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Asus SDRW-08D1S-U

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Overall 8
Features 8


30 October 2009
  • Conclusion: ASUS has shown us once again that their engineering expertise isn't limited to just motherboards and video cards. With the SDRW-08D1S-U, the company has delivered a compact and versatile DVD writer that offers good looks, useful features and some of the fastest reading and writing speeds available on a portable drive. The SDRW-08D1S-U performed relatively well when writing to DVD+R and DVD-R media at 8x.
  • Pros: Writes to DVD±R media at 8x, Writes to DVD+RW media at 8x, Writes to DVD-RW media at 6x, Writes to DVD±R DL media at 6x, Reads single layer DVD-ROM's at 8x, Reads DVD±R and DVD±RW media at 8x, Reads DVD±R DL media at 6x, Reads and writes to DVD-RAM media at 5x, Features 24x CD-R and 16x CD-RW writing speeds, Good CD writing quality, Features ASUS's FlextraLink technology, Very compact and lightweight design, Powered off the USB bus, Supports bitsetting for DVD+R DL me...
  • Cons: Doesn't include any DVD playback software, Questionable writing quality with Sony manufactured DVD±R media, Bundled version of Power2Go doesn't support disc encryption, Reads DVD-Videos at only 4x, Cannot set the book type of DVD+R or DVD+RW media, High seek times, Overburns to only 95:10
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Asus SDRW-08D1S-U External Slim Optical Drive

3 March 2010
Overall 7

Asus SDRW-08D1S-U External DVD-RW Drive

7 April 2009
  • Summary: External DVD writers are never going to be exciting, but at least Asus' effort looks pretty.
  • Pros: Slim, Lightweight, USB powered, Stand provided
  • Cons: Noisy, Lots of vibrations
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