$150.00 Released May, 2009

Product Shot 1The ASUS BC-08B1ST is an internal Blu-ray Disc drive, capable of reading & writing/rewriting. This drive is not capable of writing to recordable Blu-ray Discs, but can read them at 8X speed. The ASUS BC-08B1ST is also capable of writing single or dual layer DVDs, with a max speed of 16X for DVD±R, 8X for DVD+RW and 6X for DVD-RW.

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CD-Rs can be written at 48X, while CD-RWs can be written at 32X. This Blu-ray Disc drive also features disc encryption capabilities, buffer underrun protection and automatic write speed adjustment in order to protect the user and prevent data from becoming lost. Asus includes what they call “E-Green” technology, which automatically shuts down unused applications relating to the Blu-ray drive, thus saving energy. Compared to the ASUS BC-06B1ST, this drive features faster disc access times by 100 MS: 250 MS for Blu-ray and 150 MS for DVD.


  • 8X BD-ROM/R/RE DL Read
  • 16X DVD-ROM/ 48X CD-ROM Read
  • 16X DVD±R/ 8X DVD+RW/ 6X DVD-RW Write
  • 8X DVD±R (DL) Write
  • 48X CD-R/ 32X CD-RW Write
  • 12X DVD-RAM Write/Read
  • Access time BD: 250 MS
  • Access time DVD/CD: 150 MS

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