BRD-SH12B claims to be the world fastest Blu-ray burner, offering 12X speed for Blu-ray disc writer. The BRD-SH12B Blu-ray writer is using Hitachi-LG’s optical unit, capable of using SATA interface and has 4MB of buffer memory.
As for the writing media, I-O Data’s BRD-SH12B could writes on single layer and dual layer BR-R, up to 12X speed and BD-RE at 2X. The BRD-SH12B could also burn DVD media up to 16X and CD-R/RW at 48X.
It will be available in Japan by second half of March 2010.
Price = JPY28,500.- [ more info from I-O Data Japan here ]