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Sony 6x External Slim Portable Blu-ray Disc Writer with Cyberlink

B&H # SOBDXS600U Mfr # BDX-S600U
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Product Highlights
  • USB 2.0 Interface
  • BDXL Media Support
  • Dual USB Bus Power
  • Built-in Dual USB Cables
  • Integrated Cable Duct for Easy Stowage
  • Sleek Design & Ultra Light Weight
  • CyberLink Media Suite Software Included

The 6x External Slim Portable Blu-ray Disc Writer with Cyberlink from Sony is equipped with dual built-in USB 2.0 cables. Its external Blu-ray burner allows you to store up to 100GB of data on one disc and burns Blu-ray discs at 6x speed. This means that data-intensive content such as high resolution videos and large photo collections can be processed and saved quickly and easily by you, whether at home or on the go. At the same time, the BDX-S600U guarantees you the highest possible image quality, including 3D. The Y cable with dual USB ports provides you with adequate power. After use, the USB cables slide into the integrated cable duct for easy stowage, eliminating the cable chaos that you often get when you travel.

The Blu-ray disc writer is ideal for flexible media users who like to use several devices at the same time, such as a PC, notebook and netbook. Frequent travelers will appreciate this compact and elegant all-in-one burner which weighs less than 3/4 of a pound, offering access to the user's film, photo and music collection as well as the ability to store treasured personal memories immediately and for long-term access. The drive also supports the new 3 and 4 layer BDXL media with a capacity of up to 120 GB. With the BDXL media, you can save more than double the data quantity on a Blu-ray disc than with a 1 or 2 layer medium which holds 25 or 50GB. This makes it very easy for you to store extensive film collections on just a few discs. BDX-S600U also provides spectacular HD and 3D images with impressive sound quality. Another optimal feature for easy use is that the burner can be powered directly from a notebook or netbook using the integrated Y cable with dual USB ports.

The BDX-S600U writes to DVDs at up to 8 x speeds, to 1 and 2 layer BD-R media at up to 6x speed and to BD-R XL discs at up to 4x speed. The drive reads DVD media at 8 x speeds, Blu-ray discs at 6x speed and CD-ROMs at 24x speed.

The BDX-S600U comes with the CyberLink Media Suite 8 which means there is no limit to your creativity as the comprehensive software package contains numerous programmes for reproducing and individually processing videos and films as well as for fast and easy data archiving. The CyberLink Media Suite is compatible with Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP.

Can write a BD-R or BD-R dual-layer (Blu-ray) disc at 6x speed. Can also write at 4x speed on BD-R XL , BD-RE at 2x, DVD-R/+R and DVD+RW at 8x, DVD-R/+R DL and DVD-RW at 6x, DVD-RAM at 5x, CD-R at 24x and CD-RW at 16x
Equipped with 5.8MB of buffer memory & dual built-in USB 2.0 cables
Integrated cable duct for easy stowage eliminates the cable chaos that you often get when you travel
Includes CyberLink Media Suite compatible with Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP
Write Speed BD-R 6x, BD-R DL 6x, BD-R XL 4x, BD-RE 2x, BD-RE DL 2x DVD+R 8x, DVD+R DL 6x, DVD+RW 8x, DVD-R 8x, DVD-R DL 6x, DVD-RW 6x, DVD-RAM 5x, CD-R 24x, CD-RW 16x
Read Speed BD-ROM 6x, BD-R 6x, BD-R DL 6x, DVD-ROM (Single) 8x, DVD-ROM (Dual) 6x, DVD+R 8x, DVD-R 8x, DVD+RW 8x, DVD-RW 8x, DVD+R DL 6x, DVD-R DL 6x, DVD-RAM 5x, CD-ROM 24x, CD-R 24x, CD-RW 24x
Access Time BD-ROM 230ms
DVD-ROM 180ms
CD-ROM 190ms
Interface USB 2.0
Data Buffer 5.8MB
System Requirements Desktop PC

For BD Playback & Authoring
CPU: Core i7/i5/i3 series / Core 2 Extreme/Quad Series / Core 2 Duo E4300 (1.8GHz) / Core 2 Duo T5600 (1.83 GHz) / Core Duo T2400 (1.83 GHz) / Pentium D 840 (3.2 GHz) / HT Technology Pentium 4 541 (3.2 GHz) / Athlon 64 X23800+ (2 GHz) / Turion 64 X2 TL-50 (1.6 GHz) or Higher
GPU: ATI Radeon X1600 / NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT / Intel G45 or Higher
Display: HDCP-supported HDMI or DVI Video Output

