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Written by Olin Coles   
Sunday, 01 March 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
ASUS BC-06B1ST Blu-Ray Disc Optical Combo Drive
BC-06B1ST Features and Specifications
Closer Look: ASUS BC-06B1ST
Blu-ray Disc Final Thoughts
ASUS BC-06B1ST Conclusion

ASUS BC-06B1ST Blu-ray Drive

It wasn't more than a few months ago that Benchmark Reviews tested the ASUS BC-1205PT Blu-ray Drive, which was proven to be a future-proof asset with the format war recently ended in favor of BD media. But sometimes technology isn't adopted quite as fast as we might think, because in the age of Blu-ray there are people out there who still haven't made the transition into a DVD-burner. Unlike CDs and DVDs, Blu-ray Disc isn't in every household, and since music and movies seem to work perfectly well on the older platforms there might not be any real need for such a premium storage device.

In this article, we do away with the benchmark tests and take a subjective look at the ASUS BC-06B1ST Blu-ray disc optical combo drive. After all, there aren't really very many BD-drives on the market to begin with for there to be a worth-while comparison. Sure, we could create a few dual-layer DVD coasters to see how fast that happens, but in the end it doesn't concentrate on the primary features a SATA Blu-ray drive can offer. Benchmark Reviews tests the functionality and explores the feature set offered by the ASUS BC-06B1ST Blu-ray combo drive.


ASUS presents the BC-06B1ST as a powerful and energy-saving Blu-ray drive capable of reading/writing/re-writing data on 6X BD read and 16X DVD+R write BD Combo formats. It is capable of disc encryption and provides high-definition images with its optimum burning strategy. The Blu-ray ROM drive capabilities for reading BD media is set to 6x speed, while single layer (DVD5) 4.7GB DVD burning is supported at 16x maximum speed. Double Layer and Dual Layer (DVD9) recording speeds are 8x maximum. DVD-Rewriteable speeds are 8x maximum for DVD+RW and 6x for DVD-RW media, while DVD-RAM recording is supported at 12x maximum speed. CD-R burning offers 48x maximum speed, and 32x maximum speed CD-RW.

About the company: ASUSTek Computer, Inc.

ASUS, a technology-oriented company blessed with one of the world's top R&D teams, is well known for high-quality and innovative technology. As a leading provider of 3C (computers, communications and consumer electronics) total solutions, ASUS offers a complete product portfolio to compete in the new millennium.asus_logo_blue_300px.png

ASUS products' top quality stems from product development. It's like learning Chinese Kung-Fu; one must begin with cultivating the "Chi" and inner strength. Besides innovating cutting-edge features, ASUS engineers also pay special attention to EMI (electromagnetic interference), thermal, acoustics and details that usually go unnoticed to achieve complete customer satisfaction. ASUS notebooks are the first TCO'99-certified notebooks worldwide. The requirements for this honor include radiation emission control, energy (battery consumption), ecology (environment friendly) and ergonomics.

To succeed in this ultra-competitive industry, great products need to be complimented by speed-to-market, cost and service. That's why all 100,000 over employees of ASUS strive for the "ASUS Way of Total Quality Management" to offer the best quality without compromising cost and time-to-market while providing maximum value to all customers through world-class services.


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