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Written by Olin Coles   
Tuesday, 20 May 2008
Table of Contents: Page Index
ASUS BC-1205PT SATA Blu-ray Disc Optical Drive
Features and Specifications
ASUS BC-1205PT Closer Look
Optical Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

ASUS BC-1205PT Optical Drive

The HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc format war is finally over. Now that Toshiba and Microsoft have both jumped ship on HD-DVD, for the first time in at least a dozen introduced media types Sony finally has its moment of glory with their Blu-ray Disc format. This news is exactly what movie buffs and storage moguls have eagerly awaited for more than a year, and now that the casualties are cleared it's time to get productive and introduce new products built from the blue laser technology.

ASUS, being the industry-leader that they are, have wasted no time at all in getting a Blu-ray Disc storage solution to the market. As it stands now, there are fewer enthusiasts using the new format than there are users who use DDR3 SDRAM. But what if you're one of the few hardware enthusiasts who have seen the light, the blue crystal light? Surprisingly, the format war did accomplish something positive: it expedited the growing pains associated with the introduction of new technology. So by the time any real portion of the consumer pool touches Blu-ray technology, it will have already evolved into a well-polished product.


The ASUS BC-1205PT is a BD-ROM/DVD±R/RW/CD-RW drive capable of reading data from and writing data onto DVD+R/RW/DVD-R/RW/ and DVD-RAM formats. The dual compatibility feature of the BC-1205PT allows you to create DVDs that can be played or read by most DVD-ROM drives and DVD players. This function provides you with flexibility and efficiency in terms of multimedia data storage and sharing. Most notably, the ASUS BC-1205PT allows you to watch Blu-ray Disc movies on your HTPC or other equipped computer system.

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.pngIn 2006, the company shipped 55 million motherboards, which means one in three desktop PCs sold last year was powered by an ASUS motherboard. Our 2006 revenues reached US$16.5 billion, and is expected to garner US$23 billion in 2007.

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.

With unyielding commitment to innovation and quality, ASUS won 2,168 awards in 2006, meaning on average, the company received over 5 awards everyday last year. BusinessWeek ranked ASUS amongst its "InfoTech 100" for the 9th straight year. The readers of Tom's Hardware Guide, the world's largest IT website, selected ASUS as the best maker of motherboards and graphics cards. Furthermore, the company is ranked as No.1 in quality products and services by the Wall Street Journal.


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