x and CD-R/RW at 48X. The price is 28,500 Yen.