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 3.0 Standard-B
Number of Ports
1
Data Transfer Ratess
Max. 5Gbps (USB 3.0 mode),
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Max. 480Mbps (USB 2.0 mode)
Other
Dimensions (WxHxD)
160 x 220 x 50mm
Weight
1.2Kg
Client OS
Windows®7 (64/32-bit), Windows
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Vista®(64/32-bit), Windows® XP
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(SP2 or later)
Operating Environment
5-35°C
Power Consumption (Max.)
Max 24W
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
Product Part Numbers
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BR3D-12U3
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Passive polarized 3D
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Active shutter 3D
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ZALMAN
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ZM-M215W
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LG W2363D
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Acer GD245HQbid
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Monitor Accessories
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NVIDIA 3D Vision
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NVIDIA GeForce GT240, GTX 480, 470
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Intel H55, H57 *Chipset
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NVIDIA GeForce GT240, GTX 480, 470
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*DXVA Enabled
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Intel Pentium 4541 or faster core i5,
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i3 AMD Athlon 64 x 2 3800 or faster
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Intel Pentium 4 541 or faster AMD Athlon
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64 X2 3800 or faster * DXVA Enabled
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2GB or above
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2GB or above
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Windows 7
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Windows 7
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Passive polarized 3D
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Active shutter 3D
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ZALMAN
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ZM-M215WGD
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LGW 2363D
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Acer GD245HQbid
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Monitor Accessories
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NVIDIA 3D Vision
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NVIDIA
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(Essential Requirements)
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GeForce 7600 GT, 7800 GTX 512,
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7900 GX2, 7900 GTX, 7950 GX2
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(Recommended Requirements)
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GeForce 8400, 8500, 8600, 8800,
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9400, 9600, 9800 GeForce GTX 260,
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280, 290, 470, 480 GeForce GT 240
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AMD
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(Essential Requirements)
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ATI Radeon X1600, X1800, X1900
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(Recommended Requirements)
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ATI Radeon HD 2400, 2600, 2900,
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3400, 3600, 3800, 4600, 4800, 5000
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Intel
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965, G33, G35, G45, H55, H57 *Chipset
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NVIDIA
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(Essential Requirements)
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GeForce 7600 GT, 7800 GTX 512,
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7900 GX2, 7900 GTX, 7950 GX2
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(Recommended Requirements)
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GeForce 8400, 8500, 8600, 8800,
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9400, 9600, 9800
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GeForce GTX 260, 280, 290, 470, 480
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GeForce GT 240
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Intel Pentium D 950 or faster Core 2
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Duo E6700 or faster AMD Athlon 64 X2
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3800 or faster
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Intel Pentium D 950 or faster AMD
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Athlon 64 X2 3800 or faster
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1GB or above
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1GB or above
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Windows 7
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Windows 7

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1,375 MB
16-04-2014
1.0
up to Windows 7 32/64bit
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