ASUS has announced their new external slim DVD and Blu-ray drives for mobile users who are carrying a thin and light notebook PC. On top of that, the manufacturer also launched their latest ROG G73Jh gaming laptop that is powered by Intel Core i7 processor, ATI Radeon HD5870 graphics, and up to 8GB of DDR3 memory.
Taipei, Taiwan, February 11, 2009 – Powered by USB 2.0 connection, the new ASUS SBC-06D1S-U and the ASUS SDR-08D1-U slim-type external optical disc drives are designed to provide optimized reading and writing capabilities.
ASUS SBC-06D1S-U—Fastest Speeds and Innovative Video Enhancement
The ASUS SBC-06D1S-U external slim-type optical disc drive performs at six times the standard Blu-ray reading speed. It features True Theater High Definition (TTHD) technology that delivers HD quality for DVD playback on PC-based home theater systems.
With disc encryption, it can protect an entire disc or even individual files with a pre-determined password. Additionally, users can choose to hide files to prevent data from being tampered with.
The intuitive drag and burn interface that accompanies the new drive takes the hassle out of data backup and media storage. Extremely easy to pick up and use, the interface reduces what would traditionally be a six-step process down to just three easy steps.
ASUS SDR-08D1-U—Extreme Mobility and Environmental Awareness
The ASUS SDR-08D1-U features an ergonomic top-loading design and utilizes the E-Green engine, which automatically shuts down drive activity when the drive is idle for two minutes or more. Users can even track power savings via the included E-Green application.
The ASUS SDR-08D1-U also comes with the E-Media software routine, which boosts reading and copying performance. E-Media automatically detects the user’s needs based on the in-drive media, optimizing performance for each given task. Users thus benefit from significantly reduced spinning noise as well as faster copy speeds.