optical media

  • Disc Eraser Video Review

    I just got the Disc Eraser in the mail and took a second out of my lunch to give it a quick, right-out-of-the-box review. Looks like it does its job pretty well. It cuts right through optical media like nobody’s business, but it’s nothing a razorblade from the hardware store can’t handle. You decide if it’s worth the $12.95 it costs. Official Site Read More

  • Blockbluster Bravely Backs Blu-ray

    Blockbluster Bravely Backs Blu-ray

    Aw, snap! Looks like Blu-ray is beginning to honestly win the format war. With Toshiba sucking and Sony grinning, it’s only a matter of time before the format takes over as the next-generation optical format. Now Blockbuster is choosing sides and the company seems to favor Blu-ray over HD DVD. Blockbuster just announced it would begin carrying more high-def discs in 1700 stores by mid-July. Read More

  • Maxell Developing 200GB Blu-ray Disc

    Maxell Developing 200GB Blu-ray Disc

    Not much information here, but it looks like TDK isn’t going to be leading the Blu-ray optical market for much longer. Word is that Maxell is also working on a 200GB-capacity Blu-ray disc. Each disc will carry eight layers of tasty data on each side. Expect to see these available in stores by, ahhhh, 2010. Don’t hold your breath. Maxell also develops 200GB Blu-ray Disc [I4U] Read More

  • I-O Data Releasing Internal Blu-Ray Drive

    I-O Data Releasing Internal Blu-Ray Drive

    Just itching to make “legit backups” of all your PS3 games and Blu-Ray movies? You might want to check out I-O Data’s Blu-Ray burner. It’ll whip up some nice pirated movies backups at 2x for BD-Rs and BD-REs. It also burns DVDs, CDs, and all the other optical formats you’re used to at this point. The price? Around $710 – making it one of the least expensive… Read More