Sony’s New Portable Blu-ray Writer Does 6X On Single-Layer Discs

Sure, writing to discs seems kind of retro at this point, but it’s still a seriously effective backup technique if you’re willing to lay out the cash. The new BDX-S500U does 6X on single-layer media and 4X on dual-layer. That means you could lay down a 25GB disc in about 20 minutes. No price on the drive, yet, but you better believe those dual-layer BD-Rs aren’t coming cheap.