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Seagrand EZ-6 Rips CDs to SDs

by Jeremiah on April 26, 2006

Seagrand EX-6 Rips CDs to SDs

The EZ-6 from Seagrand rips CDs straight to a USB key or an SD card. Available in black or silver colors, the EZ-6 also acts as a portable MP3/CD player with 80 minutes of playback or 60 minutes of recording. It comes with a blacklit LCD display, runs on AAA batteries and will retail for around $170 when it comes out in May.

Product via TechEBlog.

Sony DRU-820A DVD Burner

by FreshEffect on April 19, 2006

Sony DRU-820A DVD Burner
Sony’s DRU-820A DVD burner records DVD+R DL media at 8x speed, DVD-R DL media at 6x speed and single-layer DVD±R discs at 16x speed. The rewritable DVDs can be recorded at 8x (DVD+RW) and 6x (DVD-RW), respectively, and the drive offers 48x CD-ROM and 32x CD-RW burning. The drive is equipped with a buffer memory size of 2MB, Ultra DMA Mode 2 ATAPI interface, average access time of 130ms (DVD 16x) and 135ms (CD 48x). The DVD burner will support DVD-R/-R DL/-RW, DVD+R/DVD+R DL/+RW, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, CD-DA, CD-ROM (XA), CD Extra, Video CD, Photo CD, CD Text, and multi-session. Current price is £43.77. Via Bios Magazine.

BenQ BW1000 Blu-ray Writer

by Jeremiah on April 18, 2006

BenQ BW1000 Blu-ray Writer

BenQ is at it again with a new Blu-ray writer dubbed the BW1000. This beauty comes with a mirror finish and can also read and write ancient optical disc formats like CD and DVD. It will be available in both internal and external form factors.

As far as burning speeds go, it may be a little on the slow side for some people, with the BD-R only burning at 2x; CDs, on the other hand, burn at a respectable 32x. While compatible with just about every optical disc format known to man, including the elusive DVD +/- support, there’s still no price set or a release date for the BW1000. Given how much it does, and the fact that it supports Blu-ray, one would be well-advised to prepare to spend more than a few dollars.

From AVING via Gizmodo.

Plextor PX-SP Shockproof Drives

by Johnick on April 17, 2006

Plextor PX-SP Shockproof Drives
Plextor has just announced the availability dates of the 80GB and 120GB versions of an external drive that the company claims are shockproof; they can supposedly survive any drop, anywhere. The prices for the 2 units, which can be carried anywhere in a pocket, are to be around $169 and $260, respectively. The drives are expected to go on sale in May of this year, 2006. Info via BusinessWire.

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Expand your Xbox 360 storage with Datel XSATA

by Jeremiah on April 12, 2006


If your Xbox 360 runs out of real estate and you want to get more without shelling out too much, the Datel XSATA will be your next best gaming buddy. It simply connects your Xbox 360 to your PC’s hard drive via its USB socket. It’s then allows you to take your excess data from the console, store it, then take it back as you need it. Available soon for around £30 $52. Via Games Digest.