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ASUS BC-08B1ST Blu-ray Drive

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Posted April 27, 2010 by Jake in Storage, HDs & SSDs

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ASUSTek Computer Inc. is quite a titan in the computer component industry.? They are probably best known for their top-notch motherboards and graphics cards, but they have a very extensive lineup of other components for business and home use, and generally leave enthusiasts chomping at the bit to see their next new thing.? One component that doesn?t get anywhere near the buzz of motherboards or graphics card is the optical disk drive.? While many may view this as a ?lowly? ODD, with the increased demand for Blu-ray drives to watch movies and such, the lowly ODD has experience a resurgence in popularity.? As we?ve seen many times, not all ODDs are created equal, however. The latest generation ASUS Optical Disc Drives is the BC-08B1ST, enabling consumers to enjoy High Definition movie playback in the comfort of your own living room.?

The ASUS BC-08B1ST is a powerful and energy-saving Blu-ray ROM drive capable of reading BD media at 8X. Showcasing versatility and fast speeds with various media, this ASUS ODD sounds promising. So how are we to tell the difference between various drives since they?re actually not all the ?same ol? drive??? Well, some of us are ODD enthusiasts, believe it or not, and in this review we will demonstrate the performance of the BC-08B1ST by running the drive through many tests on a considerable amount of various CD/DVD/BD media.?We?ll show you just about anything and everything you ever wanted to know about ODD testing and results.? We may even make an ODD convert out of you by the time you?re done this review.?

?So, is this the drive for you?? Keep reading and let?s find out.?

Thanks to ASUS for supplying us with the review sample.

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 company in the new digital era, ASUS offers a complete product portfolio to compete in the new millennium. The philosophy of ASUS product development is to do the fundamentals well first before moving forward. Started with computer components such as motherboards, graphic cards, and optical storage devices, ASUS now has now over 16 product lines, including desktop barebone systems, servers, notebooks, handhelds, network devices, broadband communications, LCD monitors, TVs, wireless applications, and CPT (chassis, power supply and thermal) products.

 

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