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ASUS SBC-04D1S-U External Slim Blu-ray Combo Drive Review

Blu-ray devices are slowing becoming more and more popular, especially as prices come down. Many computer users who are looking for a Blu-ray drive can easily find an internal drive for their desktop, but what if they want one for their laptop? How about one that works on both their desktop and laptop? This is where ASUS’s SBC-04D1S-U External Slim Blu-ray Combo Drive comes in. This slim external drive connects to any computer via USB and allows you to play Blu-ray media as well as burn CD’s and DVD’s. Let’s check it out!

Special thanks to ASUS for providing us with the SBC-04D1S-U External Slim Blu-ray Combo Drive to review!

Specifications
Access time:
– BD: 240 MS
– DVD: 200 MS
– CD: 200 MS
Writing Modes:
– DVD-R & DVD-R(DL): DAO(Disc-At-Once)/Incremental Recording (Multi-Border Recording)
– DVD-RW & DVD-RW (DL): DAO(Disc-At-Once)/Restricted Overwriting/Incremental Recording (Multi-Border Recording)
– DVD+R & DVD+R (DL): Sequential Recording (Multi-Session Recording)
– DVD+RW & DVD+RW (DL): Random Recording
– CD-R/RW: DAO(Disc-At-Once)/TAO(Track-At-Once)/SAO(Session-At-Once)/Packet Recording (Multi-Session Recording)
O/S Compatibility: XP compatible, Vista compatible
Interface: USB2.0
Data Buffer: 2 MB
Bundle Software: Cyberlink
Disc Formats:
– Write: DVD+/-RW,DVD+/-R,CD-R,CD-RW,DVD-RAM
– Read: BD-ROM,BD-R,BD-RE,DVD-ROM,DVD+/-RW,DVD+/-R,Photo CD,CD-DA,CD-Extra,CD-Text,CD-R,CD-RW,DVD-RAM
Disc Diameters: 12cm/8cm
MTBF: 60,000 Power On Hours
Operating Duty Cycle (Read): 10 % POH
Operating Duty Cycle (Write): 2 % POH
Mounting Orientation: Vertical and Horizontal ( +5 ° ~ -5 °)
Dimension(WxHxD): 157x142x21 mm (W x D x H)
Weight: 412 g
Power Requirements: DC+5V ±5%,DC+12V ±10 %
Temperature: Operating: 5℃ to 40℃
Storage: -30℃ to 60℃

Packaging
The SBC-04D1S-U comes in a nice colorful package that has a picture of the unit on the front and a list of features on the back.

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Opening the retail package up we can see that everything inside is nicely packaged. Getting everything out of the package we have the SBC-04D1S-U unit, stand, USB Y cable, software CD and quick install guide.

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Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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