BR3D-12U3 : USB 3.0 12x Blu-ray™ Writer
Connect to Blu-ray™ for the ultimate HD experience
The Buffalo USB 3.0 12x Blu-ray™ Writer offers exceptional Blu-ray™ playback and burning performance.
The Buffalo USB 3.0 12x Blu-ray™ Writer (BR3D-12U3) is ideal for users seeking the best playback and burning performance of Blu-ray™ discs, DVDs, or CDs on their PCs. By upgrading your computer to a high-speed USB 3.0 12x Blu-ray™ Writer, you can write up to 50GB, on a double layer Blu-ray™ disc. With such impressive burn speeds, you can easily backup huge volumes of videos, photos and music.
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Easy Installation

Simply plug the external USB 3.0 12X Blu-ray™ Writer into your computer via a USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port – and start using immediately.

Exceptionally fast burn speeds

The Blu-ray™ drive is capable of up to a very high 12x Blu-ray™ write speed using a USB 3.0 connection, or up to 6x Blu-ray™ write speed on a USB 2.0 connection and with the support of TurboUSB® technology.

Ultimate HD viewing experience

Install the CyberLink Media Suite Software to start burning and playing Blu-ray™ Discs/Movies. The bundled Cyberlink software can convert regular movies into 3D or upscale your standard DVDs and video files to high HD quality – for the ultimate HD viewing experience.

Optical media formats

The USB 3.0 12x Blu-ray™ Writer is backwards compatible with DVD & CD formats so you only need one device with your computer for all optical media.

Upgrading to Blu-ray

Upgrade your computer to 12x speed with an external USB 3.0 12x Blu ray™ Writer.

New 3D technology

Supports the latest Blu-ray™ 3D technology and converts your ordinary movies into a more dramatic viewing experience.

CyberLink Media Suite

Suite includes a bundle of seven software applications: PowerDirector Video Editor; PowerProducer HD Video Capture, Authoring and Burning for DVD and Blu-ray; PowerDVD Video Player; Power2Go DVD Authoring and Burning; PowerBackup, Instant Burn Packet Writer; and MediaShow Presentation.

USB Interface
Standard Compliance
USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
Connector Type
USB 3 Type B
USB 2.0 Ports
0
USB 3.0 Ports
1
Data Transfer Rates
Max: 5 Gb/s
Other
Dimensions
160 x 220 x 50mm
Power Supply
External AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Weight
1.2Kg
Operating Environment
5-35°C, 20-80% (non-condensing)
Power Consumption (Max.)
24 Watts
Client OS
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Blu-ray™ Read / Write Speeds
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Read / Write speed
BD-R SL
8x / 12x
BD-R DL
8x / 12x
BD-RE SL
8x / 2x
BD-RE DL
6x / 2x
DVD Read / Write Speeds
-
Read / Write speed
DVD-R SL
16x / 16x
DVD-R DL
12x / 8x
DVD+R SL
16x / 16x
DVD+R DL
12x / 8x
DVD-RW
12x / 6x
DVD+RW
12x / 8x
DVD-RAM
5x / 5x
CD Read / Write Speeds
-
Read / Write speed
CD-ROM
40x / 40x
CD-RW
24x / 24x
Product Part Numbers
Product Code
BR3D-12U3
Blu-ray™ playback requirement
CPU
PentiumD 3.2GHz or faster (Intel Core2Duo 1.5GHz, AMD Athlon Turion 64 x 2 (1.8GHz) or faster recommended)
RAM
512MB (1GB or above is recommended)
Graphics Card
Nvidia GeForce 7600GT/ 7900GT 256MB forceware 92.92 or later, ATI X1800/ X1900 256MB, Catalyst 6.7 or later
Display
HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection) compliant display for digital output
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There are no restrictions using D-sub analogue connection
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For True Theater™ 3D Playback Requirements and Blu-ray 3D Playback Requirements please refer to the datasheet.

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File Post date Version OS Support Notes  
CD iso image
1,375 MB
29-07-2015
1.0
up to Windows 7 32/64bit
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