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Delkin now shipping 4X external Blu-Ray Drive writer  
Monday, September 22, 2008 | by Megan Somerville

Delkin is now shipping the Blu-Ray Drive, a new external optical media writer capable of burning BD-R discs - including the company's Archival Gold BD-R - at up to 4X speeds (it will write CD and various DVD formats as well).

The price is US$549.99 when purchased direct from Delkin. The Blu-Ray Drive is compatible with both Mac (OS X 10.5.4 and later) and Windows (XP SP2 and later).

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Feel the Burn: The Delkin Blu-Ray Drive (Photo courtesy Delkin)

More information is in the press release below.

Press Release

Poway, CA. September 22, 2008 - Delkin Devices, Inc. has just announced the release of the company's latest device - a 4x external disc drive capable of reading and writing to Blu-ray media.  Right on the heels of the company's release of its Archival Gold® Blu-ray discs, this new drive will make it much easier for photographers to make the transition to Blu-ray technology.  Though Delkin's new drive is backward compatible with all CD and DVD recordable media, using the drive with Archival Gold BD-R discs lets photographers quickly and easily preserve large quantities of data for over 200 years.

"Though we were first to market with truly archival grade BD-R discs, we noticed that there was a lack of drives available, especially drives capable of writing BD-Rs at 4x," said Kathleen Finlayson, Delkin's New Product Specialist.  "With our new drive and our Archival Gold® BD-R media, photographers will finally be able to take advantage of Blu-ray technology in archiving their images."  
 
Delkin's new external drive, which is compatible with the latest BD-R technology, matches the company's Archival Gold® BD-R 4x write speed providing users with the fastest method of archiving their images.  The drive easily attaches to desktop or laptop computers through Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and comes with recording software, a free Archival Gold® BD-R disc and a padded carrying case.  Mac users with OS 10.5.4+ do not need any software to read or write BD-R media.

"As a professional photographer, archiving your images is key," said Martin Wood, Delkin's CEO.  "With our Archival Gold® BD-R discs, we provide photographers with a means of storing data safely for over 200 years.  Now, with our new external drive, photographers can easily take advantage of the archival lifespan and large storage capacity of our media."
 
Delkin Archival Gold® Blu-ray discs feature an unprecedented 200 year longevity rating, as well as a market-leading 4x write speed.  Proprietary ScratchArmor™ scratch-proof coating protects the discs over fifty times better than typical coatings found on other optical discs, making Delkin Blu-ray the most durable on the market.
 
Go to http://www.delkin.com for more information or to purchase Delkin's 4x Blu-ray drive or Archival Gold® BD-R media.  Delkin's 4x Blu-ray drive is also available at most camera stores worldwide.  MSRP for the drive is $549.99.  For MSRP on Archival Gold® Media, please visit http://www.delkin.com/products/
archivalgold/archival-blue-ray-delkin.html.   

Delkin Devices, Inc. is based in Poway, California, and its European branch office is located in Birmingham, England. Delkin has been "Making Photography Better" since 1986. From SensorScope cleaning products and Archival Gold Media to Pop-Up Shades and Power batteries, Delkin products deliver premium quality, innovative designs and an ongoing dedication to superior customer service. Delkin Devices and its products have become worldwide industry leaders in both OEM and consumer markets. Delkin branded memory cards continue to be a leading choice among professional photographers and others passionate about digital photography.

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