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Buffalo Announces World's Fastest External Blu-ray Writer

New Writer Delivers Unsurpassed External Blu-ray Read/Write Speeds

AUSTIN, Texas, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Buffalo Technology, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of wired and wireless networking and network and direct attached storage solutions, today announced its new MediaStation 12x External USB 3.0 Blu-ray Writer. Offering unsurpassed 12x Blu-ray write speeds in an external form factor, this new MediaStation drive is the fastest on the market. Ideal for users who want optimal playback and writing performance of Blu-ray discs, DVDs, or CDs on their PCs or notebooks or for those who want to archive content to optical discs.

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. Cyberlink enables full HD and Blu-ray 3D playback and upgrades consumers' in-home movie experience with 3D movie playback or HD upscaling for standard DVD discs and video files. Additionally, the CyberLink Media Suite provides a complete and premium Blu-ray burning and playback solution. MediaStation BR3D-12U3 is also a great solution for periodic data backups and archives, preventing content loss in the event of a system attack by a virus or other malware.

"Digital media continually evolves with an ever increasing focus on interaction between consumers and their content," said Ralph Spagnola, vice president of sales at Buffalo Technology. "By combining unsurpassed speeds, 3D support and video upscaling, our new MediaStation writer delivers the performance required for an unrivaled consumer Blu-ray experience at home."

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. For full video editing and playback, BR3D-12U3 includes the CyberLink Media Suite, featuring PowerDVD with TrueTheater(TM) 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. The MediaStation 12x External USB 3.0 Blu-ray Writer offers the speed of USB 3.0 with the flexibility of legacy USB 2.0, measuring 6.3" x 2" x 8.7" and weighing under three pounds.

Pricing and Availability Backed by a limited one-year warranty and toll-free 24/7 technical support, the MediaStation 12x External USB 3.0 Blu-ray Writer will be available later this month at estimated street prices of $349.99.

About Buffalo Technology

Buffalo Technology (USA), Inc., based in Austin, Texas, is a leading provider of award-winning networking, storage, and multimedia solutions for the home and small business environments as well as for system builders and integrators. With almost three decades of networking and computer peripheral experience, Buffalo has proven its commitment to delivering innovative, best-of-breed solutions that have put the company at the forefront of infrastructure technology. For more information about Buffalo Technology and its products, please visit www.buffalotech.com.

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Source: Buffalo Technology

Posted by Shane Sturgeon, June 15, 2010 8:47 PM

About Shane Sturgeon

Shane Sturgeon is the Co-Publisher and Chief Technologist of HDTV Magazine, an industry publication with HDTV roots going back to 1984, when Dale Cripps founded The HDTV Newsletter. Today, HDTV Magazine is a leading online resource for HDTV news and information and captures the eyes and imaginations of over 3 million visitors annually. Mr. Sturgeon has a background in information technology and has served in various consulting capacities for Fortune 500 companies such as J.P. Morgan Chase, Verizon Communications, Proctor & Gamble and Nationwide Insurance. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Wright State University.