Buffalo charges in with USB 3.0 3D BD drive
Hot on the heels of Sony Optiarc's new external 3D BD drive  comes another, this time from Buffalo and featuring USB 3.0.
Buffalo's BR3D-12U3  uses SuperSpeed to up the disc burning speed from 6x - over USB 2.0 - to 12x for both single- and dual-layer BD-R media. BD-RE discs are written at a slower, more standard 2x, but DVD burning is accelerated to 16x.
The desktop drive will of course connect to computers that only have USB 2.0 ports.
The BR3D-12U3 goes on sale later this month for around £200. It comes with CyberLink Media Suite 8  for playback and burning on Windows-based machines. ®