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It is a slim external Blu-ray Disc combo drive, capable of reading & writing/rewriting a variety of optical disc formats.

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The ASUS SBC-04D1S-U is a slim external Blu-ray Disc combo drive, capable of reading & writing/rewriting a variety of optical disc formats. Users can connect this drive to their PC via USB 2.0. This Blu-ray drive is not capable of writing to recordable Blu-ray Discs, but can read them at 4.8X speed. The ASUS SBC-04D1S-U is also capable of writing single or dual layer DVDs, with a max speed of 8X for DVD±R and DVD+RW, 6X for DVD-RW and 4X for DVD±R DL. CD-Rs can be written at 24X, while CD-RWs can be rewritten at 16X. This external drive can be mounted vertically or horizontally, and includes a stand to maximize the stability of the drive. The included Cyberlink software package allows users to manually adjust the brightness level of the external blue light, plus encrypt discs for added security. The ASUS SBC-04D1S-U is compatible with Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista. Pricing is not yet available.

Features
  • DVD±R: 8X
  • DVD-RW: 6X
  • DVD+RW: 8X
  • DVD±R(DL): 4X
  • CD-R: 24X
  • CD-RW: 16X
  • DVD-RAM: 5X
  • Access time BD: 240 MS
  • Access time DVD/CD: 200 MS
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0
  • Color: Black
  • Cyberlink software package
  • Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista
  • Dimensions & weight: 157x142x21 mm, 412g
Post Review
Gunnar Forsgren
11/30/2009 06:23

Make sure to equip yourself with Drive Power Manager

http://www.drivepowermanager.com

so you can enable this drive's low speed range (1.2x).
This is the key to silent Blu-ray playback until ASUS eventually issues some patch to its SW suite that manages this transparently to the user. That tool is a 21 day trial after which you need to pay some 12 Euros to continue a worry-free life. I'm not posting this to tout that utility, but rather to help ASUS avoid excessive returns.

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