For DVD Playback & Authoring or BD Data Writing
CPU: Pentium 4 (2.4 GHz) / Athlon 64 2800+ (1.8 GHz) or Higher
GPU: AGP or PCI Express Graphic Accelerator (Need to support DirectX 9.0 or Higher)

Notebook PC

For BD Playback & Authoring
CPU: Core i7/i5/i3 Mobile Series / Core 2 Extreme/Quad Mobile Series / Core 2 DuoT5600 / Core Duo T2400 / Pentium M 755 (2.0 GHz) or Higher
GPU: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400 / NVIDIA GeForce 8400M / Intel® GM45 or Higher
Display: Not Specified by the Manufacturer

For DVD Playback & Authoring or BD Data Writing
CPU: Core Duo T2300 (1.66GHz) / Core Solo T1300 (1.66GHz) / Pentium M 725 (1.6GHz)/ Turion ML-32 (1.8GHz) or Higher
GPU: Intel 915 Chipset or Higher / NVIDIA/ATI Graphic Accelerator (Need to Support DirectX 9.0 or Higher)

For General
OS: Windows XP Home Edition SP3 / Professional SP3 / Windows Vista Home Basic SP2 / Home Premium SP2 / Business SP2 / Ultimate SP2 / Windows 7 HomePremium / Professional / Ultimate
RAM: 512MB or More for Windows XP / 1GB or More for Windows Vista and Windows 7
HDD: 5~10GB Free HDD Space (25~150GB for BD Creation)
Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0) Port x 2
Internet Connection (Broadband Highly Recommend)
Electrical Requirements USB Bus Power (+5V / 1.0A)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.37 x 0.75 x 5.98" (136.5 x 19 x 152 mm)
Weight 0.728 lb (330 g)
Note: Use discs appropriate to each writing speed.
Writing on DVD-RAM Ver.1.0 (single-side with a capacity of 2.6GB) is not supported. Cartridge-type cannot be used.
System requirements not all-inclusive. External factors such as codec may affect playback ability of BD-ROM titles.
Sony 6x External Slim Portable Blu-ray Disc Writer with Cyberlink
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    Sony6x External Slim Portable Blu-ray Disc Writer with Cyberlink
     
    4.7

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to install (13)
    • Highly compatible (12)
    • Quiet (12)
    • Fast (10)
    • Reliable (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • High-end multimedia (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Frequent user (8), Infrequent user (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (7), Personal (6)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      WORKS GREAT ON A MAC!!!

      I was hesistant in buying this because oddly enough NO REVIEWS anywhere online comment on wether it works with a mac. And seeing as the box of the product and all online info doesn't...Read complete review

      I was hesistant in buying this because oddly enough NO REVIEWS anywhere online comment on wether it works with a mac. And seeing as the box of the product and all online info doesn't indicate either... i wasn't sure how this blu-ray burner would work out. IT WORKS PERFECT ON A MAC. The software it comes with does not. But the mac reads it as an external disc burner and COMPERSSOR or ADOBE ENCORE or DVD STUDIO PRO (even though that program doesn't currently burn blu-ray) reads the burner fine.

      I have burned 5 discs so far and so good!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Couldn't fully test this unit

      I bought this unit to replace a defective BD-DL burner from another manufacturer and to allow for expansion to BD-XL burning in the future. In addition, it was compatible with Toast 11 Titanium which...Read complete review

      I bought this unit to replace a defective BD-DL burner from another manufacturer and to allow for expansion to BD-XL burning in the future. In addition, it was compatible with Toast 11 Titanium which I had purchased for the previous burner.

      There are several good news/bad news things about this unit: 1) It doesn't need an external power supply but it doesn't ALLOW one, either, taking all its power from the TWO REQUIRED USB cables; 2) When I plug it in to my MacBook Pro it's immediately recognized and brings up Toast but it also brings up a dialogue box for an added keyboard. 3) It's not COMPLETELY compatible with Toast: burning a 25GB disk seems to go perfectly but burning a 50GB disk doesn't also catalogue the disk and even though Toast reconizes it as a BD-XL burner it doesn't allow me to select an XL disk as output.

