Prices of Blu-ray drives and discs from Aleratec Inc have been reduced substantially. Still high and not quite mainstream at $1,575, its new price for the 1:3 Copy Cruiser Blu LS drive has been reduced by 25 percent. Aleratec’s new 4x BD-R Blu-ray recording media (10-pack, 25GB discs) is now $58, a 65 percent reduction.
The 1:3 Copy Cruiser Blu LS incorporates three 6x SATA Blu-ray drives that can simultaneously produce up to three silkscreen quality, direct to disc DVD or CD LightScribe labels or up to three Blu-ray, DVD or CD disc copies simultaneously. The 1:3 Copy Cruiser Blu LS has an eSATA connection to the computer for stable labelling and duplicating. For those that do not have an eSATA port on their computer, a dual channel eSATA host adapter is included free with purchase. The Aleratec Disc Publishing Software Suite comes with the package.
The 1:3 Copy Cruiser Blu LS supports 50-GB capacity double layer BD media.