Sony Optiarc is launching the new BWU-500S internal 12x Blu-ray Disc writer. The drive writes BD-R at up to 12x, BD-R DL at 8x, BD-RE at 2x. It also records DVD+/-R at up to 16x, DVD+/-R DL at 8x, DVD-RAM at 12x and CD-R/RW at up to 48x.
The Sony BWU-500S is also an ideal Blu-ray disc player supporting 3D Blu-ray playback and SD-to-HD upscaling. It comes with Cyberlink Media Suite 8 software for disc burning and playback. The tray-loading BWU-500S ises SATA interface and has 8MB cache memory.