Sony's BDX-S500U External Blu-ray Drive Burns 25GB In 20 Minutes

Sony Optiarc's new portable Blu-ray drive is fast: it can burn single layer discs at 6x speed and dual layer ones at 4x. That means you could burn 25GB in the time it takes to watch an episode of Fraiser.

In addition to your average DVD and CD media, the BDX-S500u can also playback any 3D Blu-ray discs you throw at it with the included CyberLink Media Suite 8 software. The speedy new drive will be available soon in the ballpark of $US200-$US240. [Sony]

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