Panasonic has launched its second Blu-ray Disc burner capable of writing a BD-R disc at 4x speeds. This time, the drive can handle dual-layer, 50GB media.
The LF-PB271 is a 3.5in internal unit that connects to its host computer over a SATA link. The unit will write to rewriteable BD-RE discs, be they single- or dual-layer products, but only at standard 2x speed.
Like almost all other blue-laser drives, the Panasonic will also work with red-laser media, including all the DVD and CD recordable and rewriteable formats.