Sony announced two models of Blu-Ray rewritable drives for the Indian Market – BD–5300S (Internal Blu Ray writer) & BDX–S500U (External Blu Ray writer). Both models are backward compatible with DVD and CD and hence also support writing/reading on DVD and CD media.
Sony internal writer BD 5300S offers Blu-Ray writing speed of maximum 12x for BD-R and 2x for BD-RE (Re-writable) single layer discs. For dual layer 50 GB discs, the writing speed is 8x for BD-R and 2x for BD-RE.
BD 5300S comes with a 5.25 inch form factor and uses SATA interface. Other key features include 3D Blu-Ray support, Microsoft Windows 7 compatibility, 50GB high capacity and 16x DVD +/-R write/read.
Sony external writer BDX S500U offers Blu-Ray writing speed of 6x (BD-R) and 2x (BD-RE) for single layer 25GB discs. For dual layer 50 GB discs, the writing speed is 4x (BD-R) and 2x (BD-RE). Other features in the model include 3D Blu-Ray support, Windows 7 compatibility, Hi-Speed USB 2.0 certification and inclusion of Cyberlink Media Suite 8.
Sony BD 5300S internal writer is priced at Rs 11000/- and BDX S500U external writer is priced at Rs 18,500/- [via]