Addonics Unveils External Blu-ray Drive With ESATA

Posted: Aug 27 2009, 2:00pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 3:59pm CDT, in Hardware & Peripherals


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Addonics has announced a couple new external optical drives that are perfect for the netbook user who lacks DVD or Blu-ray. The drives include the Pocket Blu-ray/DVDRW and a similar DVD only optical drive. The big feature for these tow products is that they are the first to offer eSATA and USB interfaces.

When used with USB interface the drives need now external power adapter. The Blu-ray version will play Blu-ray movies and can burn DVD and CD media. Compatibility is with Windows, Mac, and Linux OS'.

The user can choose between versions of both drives packed inside plastic housings or aluminum enclosures. Software for burning DVDs and watching movies is included with the drivers. The Blu-ray version starts at $235 and the DVD only version starts at $99.

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