Optical media maker Plextor today announced the PX-B900A Blu-ray Disc drive, the first Plextor burner to support the next generation of optical data storage technology. A Blu-ray disc can store up to 10 times more data than DVD.
“The Plextor PX-B900A Blu-ray Disc drive is capable of burning more than 9 hours of high-definition (HD) video, or approximately 23 hours of standard-definition (SD) video, on a dual-layer 50GB disc. The drive is backwards compatible with existing DVD and CD media formats, including DVD-RAM, Dual Layer DVD, Double Layer DVD, DVD+/-R/RW, and CD-R/RW,” the company said.
The new multi-function drive, which will sell for about $1000, comes bundled with a rewritable 25GB BD-RE media disc and a complete software package, including Ulead VideoStudio 10 and InterVideo WinDVD BD.
The PX-B900A will be available in October 2006.