Blu-ray is not only started to show dominant in CE fields, I have a feeling that future releases in PC industry will focus more on sole Blu-Ray recorder than the combo drive with HD-DVD. Take Buffalo for example, they will roll out three new Blu-Ray burners late of this month, one external with USB and two sata-internal drives. Yes, they have announced a combo drive back in CES with ability to read HD-DVD as well, but that was the beginning of HD-DVD downfall.
The BR-416U2 is an external BD-R with USB 2.0 interface while BR-416FBS-WH and BR-416FBS-BK are OEMed by Panasonic with SATA-interface. They support media with speed of 4X BD-R, 4x BD-Rom single player, 2X BD-ROM dual layer, 16X DVD ± R, 5-speed DVD-RAM and 8X DVD ± R DL, 6x DVD-RW, 8X DVD + RW, 40X CD-R and 24X CD-RW.
The Trio supports Windows OS including Vista, and bundled with PowerProducer4, PowerDirector6 and PowerDVD 7.0 with the price of 55,650 yen ($515 USD) for external and 50,925 yen ($470 USD) for internal.