ASUS SBC-06D2X-U External Slim Blu-ray Combo

ASUS SBC-06D2X-U External Slim Blu-ray Combo

ASUS SBC-06D2X-U External Slim Blu-ray Combo

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Product Highlights

  • Blu-ray Reader
  • DVD / CD Writer
  • BDXL Format Support
  • Extreme 6X Blu-ray Reading Speed
  • Blu-ray 3D Support
  • 2D to 3D DVD Conversion
  • DVD Upscaling to HD 1080p
  • Dolby EX and DTS-HD (5.1 Channels)
  • 2011 iF Design Award
  • 2012 Taiwan Excellence Award
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ASUS SBC-06D2X-U overview

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The SBC-06D2X-U External Slim Blu-ray Combo from Asus is a sleek, external DVD/CD writer and Blu-ray reader for use with your computer. It's capable of reading Blu-ray discs at speeds up to 6x. It's capable of write speeds of up to 8x for DVD-R, DVD+R and DVD+RW discs. It's also capable of write speeds of up to 24x for CD-R and CD-RW discs. The SBW-06D2X-U features a USB 2.0 interface for connection to your computer.

Other features include Disc Encryption II password-controls and hidden-file function, 5.1 Dolby Digital EX and DTS-HD audio, Blu-ray photo and video support and a simplified Drag-and-Burn interface that reduces burning to 3 short steps. The SBW-06D2X-U will also upscale DVD video to 1080p and convert your 2D discs to 3D. The award-winning design allows you use it in vertical or horizontal orientation.

Note: Does not write Blu-ray discs.

BDXL Format Support
BDXL read only format allows users to read huge amount of data on a single Blu-ray disc, up to 100GB on BD-R(TL) and 128GB on BD-R(QL)
Drag-and-Burn
Friendly interface with only three simple steps to burn a disc, making the process easier than ever
2D to 3D DVD Conversion
Transform 2D video and photo into 3D effect
Best Burning Quality
Auto Tuning Power technology ensures optimized power to burn a disc with the best quality
Double the Security On-the-Go
Disc Encryption II doubles the security with password-controls and hidden-file function, protecting important user data
Blu-ray 3D Support
Blu-ray 3D video and 3D photo support
High Definition Upscaling
Magic Cinema boosts DVD video to full HD 1080p (Not included)
Flexible Dual Positioning
Vertical and horizontal two-way placement
Surround Sound Support
Dolby Digital EX and DTS-HD audio (5.1 channels)
Award Winning Design
The 2011 iF Design Award product design draws its inspiration from architectural forms, using elegant squared lines and a unique stand
UPC: 610839417193
In the Box
ASUS SBC-06D2X-U External Slim Blu-ray Combo
  • Cyberlink Power2Go 7 Software CD
  • Limited 1-Year North American Warranty (USA, Canada & Mexico)
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    ASUS SBC-06D2X-U specs

    Enclosure Type External
    Interface USB 2.0 (480 Mb/s)
    Buffer Memory 5.8 MB
    Blu-Ray Access Time 230 ms
    Blu-Ray Read Speed BD-R (SL, DL): 6x
    BD-ROM (SL, DL): 6x
    BD-RE (SL, DL): 6x
    BD-R XL (TL, QL): 4x
    BD-RE XL (TL): 2x
    DVD Access Time 180 ms
    DVD Read Speed DVD-R (SL): 8x
    DVD+R (DL): 6x
    DVD-R (DL): 6x
    DVD-RW: 8x
    DVD-ROM (DL): 6x
    DVD-RAM: 5x
    DVD-ROM (SL): 8x
    DVD+R (SL): 8x
    DVD+RW: 8x
    CD Access Time 190 ms
    CD Read Speed CD-ROM: 24x
    CD-RW: 24x
    CD-R: 24x
    Operating Temperature 41 to 104°F / 5 to 40°C
    Operating Humidity 15 to 80%
    Storage Temperature 122 to 140°F / -30 to 60°C
    Storage Humidity 10 to 90%
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 6.2 x 5.5 x 0.7" / 15.7 x 14.0 x 1.8 cm
    Weight 0.75 lb / 0.34 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.5 x 7.0 x 3.1"

