Samsung reveals ‘world’s fastest’ Blu-ray Disc drive


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Samsung has announced what it calls ‘the world’s fastest’Blu-ray Disc drive.

The SH-B123 optical disk drive (ODD) reads BD-ROMs at a speed of up to 12X, CDs at up to 48X, and DVDs at a maximum speed of 16X. With the new internal Blu-ray drive, users can watch HD movies on their PCs as well as record HD camcorder movies and HDTV broadcasting with Samsung’s Cyberlink Powerproducer software provided in the package.

“As market demand and adoption of BDs, HDTVs and digital broadcasting accelerate, so has consumer interest in watching Blu-ray movies on personal computers” said John Suh, Director of Samsung Semiconductor Inc. Optical Disc Drive Division Sales Team. “Samsung’s new BD combo drives can read BD discs, and read and write CD/DVD discs, providing consumers with a broad choice of HD movie sources on their computers.”

Samsung’s press release can be read here.

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