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Sony aims Blu-Ray drive for August

DCC 2006 Samples, retail
Wed Jun 28 2006, 11:50
SONY'S DISK drive division is working hard to introduce Blu-Ray. It merged with NEC in April and will try to take as much market as possible. But despite the fact that some Blu-Ray consumer recorders are out and about, there won't be any computer drives on the shelves before August.

While Sony can't say much about the pricing of such drives, it can say one thing: they will be expensive. Its Blu-ray drives will be able to read and write DVDs, CDs as well as Blu-Ray disks.

In fact the disks are already available and they should cost between $10 and $15 for a single-layer 25GB disk and much more for 50GB dual-layer platter.

Sony brands its upcooming drive the BRU 100 A and it comes in rather interesting black and white design. Here's a picture of a picture of it.


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