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LaCie announces 8x Blu-ray Drive


optical_bluray4x_b.jpgLaCie has doubled the speed at which its high-performance, large-capacity LaCie d2 Blu-ray Drive burns discs to eight times (8x) standard data writing rates. The increased speed to burn files applies to both single and dual-layer discs.The LaCie d2 Blu-ray Drive packs up to 50 GB of data, or four hours of high-definition video, on a single Blu-ray disc. It sports both FireWire and USB 2.0 interfaces for high-speed throughput between the drive and a PC or Mac. LaCie d2 Blu-ray Drive supports a dozen Blu-ray, DVD and CD formats, including BD-ROM, BD-ROM AACS, BD-R, BD-RE, DVD±R, CD-R and others.


Users can work with three popular codexes—MPEG2, AVC and VC-1—when creating their Blu-ray content.
The quiet LaCie d2 Blu-ray Drive comes bundled with the newly revised Easy Media Creator 10 and Toast 9 Titanium software. The easy-to-use software lets Mac and Windows users master video and audio files onto Blu-ray, DVD and CD discs. The LaCie d2 Blu-ray Drive is available now and starts at $449.99.




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