IMG 0130 ASUS SBW 06C1S U Blu ray Writer Review

Still relying on optical media as your form of backup? Not enough storage capacity on CD and DVD media? Perhaps it is time to make the jump to Blu-ray with ASUS’ latest affordable external Blu-ray burner, the SBW-06C1S-U.

IMG 0130 ASUS SBW 06C1S U Blu ray Writer Review

With a number of attractive-looking and high performance optical storage devices under its belt, ASUS has started to offer solutions for users wanting an external optical drive. Today, we will be taking a look at ASUS’ external SBW-06C1S-U Blu-ray writer.

This slim yet elegant looking writer features:

  • BD Write Speed of up to 6x,
  • DVD Write Speed of up to 8x,
  • CD write Speed of up to 24x,
  • a data buffer of 8MB, and
  • a USB 2.0 interface

Detailed specifications:

 ColorBlack 
 Read SpeedBD-R: 6 X
BD-RE: 4 X
BD-ROM: 6 X
BD-R(DL): 4 x
BD-RE(DL): 4 X
BD-ROM(DL): 4 X
DVD+R: 8 X
DVD-R: 8 X
DVD+RW: 8 X
DVD-RW: 8 X
DVD-ROM: 8 X
DVD+R(DL): 6 X
DVD-R(DL): 6 X
DVD-ROM(DL): 6 X
DVD-RAM: 5 X
CD-R: 24 X
CD-RW: 24 X
CD-ROM: 24 X
BDMV playback: 2 X
DVD video playback: 4 X
VCD playback: 16 X
Audio CD Playback: 10 X
 Write SpeedBD-R: 6X
BD-R(LTH): 6X
BD-RE: 2X
BD-R(DL): 4X
DVD-R: 8X
DVD+R: 8X
DVD+RW: 8X
DVD-RW: 6X
DVD+R(DL): 4X
DVD-R (DL): 4X
DVD-RAM: 5X
CD-R: 24X
CD-RW: 16X
 Writing ModeBD-RE: Random Write
BD-R: Sequential Write
DVD+R & DVD+R (DL): Sequential Write
DVD-R & DVD-R(DL): Incremental Recording
DVD+RW: Random Write
DVD-RW: DAO/Restricted Overwrite/Incremental Recording
DVD-RAM: Random Write
CD-R/RW: DAO/TAO/SAO/Packet Write
 Access TimeBD: 240 ms
DVD: 240 ms
CD: 230 ms
DVD-RAM: 120 ms
 InterfaceUSB 2.0
 Data Buffer8MB
 OS CompatibiltyWindows 7
Windows Vista
Windows XP
 System RequirementProcessor: Pentium D 945(3.4GHz) or higher
Memory: 1GB or more is recommended
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT or ATI X1600 series or above
Use HDCP Compatible display and VGA card to High Definition digital output
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Cyberlink Power2Go
Cyberlink InstantBurn
Cyberlink PowerBackup
TurboEngine
BluTuner