Sony Electronics has rolled out its very first internal Blu-ray Disc ROM Drive dubbed BDU-X10S for the computer aftermarket in India. The BDU-X10S is claimed to be an affordably-priced option for users who want to upgrade their desktop to a Blu-ray player, which also possesses the ability to play DVDs and CDs.

ony’s new Blu-ray Disc ROM Drive includes CyberLink’s PowerDVD BD Edition software for playback of commercial movie titles, recorded Blu-ray Disc home videos, DVD-ROMs and CD-ROMs. In addition, it also supports playback of recorded Blu-ray Discs in MPEG-2 or H.264 format, standard DVD-Video discs or recorded DVDs encoded with MPEG-2 or AVCHD formats.

The internal drive has the ability to enable faster and easier transfer of data or videos through its high-speed Serial ATA (SATA) interface. Its standard 5.25-inch form factor makes possible easy installation in desktop PCs running Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows XP operating systems and is an apt alternative for an existing DVD-ROM drive.

The BDU-X10S can not only play back commercial Blu-ray movies, but can also play personally created Blu-ray content. Users can watch commercial Blu-ray movies on computers that bundle an HDCP-compliant graphics card offering DVI or HDMI connections, HDCP-compliant computer display, and software that supports BD-ROM playback.

The other technical specifications of the BDU-X10S are:

8x DVD ROM (Read Only)

24X CD-ROM (Read Only)

Data Buffer size of 4MB

Measures: 5.25″x1.63″x7.0″

Can be installed vertically and horizontally

Currently the Sony BDU-X10S Blu-ray Disc ROM Drive is available in India via Rashi Peripherals and its branches throughout India at an MRP of Rs 16,950 and is packed with a one-year warranty.