I-O Data has unveiled its latest Blu-ray Writer that is expected to be released on the Japanese Market early next month. The new BRD-U8S external Blu-ray Burner has the capability to write in a few different formats such as 8x for BD-R (SL/DL), 2x for BD-RE, 16x for DVD-R/+R, 12x for DVD-RAM, 8x for DVD-R/+R DL and DVD+RW, 6x for DVD-RW, 48x for CD-R and 24x for CD-RW. It also supports 3D Blu-ray support but its maximum burning capability is 8x. It has 4MB of buffer, measures 158 (W) x 220 (D) x 50 (H) mm, weighs in at 1.2kg and can be installed either horizontally or vertically. It works with a USB 2.0 port and is expected to go on sale for a mere $233 on the Japanese Market, no information was announced for the BRD-U8S on the US Market.