      I can only give this unit three stars because I couldn't try it out on a Windows computer with the included Windows software.

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      5.0

      6x External Slim Portable Blu-ray Disc W

      By Edwin

      from Pennsylvania

      About Me Infrequent User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Fast
      • Highly Compatible
      • Quiet
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony 6x External Slim Portable Blu-ray Disc Writer with Cyberlink:

          The Sony Blu-Ray USB external drive was easily recognized by Windows 7 and my back up software ImgBurn. Hope to make a System backup of my laptop and desktop with this product soon!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          Great product

          By bp

          from chicago

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Fast
          • Highly Compatible
          • Quiet
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony 6x External Slim Portable Blu-ray Disc Writer with Cyberlink:

              6x External Slim Portable Blu-ray Disc Writer with Cyberlink by Sony-highly recommeded!

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              5.0

              Does what it says it does!

              By Dave

              from South Africa

              About Me Frequent User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Highly Compatible
              • Quiet
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • HD Video
                • High-End Multimedia

                Comments about Sony 6x External Slim Portable Blu-ray Disc Writer with Cyberlink:

                I use this BluRay writer on my iMac (64bit windows 7) for burning HD Wedding films to BluRay.

                It works well - No problems!

                Its nice and compact, quiet and does the job.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                3.0

                Couldn't fully test this unit

                By VMMan

                from Coram, NY

                About Me Infrequent User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Fast
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sony 6x External Slim Portable Blu-ray Disc Writer with Cyberlink:

                    I bought this unit to replace a defective BD-DL burner from another manufacturer and to allow for expansion to BD-XL burning in the future. In addition, it was compatible with Toast 11 Titanium which I had purchased for the previous burner.

                    There are several good news/bad news things about this unit: 1) It doesn't need an external power supply but it doesn't ALLOW one, either, taking all its power from the TWO REQUIRED USB cables; 2) When I plug it in to my MacBook Pro it's immediately recognized and brings up Toast but it also brings up a dialogue box for an added keyboard. 3) It's not COMPLETELY compatible with Toast: burning a 25GB disk seems to go perfectly but burning a 50GB disk doesn't also catalogue the disk and even though Toast reconizes it as a BD-XL burner it doesn't allow me to select an XL disk as output.

                    I can only give this unit three stars because I couldn't try it out on a Windows computer with the included Windows software.

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                    5.0

                    great Blu-ray for apple laptops

                    By joshua mark

                    from barberton, OH

                    About Me Heavy Duty User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Burning media

                      Comments about Sony 6x External Slim Portable Blu-ray Disc Writer with Cyberlink:

                      I have used this product to watch and burn bluRay media. The unit is sleek and slim; fits perfectly in my laptop case. I would recommend this unit to any editor using the adobe suite to burn HD video. works flawlessly. :-)

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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                      5.0

                      Easy set up!!!!!

                      By Landmark Moments

                      from Syracuse, NY

                      About Me Frequent User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install
                      • Fast
                      • Highly Compatible

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Burning video

                        Comments about Sony 6x External Slim Portable Blu-ray Disc Writer with Cyberlink:

                        I am a wedding videography who spent lots of time looking at reviews on Blu-ray burner/player. The one thing I worried most was the ability to install the device to my computer. Very easy to do and very easy to use. I burned a Blu-ray disc just minutes after setting it up on my computer. The images were great. Im excited to have this product for my buisness.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        5.0

                        Great compact Blu-Ray writer

                        By Bud

                        from Prairie Village, Kansas

                        About Me Infrequent User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Install
                        • Fast
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Quiet
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • High-End Multimedia

                          Comments about Sony 6x External Slim Portable Blu-ray Disc Writer with Cyberlink:

                          I needed a Blu-ray writer to burn the shows I produce in Proshow Producer. The Blu-ray makes a lot of difference in the finished product. The Sony Slim is so compact it will fit in your laptop bag and it runs off of the usb ports on the laptop.
                          I would recommend it.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          4.0

                          good product

                          By gainzer

                          from columbia, sc

                          About Me Infrequent User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Sony 6x External Slim Portable Blu-ray Disc Writer with Cyberlink:

                              so far so good.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              5.0

                              exellent drive

                              By Julio from Brooklyn

                              from Brooklyn, New York

                              About Me Frequent User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Install
                              • Fast
                              • Highly Compatible
                              • Quiet
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                              • Expensive

                              Best Uses

                              • High-End Multimedia

                              Comments about Sony 6x External Slim Portable Blu-ray Disc Writer with Cyberlink:

                              very convinient and very light..witch can fit anywhere...

