Asus SBC-06D1S-U Slim External Blu-Ray Combo Drive
OverClock Intelligence Agency
7 September 2010
Summary: I tested the SBC-06D1S-U on Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit and Windows 7 Professional 64- and 32-bit flavors. On all platforms, the device was up and running within seconds of first plugging it in. At 8x for most DVD speeds and 6x for Blu-Ray read, the device isn't the fastest external drive on the market, but it works like a charm for playback and similar.
Watching Blu-Ray discs was pleasant and easy.
ASUS SBC-06D1S-U External Slim Blu-ray Combo Drive Review
30 August 2010
Summary: Final Thoughts
I love it when a company update an existing product and make it better. With the SBC-06D1S-U ASUS has improved the Blu-ray read speeds and added some cool features like the Blu-tuner and E-Green application.
The SBC-06D1S-U is an all-in-one drive. You are able to watch Blu-ray and DVD media, read Blu-ray and DVD media and write DVD and CD discs all at great speeds. We had no speed issues on any of our tests and playback of both Blu-ray and DVD movies...
Pros: Slim design, Allinone drive, Not much competition, Powered by USB
Conclusion: This unit is quite amazing, it is way more silent than my normal 5.25 Blu ray drive that I got 6 months ago. Of course the technology moves forward but an external drive usually makes alot more noise than an interal one.