BC-08B1ST Drive Overview
There really isn’t much when it comes to an optical drive. ASUS has gone with a black bezel on the drive. Most drives are coming this way because of the popularity of black cases these days. The front of the drive is pretty simple with Blu-ray and ASUS logos on the front. Like all new optical drives this is a SATA drive.
Getting the drive installed is pretty simple. We installed the drive in a Thermaltake Element T case, so it went right in and we connected the power and SATA connections on the back.
ASUS’s packages this drive with their Blu-ray Disc suite which includes many Cyberlink products including PowerDVD (BD Edition), InstantBurn, PowerBackup and Power2Go. With these products you can pretty much do everything you will need to with the drive.
Once you have everything installed you are able to open the suite up and everything is nicely organized for you. This makes it easy if you are not very familiar with the Cyberlink products.