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Buffalo Announces Its Fastest External Blu-ray Writer

Buffalo Technology today announced its new MediaStation 12x External USB 3.0 Blu-ray Writer. Offering 12x Blu-ray write speeds in an external form factor, this new MediaStation drive is claimed to be the fastest on the market.

The MediaStation 12x External USB 3.0 Blu-ray Writer conveniently connects via USB 3.0 or USB 2.0, and includes the CyberLink Blu-ray 3D Ready Media Suite featuring PowerDVD with TrueTheater 3D HD for video viewing, PowerDirector for video editing, Power2Go for Blu-ray and DVD authoring and burning, PowerBackup for archiving and backup, and PowerProducer for HD video capturing and authoring as well as burning DVDs and Blu-ray. In addition, the MediaStation BR3D-12U3 ships with MediaShow for organizing photos and videos and InstantBurn to write and rewrite to supported discs. MediaStation BR3D-12U3 can also be used for periodic data backups and archives, preventing content loss in the event of a system attack by a virus or other malware.

With a simple setup and no required drivers, the MediaStation 12x External USB 3.0 Blu-ray Writer is ready to operate and supports the following media formats: BD-R SL 8x Read / 12x Write, DVD R SL 16x Read / 16x Write and CD-R 40x Read / 40x Write. The new Blu-ray Writer is sized 6.3" x 2" x 8.7" and weighs under three pounds.

Backed by a limited one-year warranty, the MediaStation 12x External USB 3.0 Blu-ray Writer will be available later this month at the estimated street price of $349.99.

Read/write speeds (BD 1x = 4.5 MB/s, DVD 1x = 1.385 MB/s, CD 1x = 0.15 MB/s):

  • BD-R (SL): 6x/6x
  • BD-R (SL): 8x/12x (with TurboUSB enabled)
  • BD-R (DL): 8x/12x (with TurboUSB enabled)
  • BD-RE (SL): 8x/2x
  • BD-RE (DL): 6x/2x
  • DVD-RAM: 5x/5x
  • DVD-R (SL): 16x/16x
  • DVD-R (DL): 12x/8x
  • DVD-RW: 12x/6x
  • DVD+R(SL): 16x/16x
  • DVD+R(DL): 12x/8x
  • DVD+RW: 12x/8x
  • CD-R: 40x/40x
  • CD-RW: 24x/24x


  • Connector Type: USB 3.0
  • Number of Ports: 1
  • Dimensions (WxHxD in.): 6.3 x 2.0 x 8.7
  • Weight (lbs.): 2.65
  • Client OS Support: Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit), Windows Vista (32 bit/64 bit), Windows XP (SP3 or later)
  • Power Consumption: Max 24W
  • Power Supply: AC 100-240V 50-60Hz

Source: Buffalo Technology

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