Catching up to the likes of Plextor, Asus and Buffalo, Lite-On has announced the European introduction of its eHBU212 external Blu-ray writer which features USB 3.0 connectivity and is capable of burning speeds (for BD-R media) of up to 12x.
Lite-On's drive features 8MB of cache memory, the Smart-Burn and Smart-X technologies enabling a smooth writing process and steady playback, it has LightScribe support (for labeling specially-designed discs), and delivers write speeds of 12x for BD-R (as already mentioned), 8x for BD-R DL, 2x for BD-RE (DL), 16x for DVD-R/+R, 12x for DVD-RAM, 8x for DVD-R/+R DL and DVD+RW, 6x for DVD-RW, 48x for CD-R and 24x for CD-RW.
The eHBU212 is bundled with CyberLink's Blu-ray Suite (for disc burning, backup, playback), and is set to become available later this month. You can already find it on pre-order priced as low as 155 (165 is its recommended price tag).

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