Portable Blu-ray Disc burner coming from I-O Data

Portable Blu-ray Disc burner coming from I-O Data

In case you bought a netbook and want to playback or burn Blu-ray Discs, I-O Data will soon be releasing the BRP-US6, an ultra-thin portable Blu-ray burner. Initially releasing in Japan later this month, the 6x burner will retail for approximately $340 USD – just a bit more than that netbook you just bought.

The drive measures approximately 5-3/8″ x 6″ x 15/16″ and weighs in at under one pound, to easily fit in a backpack or laptop case. It connects via USB 2.0 interface, making it convenient and compatible with most computers.


The Sony-Optiarc designed BRP-US6 will burn BD-R single-layer at up to 6x, BD-R dual-layer and BD-RE at up to 2x, with 6x reading of BD-ROM discs. The drive will also burn on DVD-R/+R at up to 8x, and on DVD-RW/+RW at up to 6x. DVD-RAM discs will burn at up to 5x. Finally, CD-R/RW will burn at up to 24x.

About Steven Kippel

Steven Kippel has worked as a systems designer for a leading high-end audio/video custom integrator in Southern California since 2003. He is responsible for researching new technologies and integrating them into existing systems and new construction projects. He has designed several high-profile systems for discriminating clients on the cutting-edge of technology. When he is not hard at work, Steven is spending time with his wife, playing with his band or promoting concerts and bands in the Inland Empire. His favorite bands include The Cure, U2, Eisley, Living Sacrifice and DragonForce.

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