Sony’s first generation Blu-ray Disc drive for the computer offers the best of all worlds by recording virtually all BD/DVD/CD disc formats in one internal half height package. The BWU-100A drive supports recording both 50GB and 25GB BD-R (write once) and BD-RE (rewritable) discs, as well as 4.7 GB DVD+R/+RW/RAM, 8.5GB DVD+R Double/Dual Layer, and CD-R/-RW discs. Up to 4 hours of 1080 HD video can be stored on a single dual layer 50G BD disc, a perfect solution for keeping your High Definition video shot on an HDV camcorder in native HD. Naturally, BD discs with up to 50GB of online, random access storage are great for computer backup/data storage applications too. Since the BWU-100A can record DVDs and CDs too, all your burning projects can be handled by a single drive. Comprehensive Cyberlink® software suite is included to author BD and DVD discs as well as general disc burning for BD/DVD/CDs. Works with Windows® XP and Windows 2000 PCs. Blu-ray Disc is the next generation of optical storage with an emphasis on High Definition video playback, High Definition gaming, and information storage. BD discs have the same disc diameter of a CD or DVD, but offer up to 50GB of storage per disc and are extremely durable. Blu-ray Disc is backed by all the major Hollywood studios and most electronics and computer makers, making it the natural successor of DVD in the High Definition arena.
For those who want to be on the leading edge of technology, here it is. Sony's first generation Blu-ray drive, the BWU-100A, combines format compatibility with all flavors of DVD and CD media, while adding the ability to record to the newest format on the block, Blue-ray Disc.
The drive can be easily installed in your PC via an available Parallel ATA (P-ATA)/EIDE interface. Sony includes the Cyberlink software suite, which authors BD and DVD discs, while also offering general disc burning for Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and CD. The software works with Windows XP and Windows 2000 PCs.