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great writer

                              By Eddie

                              from Hollywood, Florida

                              About Me Frequent User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Install
                              • Fast
                              • Highly Compatible
                              • Quiet
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • High-End Multimedia

                                Comments about Sony 6x External Slim Portable Blu-ray Disc Writer with Cyberlink:

                                I read another review that said this writer works fine with a MacBook. Since I am brand loyal to Sony and the price was fair I bought it and it indeed works fine with my MacBook. The software does not work as it is for PC but the MacBook recognizes the device. I create Blu-ray via Final Cut and Compressor and author with Encore (Apple for some reason does not support Bluray for authoring) so all is well. I have only burned a few discs so far but there were no errors and everything went great.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business

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                                5.0

                                Excellent BD Authoring Solution

                                By Don The Liberal Democrat

                                from Kearns, Utah

                                About Me Heavy Duty User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Install
                                • Highly Compatible
                                • Quiet
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                • Slow

                                Best Uses

                                • High-End Multimedia
                                • Music Video Production
                                • Personal Services Promo

                                Comments about Sony 6x External Slim Portable Blu-ray Disc Writer with Cyberlink:

                                I needed to develop a BluRay writing solution for an older (Pentium 4) computer running Windows XP Pro. This Sony external disc writer provided an excellent solution. There are a couple of small problems which can be solved at the time of ordering. I would recommend that you purchase 2 USB A male to A female extension cables. I found the cables a little short to connect to the USB ports on my computer.

                                With an older computer, block out a large block of time for rendering and writing of BluRay discs. If your project is relatively long (over 15 minutes), you might want to either go out to lunch or catch a nap.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Excellent Blue Ray writer

                                By Andy

                                from Vero Beach, FL

                                About Me Frequent User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Install
                                • Highly Compatible
                                • Quiet

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Sony 6x External Slim Portable Blu-ray Disc Writer with Cyberlink:

                                    I just upgraded my video equipment to film in HD, and this was a pivotal piece of equipment in getting this done. I film sports mostly, and am very impressed with this writer. I edit on Sony software so I found that it works better to use Sony products throughout the entire process, and so far (knock on wood) I have not been proven wrong!

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business

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                                    4.0

                                    Works fine, two short cables.

                                    By Patrick

                                    from Indiana

                                    About Me Frequent User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Install
                                    • Fast
                                    • Great software included
                                    • Highly Compatible
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                    • Two very short USB cables

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Make BluRay disks

                                    Comments about Sony 6x External Slim Portable Blu-ray Disc Writer with Cyberlink:

                                    It works like it should. I very much like the software that came with it. That software replaced my expensive software. You must have a way to plug two USB cables into your computer using cords less than a foot long. Mine has to sit on the floor to work. You can not just plug them into a powered USB extension. It will not work.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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                                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    WORKS GREAT ON A MAC!!!

                                    By kevinklar

                                    from seattle, wa.

                                    About Me Frequent User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Install
                                    • Fast
                                    • Highly Compatible
                                    • Quiet
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Sony 6x External Slim Portable Blu-ray Disc Writer with Cyberlink:

                                        I was hesistant in buying this because oddly enough NO REVIEWS anywhere online comment on wether it works with a mac. And seeing as the box of the product and all online info doesn't indicate either... i wasn't sure how this blu-ray burner would work out. IT WORKS PERFECT ON A MAC. The software it comes with does not. But the mac reads it as an external disc burner and COMPERSSOR or ADOBE ENCORE or DVD STUDIO PRO (even though that program doesn't currently burn blu-ray) reads the burner fine.

                                        I have burned 5 discs so far and so good!

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Not the fastest unit but I am happy

                                        By tunin

                                        from NYC

                                        About Me Frequent User

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Install
                                        • Quiet

                                        Cons

                                        • Slow

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Sony 6x External Slim Portable Blu-ray Disc Writer with Cyberlink:

                                          I am happy with this purchase. I got what I was looking for. Works on my macbook pro.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal

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