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LaCie Doubles Burn ray speed of Blu-ray BD-RE Drive

Engineered for professional video authoring houses, the LaCie d2 Blu-ray Drive records, rewrites, and plays back high-definition (HD) video. Store up to four hours of HD video on a 50GB** disc?about 10 times as much as a DVD. Shoot HD videos from your camcorder, author the videos, and burn them without any quality loss using multiple video codecs (MPEG2, AVC, VC-1). Now you can store large amounts of valuable administrative documents, audio asset libraries, raw video shoots and multiple image files on a single disc with complete peace of mind. The LaCie d2 Blu-ray Drive?s writing process ensures record authenticity and longevity on sturdy write-once discs with an enhanced scratch-resistant hard coating surface. It also offers a packet writing option. By choosing Blu-ray technology, you get safe storage with a low cost-per-gigabyte.

The exceptionally 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. With the tools customers can also schedule backups for data files, edit videos, create audio mixes and much more.



Plus, users can work with three popular codexes?MPEG2, AVC and VC-1?when creating their Blu-ray content. And the 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.

Availability
The LaCie d2 Blu-ray Drive is available now and starts at $449.99. LaCie products are available through the LaCie Online Store or LaCie resellers.

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Re: LaCie Doubles Burn ray speed of Blu-ray BD-RE Drive

Item Number :301856U

Interface :Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and FireWire

Writing Speeds :

BD-R***(single or dual layer) 4x to 8x (limited to 6x with USB2.0)
BD-RE****(single or dual layer) 2x
DVD?R 16x
DVD?RW 6x
DVD?R DL 8x
CD-R 48x
CD-RW 24x

Reading Speeds :

BD-ROM∆ 4x to 8x (limited to 6x with USB2.0)
AACS BD-ROM (content protected) 2x
BD-R 4x to 8x
DVD?R 16x
DVD?RW 8x
DVD?R DL 8x
CD-R 48x
CD-ROM 48x
CD-RW 32x

Dimensions (WxHxD) :6.8 x 1.76 x 9.89 in. / 172.8 x 44.8 x 251.1 mm

Weight : 3.09 lbs. / 1400 g

System Requirements :
Mastering/Burning: Windows XP with the latest service pack
Windows Vista? / Mac OS X 10.4.8 or higher
Pentium 4 3GHz processor / Power PC G4 or higher, Mac Intel Dual Core processor
Minimum 512MB RAM
HD Video Playback: Windows OS, NVIDIA? GeForce 6600GT, ATI X1600 GPU with latest driver and minimum 1280x1024 monitor resolution
To play a protected BD movie in HD through a digital DVI or HDMI interface: HDCP GPU + HDCP ready display and Windows OS

Bundled Software :
Easy Media Creator 10; Toast 9 Titanium; PowerDVD BD (for HD playback with Windows)

Box Content : LaCie d2 Blu-ray Drive; FireWire cable; USB 2.0 cable; external power supply; LaCie DVD-ROM (Windows)/CD-ROM (Mac) with User Manual and software; Quick Install Guide

Comments :
*Approximate calculation is based on a 720p resolution image coded in MPEG-2 at a bit rate of 24Mbits/s.
**1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible media capacity varies depending upon operating Environment.
***Blu-ray disc Recordable write-once.
****Blu-ray disc Rewritable.
∆ Blu-ray disc Read Only Memory.

Warranty : 2 Year Limited Warranty
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