Sony announced the new BDX-S500U Slim External Blu-ray Burner that comes with a USB 2.0 interface. It is ideal for use with any Notebooks, Netbooks or Desktop PCs. It is capable of writing to single BD-R media at up to 6X and dual layer BD-R media at 4X speed and even supports Blu-ray 3D playback. Other than that it also records the standard 4.7GB DVD+/-R discs at up to 8X speeds, 8.5 GB DVD+/-R Double/Dual layer at up to 4X, DVD+RW at up to 8X, DVD-RW at up to 6X, CD-R at up to 24X, CD-RW at up to 16X, and supports DVD-RAM recording at up to 5X speeds.
The Writer also comes bundled with a one 25GB BD-R blank disc and CyberLink’s Media Suite 8 for capturing, authoring, editing, backing up, data writing and playing Blu-ray Disc movies. The new Sony BDX-S500U Slim External Blu-ray will be available soon for a price of approximately $200.