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Samsung SE-B18AB portable DVD writer slot loads to save space

Samsung SE-B18AB portable DVD writer slot loads to save space

Samsung has announced a new portable DVD writer designed for users of ultraportable and notebook computers that don’t have internal DVD drives. The new Samsung portable DVD writer is called the SE-B18AB. It has a metallic finished surface that looks like brushed aluminum to match with many of the notebook computers on the market today.

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Pioneer BDR-WFS05J wireless portable Blu-ray drive supports Windows and Mac

Pioneer BDR-WFS05J wireless portable Blu-ray drive supports Windows and Mac

Pioneer has unveiled a cool new product that claims to be the world's first Blu-ray drive that's wireless. The drive is called the Pioneer BDR-WFS05J and is fully compatible with Windows from XP up to 8 and Mac OS. The drive is designed to connect to your computer wirelessly.

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Sony teams with Panasonic for 300GB optical disks – the slot lives on!

Sony teams with Panasonic for 300GB optical disks – the slot lives on!

It's unknown why, at the moment, the teams at Sony and Panasonic have decided they'd like to keep the standard-sized optical disk (CD-sized, that is) alive, but they've announced just that this morning. In an effort to create next-generation professional-use disks with capacities of at least 300 GB, these teams will join forces here and now. Their aim is to create this new media by the end of 2015.

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New iMac and Mac Pro models could ditch optical drives

New iMac and Mac Pro models could ditch optical drives

Apple refreshed its line of notebooks at WWDC in June, but the Mac Pro and iMac were left out of the festivities. Apple later confirmed that updates for both machines were on the way, and now Apple Insider has discovered references to new models after digging around inside some configuration files. When examining the Boot Camp files, references to several unreleased Mac Pros and iMacs were discovered, with the specific model numbers listed in a place that indicates they may not come with optical drives.

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Recycle your MacBook Superdrive with this USB enclosure

Recycle your MacBook Superdrive with this USB enclosure

There are lots of MacBook geeks that are wishing for more storage space. There is a relatively easy way to get more storage for your MacBook if you don’t mind shedding your Superdrive optical drive. Many people don't mind giving up that optical drive. In fact, there is a rumor going around that by Christmas the MacBook Pro notebooks might give up the optical drive altogether.

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Apple May Do Away With Boxed Software

Apple May Do Away With Boxed Software

Apple’s Mac App Store might be the main source of purchasing software for Apple customers in the future. The success of the Mac App Store’s launch could be ushering an era where Apple will only carry digital copies of software in their retail stores.

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Lite-On eNAU608 8x external DVD burner gets interchangeable designs for lid

Lite-On eNAU608 8x external DVD burner gets interchangeable designs for lid

Lite-on has pulled the wraps off its latest external DVD burner and the device is called the eNAU608. The slim DVD burners is an external drive that is very thin and would be a great portable option for the ultraportable or netbook user that has a machine with no DVD drive onboard.

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Sony launches BDX-S500U slim external Blu-ray drive

Sony launches BDX-S500U slim external Blu-ray drive

Sony has unveiled its latest slim external Blu-ray drive calls the BDX-S500U. The optical drive connects to the computer via USB and is designed to be used with any computer from desktops to netbooks and notebooks. The drive can write Blu-ray and other media formats.

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Buffalo debuts Blu-ray USB 3.0 optical drive

Buffalo debuts Blu-ray USB 3.0 optical drive

If you have a computer with a USB 3.0 port and need a Blu-ray drive without having to crack open the case to install one Buffalo has a new product for you. The new product is the Buffalo USB 3.0 Blu-ray drive. The optical drive can play Blu-ray discs and will burn to Blu-ray writable media all from a USB 3.0 port.

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Samsung SH-B123 Blu-ray drive offers 12x read performance

Samsung SH-B123 Blu-ray drive offers 12x read performance

Samsung has been whipping out several new pieces of hardware today and the final new offering is the SH-B123 Blu-ray combo drive. The drive can read BD-ROM and burn to CDs and DVDs. The new Blu-ray drive is designed to be used inside a desktop PC.

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Hitachi-LG Data Storage shows off HyDrive optical disc drive with SSD inside

Hitachi-LG Data Storage shows off HyDrive optical disc drive with SSD inside

Hitachi-LG Data Storage has unveiled a strange new product called the HyDrive that combines an optical drive with a SSD. The device is the first product of its type and will ship in August. The idea behind the HyDrive is to add storage to a notebook or other PC without needing more space.

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Sony Optiarc offers new external DRX-S77U and internal AD-7260S DVD burners

Sony Optiarc offers new external DRX-S77U and internal AD-7260S DVD burners

Sony Optiarc has announced a couple new DVD/CD burning optical drives for different user groups. One of the drives is an internal and the other is an external slim burner. Both are available to purchase online and at retailers now.

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