Sony Optiarc launches the BD-5300S and BWU-500S 12x Blu-ray burners. The former comes in retail branded configuration while the latter is for OEM. These internal Blu-ray writes use standard 5.25-inch form factor and use SATA interface.
Sony’s BWU-500S and BD-5300S write single BD-R media at up to 12X and dual layer BD-R media at up to 8X speeds, recording a full 25GB disc in about 10 minutes. The 12X recording speed is achieved using 6X compatible BD-R media. They also burn DVD+/-R at up to 16x, DVD+/- DL at up to 8x, DVD+RW at 8x, DVD-RW at 6x, DVD-RAM at 12x and CD-R/RW at up to 48x.
The BWU-500S retail branded model comes with CyberLink’s Media Suite 8 software for capturing, authoring, editing, backing up, viewing high-definition personal content and playing back Blu-ray Disc movies including 3D Blu-ray movies.