Wednesday, September 26, 2018
ReviewsStorage

ASUS SBC-06D1S-U External Slim Blu-ray Combo Drive Review

Last year we took a look at ASUS’s first external Blu-ray combo drive, the SBC-04D1S-U.  It was the perfect external combo drive for a laptop or desktop and received a perfect 10 out of 10 score in our testing.  ASUS has updated the SBC-04D1S-U with faster Blu-ray read speeds and a few other features.  They are calling this new combo drive the SBC-06D1S-U.  Let’s see if ASUS can make this drive any better than the previous drive we tested!

Special thanks to ASUS providing us with the SBC-06D1S-U External Slim Blu-ray Combo Drive to review

Specifications

Read Speed
BD-R: 6 X
BD-RE: 6 X
BD-ROM: 6 X
BD-R(DL): 4.8 x
BD-RE(DL): 4.8 X
BD-ROM(DL): 6 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): 8 X
DVD-RAM: 5 X
CD-R: 24 X
CD-RW: 24 X
CD-ROM: 24 X
BDMV playback: 4 X
DVD video playback: 4 X
VCD playback: 10 X
Audio CD Playback: 10 X

Write Speed
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 24X,16X

Writing Mode
DVD+R & DVD+R (DL) Sequential Write
DVD-R & DVD-R(DL) Incremental Recording
DVD+RW Random Write
DVD-RW DAO/Incremental Recording
DVD-RAM: Random Write
CD-R/RW DAO/TAO/SAO/Packet Write

Access time
BD: 240 ms
DVD: 160 ms
CD: 160 ms

Packaging
The SBC-06D1S-U comes in a very colorful retail package.  On the front there is a picture of the drive and a listing of read and write speeds.  On the back there is a list of features in many different languages.

ASUS SBC-06D1S-U External Slim Blu-ray Combo Drive ASUS SBC-06D1S-U External Slim Blu-ray Combo Drive

Opening the box up everything is nicely protected inside.  Getting everything out you have the SBC-06D1S-U drive, stand, USB cable, installation guide, and a software CD.

ASUS SBC-06D1S-U External Slim Blu-ray Combo Drive ASUS SBC-06D1S-U External Slim Blu-ray Combo Drive

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
Advertisment ad adsense adlogger