ASUS 12x Blu-Ray Writer with USB 3.0

ASUS 12x Blu-Ray Writer with USB 3.0

ASUS 12x Blu-Ray Writer with USB 3.0

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Product Highlights

  • Write Speed of 12x: BD Discs
  • Write Speed of 16x: DVD-R & DVD+R
  • Write Speed of 40x: CD-R
  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • Blu-Ray 3D Support with Software
  • Included CyberLink Software
  • Unique Diamond Design
  • Supports Dual Density Media
  • Windows Vista, XP, 7, 8 Compatible
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ASUS BW-12D1S-U overview

  • 1Description

A great addition to your computer setup, the 12x Blu-Ray Writer with USB 3.0 from ASUS is an external disc burner with a unique diamond shaped design. Capable of being situated vertically or horizontally on your desktop, this optical can burn Blu-ray, DVD, and CD discs. It notably can write BD-R discs at a speed of a up to 12x, BD-R DL discs at up to 8X, BD-R LTH discs at up to 6X, BD-RE discs at up to 2X, and BD-RE DL discs at up to 2X. In addition, to help facilitate quick data transfers, the drive connects to your computer with the fast USB 3.0 interface.

Beyond burning, the drive supports Blu-ray playback on a HDCP-compliant displays Also, with the included CyberLink software, it can play Blu-ray 3D video and add 3D depth to 2D video. Plus, with lossless pass-through for Dolby Digital EX and DTS-HD (5.1 channel) sound, you can experience movies or videos with cinema-like sound and visual quality.

Blu-Ray, DVD, and CD Read Speeds
This burner writes BD-R discs at 12x, BD-R DL discs at 8x, BD-R LTH discs at 6x, BD-RE discs at 2x, and BD-RE DL discs at 2x. It can read BD-R, BD-RE, BD-ROM, BD-R DL, and BD-ROM DL discs at 8x. It can read BD-R LTH and BD-RE DL discs at 6x
DVD and CD Write Speeds
Write speeds of up to 16x for DVD-R, DVD+R and DVD+RW discs, 8x for DVD±R DL discs, 6x for DVD-RW discs, and 5x for DVD-RAM discs. Write speeds of up to 40x for CD-R discs and 24x for CD-RW discs
USB 3.0
The USB 3.0 interface connects to your computer and can transfer data at rate that is up to two times greater than USB 2.0. This interface is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports 1
3D Blu-ray Visuals
Supports Blu-ray 3D technology for life-like movie experiences with Cyberlink PowerDVD 10. Features technology to give depth to 2D video with real-time 2D-to-3D conversion with a single click of a button. It also supports DVD upscaling
Refresh Your Listening Experience
Experience crisp audio with lossless pass-through for Dolby Digital EX and DTS-HD (5.1 channels)
Blu-ray Entertainment
ASUS provides HD-like visuals via an innovative suite of advanced video enhancement technologies that deliver outstanding quality in DVD movies easily and flexibly
Software Included
To give you added fun and to get more out of this optical drive, the following software is included: Cyberlink Power2Go 7, Cyberlink PowerDVD 10 with Magic Cinema, Cyberlink PowerBackup 2.5, and Cyberlink InstantBurn 5
Unique Look and Flexible Orientation
The burner has a unique diamond-shaped design that is different from other burners. In addition, the burner can be placed either horizontally or vertically with a detachable stand
In the Box
ASUS 12x Blu-Ray Writer with USB 3.0
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • Power Cable
  • Backup Software CD
  • Limited 1-Year North American Warranty (USA, Canada & Mexico)
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    ASUS BW-12D1S-U specs

    Enclosure Type External
    Interface USB 3.0 / USB 2.0
    Mechanism Type Burner and Reader
    Disc Types Diameters: 12 cm / 8 cm
    Audio CD,Video CD,CD-I,CD-Extra,Photo CD,CD-Text,CD-ROM/XA, Multi-session CD, DVD Video, BD Video
    Media Supported Dual density media
    Write Support All discs listed under "Write Speed"
    Read Support All discs listed under "Read Speed"
    Write Speed BD-R: 12X
    BD-R(DL): 8X
    BD-R(LTH): 6X
    BD-RE: 2X
    BD-RE(DL): 2X
    DVD+R: 16X
    DVD-R: 16X
    DVD+RW: 8X
    DVD-RW: 6X
    DVD+R(DL): 8X
    DVD-R (DL): 8X
    DVD-RAM: 5X
    CD-R: 40X
    CD-RW: 24X
    Read Speed BD-R: 8X
    BD-R(LTH): 6X
    BD-RE: 8X
    BD-ROM: 8X
    BD-R(DL): 8X
    BD-RE(DL): 6X
    BD-ROM(DL): 8X
    DVD+R: 16X
    DVD-R: 16X
    DVD+RW: 12X
    DVD-RW: 12X
    DVD-ROM: 16X
    DVD+R(DL): 12X
    DVD-R(DL): 12X
    DVD-ROM(DL): 12X
    DVD-RAM: 5X
    CD-R: 40X
    CD-RW: 24X
    CD-ROM: 40X
    DVD Video Playback: 5X
    VCD Playback: 9.3X
    Audio CD Playback: 9.3X
    Write Methods BD-RE: Random Write
    BD-R: Sequential Write
    DVD+R & DVD+R (DL): Sequential Write
    DVD-R & DVD-R(DL): DAO/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 Time BD: 250 ms
    DVD: 170 ms
    CD: 150 ms
    Interface USB 2.0/USB 3.0
    Data Buffer 4MB
    Mounting Orientation Vertical and Horizontal (+5° to -5°)
    System Requirements Processor: 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 or digital output
    Operating System Windows 8
    Windows 7
    Windows Vista
    Windows XP
    Electrical Requirements Adapter Power +5V ±5%, 2A
    Environmental Conditions Temperature
    Operating: 41 to 104° F / 5 to 40° C
    Storage: -22 to 140° F / -30 to 60° C

    Operating: 15 to 80% (Non-condensing)
    Storage: 10 to 90% (Non-condensing)
    Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.6 x 6.5 x 2.5" / 243 x 165 x 63 mm
    Weight 2.5 lbs / 1.16 kg
    2.84 lbs / 1.29 kg (with stand)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.4 x 8.0 x 6.0"

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