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ASUS USB 2.0 External Blu-Ray 6X Writer with BDXL Support Model SBW-06D2X-U/BLK/G/AS

  • 6X BD-R 6X BD-R DL 2X BD-RE 2X BD-RE DL
  • 8X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 6X DVD+R DL 8X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 24X CD-R 16X CD-RW
  • 6X BD-ROM 8X DVD-ROM 24X CD-ROM
  • 2MB Cache

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SBC-06D2X-U
SBC-06D2X-U
BDXL Support - Better Disc Compatibility
  • MAC and Windows 8 Compatible
  • BDXL format support
  • Extreme 6X Blu-ray reading speed
  • 2011 iF Design Award
  • 2012 Taiwan Excellence Award
SBC-06D2X-U

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)

SBC-06D2X-U

The Best Burning Quality

Auto Tuning Power technology ensures optimized power to burn a disc with the best quality

SBC-06D2X-U

Double the Security On-the-Go

Disc Encryption II doubles the security with password-controls and hidden-file function, protecting important user data

SBC-06D2X-U

Drag-and-Burn

Friendly interface with only three simple steps to burn a disc, making the process easier than ever

SBC-06D2X-U

Flexible Dual Positioning

Vertical and horizontal two-way placement

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Award Winning Design

The 2011 iF Design Award product design is inspired from miniaturized architectual forms, using elegant squared lines and a unique stand

SBC-06D2X-U

Blu-ray 3D Support

ASUS supports latest Blu-ray 3D technology, but the Blu-ray playback software is subjected to change by area. Please check with your supplier for exact offers.

  • newegg BDXL Format Support with 6x Writing Speed The support for BDXL format allows users to burn huge amounts of data on a single Blu-ray disc, up to 100GB on BD-R(TL), and 128GB on BD-R(QL). The Turbo Engine enables 6x Blu-ray high speed writing.
  • newegg The Best Burning Quality Auto Tuning Power technology ensures optimized power to burn a disc with the best quality.
  • newegg Drag-and-Burn Friendly interface with only three simple steps allows you to burn a disc, making the process easier than ever.
  • newegg Top Notch A/V Experience With Blu-ray 3D support,you can enjoy eye-popping Blu-ray 3D video and 3D photo And the 2D to 3D conversion for video and photo brings a new dimension to your content. The Magic Cinema boosts DVD video to full HD 1080pwhile Dolby Digital EX & DTS-HD audio (5.1 channels) refreshes your listening experience.
  • newegg Double the Security On-the-Go Disc Encryption II doubles the security with password-controls and hidden-file function, protecting important user data.
  • newegg Award Winning Design with Flexible Dual Positioning The 2011 iF Design Award product design is inspired from miniaturized architectural forms, using elegant squared lines and a unique stand. The vertical and horizontal two-way placement can accommodate any space.

Learn more about the ASUS SBW-06D2X-U/BLK/G/AS

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Xin T.
  • 1/11/2016 5:00:25 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Happy customer

Pros: Easy to use and nice software and great price (bought it when it was on sale.

Cons: None

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  • Donald F.
  • 5/9/2015 12:08:49 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAvoid - worked for 6 months then died

Pros: No external power required. Small and has nice stand to make it easy to setup on desk next to you.

Cons: Delicate. USB mini connector doesn't hold cable.

Other Thoughts: Mini USB connector from day one really didn't hold cable tightly. Spent first hour after receiving product trying to get it recognized by win8.1. Pushed the cable in on the back about another 1/16th of inch... presto started working.
Four months later win8.1 stopped detecting the drive. Moved to my win7 machine which recognized it but as soon as I didn't anything but list the directories the drive would disappear (reboot) and a couple minutes later reappear. Wont recognize any blank disks anymore.
RMA started today.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Donald,

Thank your for your time in posting a review about our products. On behalf of ASUS, we would like to apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you. Let me assist you. All ASUS products undergo intensive quality control testings and final inspections for both hardware and software before sending it out to the stores worldwide. ASUS provides warranty for the unit in order to fix or repair any isolated factory escape defect.

For further assistance, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and place the case #N150662900 in the subject line for a reference.

Thank you for choosing ASUS!

Best regards,
Jerry A
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Nathan B.
  • 10/7/2014 9:50:58 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIt's OK

Pros: Drive works, burns the disks

Cons: USB 2.0 so if you're burning a 50Gb disk it takes over 1hr
I've got 3 dud disks so far because of odd burning errors
Windows update installed a driver that caused the drive not to show as a drive anymore. I uninstalled the driver and the drive showed back up

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/9/2014 12:09:08 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsDissapointed

Pros: Came in a box I could use to ship it back in.