    ASUS SBC-06D2X-U reviews

    SBC-06D2X-U External Slim Blu-ray Combo is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 11.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Perfectly I needed an external optical drive, so I thought this would be a good buy. It definitely is and it works perfectly. I have an iMac, so I thought I needed to go through a long setup process, but all I had to do was plug in the USB cable connecting the Asus to the iMac and open my DVD player. For some reason the directions that came with the Asus made it seem a lot more complicated than it actually was to set up. Also, when I first plugged it in, my computer had this odd window pop up asking me if I wanted to change the DVD's region. Other than those two, I'm perfectly happy with the Asus, and it works like a charm.
    Date published: 2013-10-21
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from requires 2 USB ports; unable to get it to work I purchased this drive from B&H for use with a MacBook Pro. The USB cable splits at the computer end and has two USB connectors about 2 apart. BOTH must be plugged in for the unit to work. As my MacBook's USB ports are on opposite sides of the computer, I first tried plugging the disk into my HooToo powered USB 3.0 hub. The drive would spin up and accept a DVD, but the Mac did not see the drive or the disk. I then purchased a USB extension cable and used it to connect the USB connectors to both of the Mac's USB ports. The results were the same as with the powered hub; the drive came to life but was not visible to the Mac. I am returning the unit and getting one that does not require two USB ports. Even if this unit had worked, it would be a pain to have both USB ports tied up every time I wanted to use the drive. It would mean not being able to use a mouse or to connect a hard disk.
    Date published: 2015-07-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from External Blu Ray Combo A must to back up your ultra book and then the fun starts watching those DVD's you have been meaning to watch for a long time and listening to those CD's you have not made digital.
    Date published: 2012-04-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Installation problem I just received my new order ASUS SBC-06D2X-U Blu-ray ROM today. I played a DVD with it on my desktop and it was fine; but failed on my laptop - device manager didn't detect the device. My desktop showed that SBC-06D2X-U came with a driver 6.1.7601.17514 dated 6/21/2006. I searched on internet and ASUS website, no other drivers were found. Tried many other ways, still had the same problem. Then I read the 28-page 35-language Quick Installation Guide. It was a quick guide for dummy, useless. Fortunately SBC-06D2X-U came with a CD (ASUS BD SUITE) which contained an application ATE (ASUS Turbo Engine) that fixed my problem. A note from CD: ATE incresases the connection performance between the system and the optical drive. It's a package, but not a driver. In order to run ATE, you must have a working DVD drive either connecting to your computer or use it to convert the CD contents to an ISO image then mount it to a virtual drive. I used the second method. SBC-06D2X-U must be connected to the computer while ATE is running. If it works, a msg will be displayed - SUCCESS:installed driver package! SBC-06D2X-U is beautiful but little too big for travel.
    Date published: 2012-06-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from ASUS External Slim Blu-Ray Writer Awesome Blu-Ray optical drive. Writes all current Blu-Ray formats, including 100GB to disc! Great external optical drive for the new Macs which no longer have internal optical drives!
    Date published: 2013-05-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple and easy to use Bought this after my Mac's burner bummed out. Was a much cheaper alternative to getting it fixed. Easy installation, DVD's play and burn perfectly. No complaints.
    Date published: 2012-12-26
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from SLIM BLU RAY COMBOBY ASUS I USE THIS PRODUCT FOR DVD BLU RAY OR REGULAR DVD WATCHING. THE PRODUCT IS LIGHT WEIGHT PORTABLE EASY TO USE .THE PRODUCT NEEDS TO HAVE AN UPDATED DVD/CD DISK.
    Date published: 2014-02-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far product performs as describedm Small and simple to use, takes minimal space on desk.
    Date published: 2014-06-23
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