ASUS Launches 12X Speed External Blu-ray Writer

Posted Mon Apr 11, 2011 at 07:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

The company says that the new BW-12D1S-U is the fastest external drive available for Blu-ray discs.

The latest external Blu-ray writer from ASUS is said to be the fastest on the market. It's capable of burning Blu-rays at speeds of up to 12X thanks to the use of USB 3.0 and Optical Tuning Strategy (OTS) technology.

According to ASUS, you'll be able to burn 50 gigs of data in less than 15 minutes - not too shabby. This is, of course, as long as you're using USB 3.0. You can still use the drive with USB 2.0, but you won't get the same speeds.

As is true of all ASUS drives, the BW-12D1S-U is stylish. It's black, it's shiny, it's got a fancy diamond shape and it even glows blue.

Source: eCoustics

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