Cons: I'm very tech saavy. I tried everything and every trick mentioned to get this thing working. I mean at all. Brand new custom built pc that has no problem with any other USB devices doesn't even get the handshake that a USB device is attached. Contacted Asus support and they basically gave me the "Turn on and off does it work? No? Reformat your PC." I'll update if they ever try to sort this out properly with me. Between this and their garbage monitors I'll just stick to their motherboards and suggest to them they should too.

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  • TIMOTHY M.
  • 8/9/2014 6:36:39 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPOWER BUT NOT CONNECTED

Pros: I found the device to power on but not be recognised the computer. the mini usb should be flush with the rear of the disk drive it can be connected and power on but the pc will not detect the device. PUSH IN HARDER ON THE MINI USB TILL IT IS FLUSH WITH THE REAR OF THE DISK DRIVE. then it should be recognised and the pc will detect it

Cons: I found the device to power on but not be recognised the computer. the mini usb should be flush with the rear of the disk drive it can be connected and power on but the pc will not detect the device. PUSH IN HARDER ON THE MINI USB TILL IT IS FLUSH WITH THE REAR OF THE DISK DRIVE. then it should be recognised and the pc will detect it

Other Thoughts: I found the device to power on but not be recognised the computer. the mini usb should be flush with the rear of the disk drive it can be connected and power on but the pc will not detect the device. PUSH IN HARDER ON THE MINI USB TILL IT IS FLUSH WITH THE REAR OF THE DISK DRIVE. then it should be recognised and the pc will detect it

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  • Eric B.
  • 11/26/2013 5:35:33 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood drive, bad enclosure

Pros: The drive itself is fine, but you'll be best served removing it from the included USB enclosure. I used it to replace a DVD-RW in a SSF Dell desktop. Works great. The drive is manufactured by Panasonic. Its front panel is a non-standard size (perhaps 1-2mm larger than normal), but uses the normal clip based mount so it can be swapped. On rebate the drive was ~42, make it about half what a bulk packed slim BDRW would cost.

The internal interface is SATA 2, with the mini type power connector.

Cons: The USB chipset is in the enclosure is terrible. I wager many of the issues other purchasers have had are the result of it.

Also, the drive and enclosure consume considerably more power than two USB ports can reasonably provide. The drive is rated at 1.6A @ 5v, I'd guess that the USB interface probably requires another .2A, giving a total of 1.8A. The labeling on the enclosure lists 2A, which should be a worst case requirement. The USB 2.0 spec states that a port can provide up to 500mA, so from two ports you should only be able to get 1A, leaving you at least .8A short. I'd bet the coaster issues are the result of the drive browning out.

Other Thoughts: Shuck the case, keep the drive. On rebate the drive was a good deal.

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  • Dan B.
  • 5/22/2013 3:36:10 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat When It Works

Pros: Small, ASUS brand, I like the square hole, you can put it on your hip and flip it up like a six-shooter

Cons: Stinkin' Windows 7 and 8, both OS' I was trying to use this on, lost the device in the OS, where the BIOS saw it just fine. I just looked at previous reviewer's tips, and presto it started working again in these OS'. Beware that any future windows updates may lose the device again, had that happen on one of my Windows 8 machines.

Thanks to the other reviewer, here is the original text:
Windows 7 and 8 with this drive attached, and one of the updates recognized this drive as an "initio combo device class" - if this happens, your drive will be recognized in bios but you will not see the drive in my computer. In case this happens, go to device manager, remove the initio completely (delete the driver), and your device will be recognized again.

Other Thoughts: Happy camper now that the issue is fixed and I can use my drive again.

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  • Bobby P.
  • 3/27/2013 7:37:48 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: the news one works beter

Cons: after 6-7 data burn, the burn rate down to 5-15 k/sec, return and the news one works fine

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  • John K.
  • 1/28/2013 5:02:38 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Fast, portable, slim, no drivers required.

Cons: can have a weird drive issue with windows 7

Other Thoughts: I persuaded my wife to get this drive for me on sale and I really like it. Its just as fast as my previous samsung 12x bd-rom at reading blu-rays!

The portability is great which along with the fact that you don't need to install proprietary drivers makes for a huge plus when you want to use this drive among multiple systems.

One thing- I did do a new install of Windows 7 with this drive attached, and one of the updates recognized this drive as an "initio combo device class" - if this happens, your drive will be recognized in bios but you will not see the drive in my computer. In case this happens, go to device manager, remove the initio completely (delete the driver), and your device will be recognized again.

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  • Michel T.
  • 1/3/2013 4:41:04 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Slim

Cons: MakeMKV could not read Blu-ray disks.
The provided cable (required) was not working

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