IO-Data drops a new internal 12X Blu-ray disc writer, the BRD-SH12B in Japan. The writer is based on Hitachi-LG’s optical unit, and uses SATA interface and has 4MB buffer memory.
The BRD-SH12B writes BD-R, single layer and dual layer, at up to 12X, and BD-RE at 2X. It can also burn DVD media at up to 16x and CD-R/RW at 48X. The BRD-SH12B is available in Japan now for a price of 28,500 Yen.