ASUS BW-12D1S-U external Blu-ray writer


While Blu-ray might now be the standard medium of choice for the playback of HD movies, the high capacities available on a Blu-ray disc makes its suitable as a backup medium as well, and this is where ASUS comes in to fill that need with its new BW-12D1S-U external Blu-ray writer.

The external Blu-ray writer is designed for users who wish to both play and backup content on their computers, and uses a USB 3.0 connection for 12X Blu-ray writing to ensure a faster date of data transfer as opposed to the current USB 2.0 standard. As a bonus, the BW-12D1S-U also comes with built-in 3D support, 2D to 3D conversion and DVD video upscaling, making it a versatile option for PC-based high definition content consumption.


BW-12D1S-U specifications

Write speed

12X BD-R, 8X BD-R(DL), 6X BD-R(LTH), 2X BD-RE(DL)

Read speed

8X BD-R(DL), 8X BD-RE, 6X BD-R(LTH), 2X BD-RE(DL), 8X BD-ROM(DL), 6X BD-= RE(DL)


USB 3.0