I-O Data has extended its optical drive portfolio once again with the release of its BRP-U6C series of Portable Blu-ray XL Drives. The drives run dimensions of 140 x 147 x 19 mm (WxDxH) with a weight of about 300g.
 

I-O Data has extended its optical drive portfolio once again with the release of its BRP-U6C series of Portable Blu-ray XL Drives. The drives run dimensions of 140 x 147 x 19 mm (WxDxH) with a weight of about 300g.

One particular highlight of these portable drives is their ability to read both quad and triple layer Blu-ray XL discs at 4X speed.

There are three variants on offer within the BRP-U6C series which differ by color; BRP-U6C, BRP-U6CK and BRP-U6CR, respectively coming in color options of Pearl White, Piano Black and Oriental Red. The drives are self powered connecting via USB 2.0 and of course will read both DVDs and CDs as well.

When looking at read speeds across the board, I-O Data's BRP-U6C series can read single and double-layer Blu-ray discs at 6X speed, while BD-RE can be read at 2X. As for DVDs and CDs, they can be read at up to 8X and 24X respectively.

I-O Data is now shifting its new BRP-U6C series portable blu-ray XL Drives at a cost of 11,500 JPY (about US $140).