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ASUS SBW-06D2X-U External Slim USB Blu-ray Writer with BDXL Support

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About this product


  • Stylish Blu-ray writer with ‘Extreme 6X’ writing technology
  • Compact and portable, with horizontal and vertical positioning with stand
  • USB interface optical drive means this writer can be used with desktop and laptop computers

Product overview

• Stylish Blu-ray writer with ‘Extreme 6X’ writing technology
• Compact and portable, with horizontal and vertical positioning with stand
• USB interface optical drive means this writer can be used with desktop and laptop computers
• Elegant design with squared lines for a well-finished look
• Compatible with an array of readable and writable CD, DVD and Blu-ray formats
• BDXL format support lets you burn large amounts of data on a single disc, up to 128GB
• With support for 3D technology, you can immerse yourself in Blu-ray movies
• Auto tuning technology ensures the best quality writing when creating a disc
• Disc encryption, password controls and hidden file functionality gives you peace of mind when creating disks with personal data
• Simple three step process when creating a disc, which makes the disk creation process quicker than ever
• Includes Cyberlink Power2Go and Turbo engine software for maximum compatibility with your computer when reading or writing disks
• M-Disc compatible

Why would I need this external Blu-ray drive?
With the ASUS external slim Blu-ray writer, you can read and write data to large capacity Blu-ray discs, with the potential to hold between 25GB to 100GB of data, from a connected computer. Discs of this size are ideal for media applications or backups. CDs and DVDs can also be written and read using this external drive.

How do I connect the drive to my computer?
The ASUS Blu-ray Writer uses a USB 2.0 interface that offers two USB connectors. One of these connectors is used for the transfer of data between the drive and connected computer. The second USB connector is to supply the Blu-ray drive with power, so no additional external power supplies are needed.
This makes the drive extremely portable. It can be used with laptop or notebook computers, which is ideal if your device lacks the ability to read or write any optical media.

How fast can this drive read or write discs?
The ASUS external Blu-ray writer has a maximum read and write speeds of 6x for Blu-ray discs, 8x for DVDs and 24x for CDs.
The 6x technology used with this external drive makes it possible to create a 25GB Blu-ray disc in approximately 23.39 min*.

*Based on writing time for a 25GB BD-R (single layer) disc.

Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nice piece of hardware, shame about the included Windows software. Specifically, Cyberlink Power2Go Blu Ray burning software. This will not burn Blu Ray discs, and keeps terminating with the message "Power2Go8.exe has stopped working." (!) This on a fully up-to-date Window 7 PC. Fortunately, my main OS is Linux, and the K3b program has no problems burning Blu Ray discs on this drive.
Date published: 2017-01-17
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Blu-ray Writer

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Operating Specifications

Supported Format:

Audio CD
Video CD
Photo CD
Multi session CD
BD Video
DVD Video

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Can it play shop bought blu rays?

Asked by: Catmum
Yes it can
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-11-21

Can it just play dvds we don't want to burn?

Asked by: Catmum
Yes this would work fine to read discs too.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-11-21

Is this burner compatible with windows 10?

Asked by: MDiscuser
Yes, I am pleased to advise this will be suitable for Windows 10
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2017-08-28

Is this compatible with MacBook Pro?

Asked by: Pinkmyuu
Yes this would work fine on a Mac as long as you have 2 USB ports available.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-08-11

Can it burn to M disc? (the super-longlife ones)

Asked by: Marky Mark
Yes, this unit is listed in the M-Disc compatibility chart
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-04-07

is playback via USB only - my TV has HDMI, component or scart input only, if usb output only, is there a practical way round this? If not this machine, any suggestions?

Asked by: chris
This is a USB drive for connection to a PC, if you want to play Blu-ray discs on a TV then simply purchase a Blu-ray player.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-11-19
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