The Guide to Play Blu-ray Discs With PowerDVD 10 on Windows 8.1
2 February 2015
Summary: Finally, I got PowerDVD 10 to play blu-ray discs on Windows 8.1. The free software PowerDVD 10 came with the drive which is an old version (latest is v14). Here are the things you need to do to make it work: 1. Insert BD Suite disc into your computer, choose to install PowerDVD 10. 2. Launch PowerDVD 10, click the upgrade button (the blue upper arrow in the top right corner), install the latest patch. 3.
ASUS External 12X Blu-Ray Burner with USB 3.0 BW- The product has flaws :Some DVD's will not eject and and hang in play mode
Greg Fuller, Amazon
14 March 2014
Summary: ASUS External 12X Blu-Ray Burner with USB 3.0 BW- The product has flaws :Some DVD's will not eject and and hang in play mode . The product ships with no clear instructions on how to resolve a stuck DVD problem - nor is there any information on the ASUS website. The ASUS company does not support the product with any service . There is a phone number -but they have not responded to a voice mail that I left over two weeks ago .
Summary: I'm using this in my home because I have tried 4 different disk drive and none of them have worked. Easy, plug and play. Its big and bulky. Could have been a slot loader, that would have made it a lot smaller. also loud.
Summary: The installation disk asked me to update the firmware by clicking on a link that took me to the Asus' website. The link that automatically updated the firmware didn't work, but I found the location manually. The problem was that there was no option for Windows 7, only Windows 8. The drive is advertised as Windows 7 ready.
Summary: I have owned this drive for approximately 6-12 months now... I can't really recall the exact timeframe. When I got it, it was the fastest external blu-ray drive out there. Out of 20 burned Blu-Ray's I have made about 5 coasters, and only using Nero. That's always sad, but you can never tell if it is the software, the drive's, or the disc's fault. It burns reasonably fast on 4X media. I have not tried faster media such as 6x.
Summary: I work with video & photo files and have been using an Iomega Super 24x DVD Writer for the past few years and have burned 1,000+ discs with this drive without any issues. Since everything is going Hi-Def, I decided it was time to invest in a Blu-Ray burner with USB 3. I researched many different brands and models and decided on this one because it had all the features I wanted plus there was a $20 mail-in rebate.