It is not often we see announcements regarding external DVD writers. Optical media is much less popular as it was even a few years ago. Well ASUS has a new External DVD writer in their SDRW-08U5S-U. This portable optical drive is the thinnest form factor in its class at 13mm. There is a hidden stand that allows you to have the drive in either horizontal or vertical placement. The drive will be available in Mellow Metallic, Dusty Rose, and Bright Berry color options.
Today we’ll be looking at a Blu-ray burner. Not just any normal looking burner, but one that has some style. Blu-ray discs are certainly becoming more and more popular with every month passing, so is it really worth buying a Blu-ray player for your home theatre or is it more economical to put a Blu-ray burner in your HTPC? Read on further to see if this high end burner will do the trick for you.
When it comes to choosing an optical drive sometimes it can be hard. A lot of people just choose the cheapest drive, but that is not always the best route. Today we will be looking at a new combo drive from ASUS that allows for Blu-ray playback and DVD/CD burning. It also has some really cool features like being able to encrypt your burnt discs with 128-bit encryption, True Theater High Definition which boosts DVD playback quality and Optimal Tuning Strategy which will perform a test before really burning a disc to generate an optimal burning strategy for the best burning quality. Let’s see if the BC-08B1ST Blu-ray Combo Drive is right for you.