ASUS SDRW-08D1S-U Dual Interface External Slim DVD±R/RW Drive - SDRW-08D1S-U/BLK

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ASUS SDRW-08D1S-U Dual Interface External Slim DVD

by A customer on 9/7/2010

It arrived quickly, and is fully functional.

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by Anonymous on 11/16/2010

Works as expected on a Windows 7 laptop without an optical drive. The "dual interface" refers to the fact that there are two USB plugs.

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Product Overview

The ASUS SDRW-08D1S-U offers consumers and professionals a complete DVD portable design burning solution. The stylish and attractive DVD burner utilizes the high-speed USB 2.0 interface with the ability to record on 8X DVD+R, 8X DVD+RW, 6X DVD-R and 5X DVD-RAM and access 8X DVD-ROM and 5X DVD-RAM formats. The ASUS Slim SDRW-08D1S-U is the perfect companion for your Eee family products or other mini-notebooks.

The portable and stylish ASUS SDRW-08D1S-U lets you create and read CDs or DVDs with speed, style, and simplicity.

Encased inside a slim and elegant diamond-cut design with a shimmering finish, the SDRW-08D1S-U is a joy to carry and pair up with your Eee PC.

This slim external DVD re-writer utilizes high-speed USB 2.0 with the ability to record on 8X DVD+R, 8X DVD+RW, 6X DVD-R, 5X DVD-RAM, and access 8X DVD-ROM and 5X DVD-RAM formats. The SDRW-08D1S-U does this by powering the unit through the USB ports so you don't have to carry any big and bulky power adapters, or hunt around for open power outlets.

Additionally, it includes user-friendly burning software by Cyberlink. From backing up your songs to encrypting your secret data, it can all be done quickly with the easy to use ASUS Slim SDRW-08D1S-U.

The data encryption feature in the provided software gives you a reassured peace of mind by protecting your most sensitive material with secure password protection. It also has the ability to hide file names from unwanted onlookers.

Featuring the ASUS Turbo Engine, you can burn DVDs of your favorite movies, a mixed CD with the latest hits, or anything you want with time to spare.

The ASUS SDRW-08D1S-U encompasses a wide variety of high-grade features that easily makes it a must-have component for anyone looking to create CDs and DVDs on-the-go or at home.

Slim and Portable - Record DVDs On-the-Go

Key Features

  • Portable slim DVD Re-Writer designed to match your Eee family products or mini-notebooks
  • Record onto DVD-R (SL/DL), DVD+R (SL/DL), CD-R/CD-RW, DVD-RW and DVD-RAM quickly
  • Powered and connected by high-speed USB 2.0 ports for universal compatibility and convenience
  • Drag-and-drop software makes recording data simple and fast
  • Encryption software included to help you backup sensitive documents

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ASUS Innovation and Quality

Excellent Performance with Exceptional Features ASUS is the world leader in motherboards and graphics cards, and is the fastest growing of the top 10 notebook brands (currently number 5).*

The ASUS product portfolio includes notebooks, Eee PCs, motherboards, graphics cards, and much more.

In 2008 alone, ASUS products won 3,056 distinguished awards thanks to the innovative user-centric technologies and stylish elegant designs.

The Perfect Companion for Your Eee PC (or any other mini-notebooks)

The Perfect Companion for Your Eee PC The SDRW-08D1S-U is designed to be the perfect companion for your Eee family products or other mini-notebooks.

With a compact and slim design, it is easy to carry, just like your Eee PC.

Having the ASUS SDRW-08D1S-U alongside your Eee PC is like having a portable movie player. You can watch your favorite DVD movie anywhere you go.

Its glossy surface and diamond-cut design also gives it a radiant shine that is elegant.

With the universal USB 2.0 connectivity, you can attach it to any computers that have two USB 2.0 ports and have it work right away. No driver installation is necessary, it is as easy as plug-and-play.

Think S.L.I.M.

Easy to Use Simple
Recording data is simple with the SDRW-08D1S-U. Easily drag and drop media and files into the Cyberlink’s thumbnail to create CDs and DVDs instantly.

Low Power Consumption
Save time while burning CDs and DVDs with low power consumption and high-speed data transfers via USB 2.0.

ID Design
The SDRW-08D1S-U stands out from the crowd with its elegant and eye catching diamond-cut design. It looks great with or without the included stand.

The ultra-slim design makes it easy to carry. The included stand can be easily taken off to allow for maximum portability. The ability to power via only USB ports also mean that there are no big and bulky power adapters to carry around, just the included USB cable will do the trick.

Record onto a Wide Array of Optical Media

Wide Array of Compatibility The ASUS SDRW-08D1S-U is slim but powerful. It can read and write to almost all of the DVD and CD formats available.

Max. 8X DVD-ROM(SL)(DL)/ DVD+R/DVD+RW - Read

Max. 8X DVD+R/ DVD+RW - Write

Max. 5X DVD-RAM – Read & Write

For a complete list of read and write capabilities, please see the specification section.


ASUS 1 Year Limited Warranty

ASUS SDRW-08D1S-U External Optical Disk Drive comes with 1 year limited warranty.
Please visit for more details on ASUS optical storage warranty policy.

What's in the Box

  • ASUS SDRW-08D1S-U Black DVD Re-Writer
  • USB 2.0 Y Cable (dual type A plug and one mini-B plug)
  • Software Disk
  • Vertical Stand
  • Quick Installation Guide

  • Specifications

  • Write Speed:
    DVD-R: 8X
    DVD-RW: 6X
    DVD+R: 8X
    DVD+RW: 8X
    DVD+R(DL): 6X
    DVD-R (DL): 6X
    CD-R: 24X
    CD-RW: 16X
    DVD-RAM: 5X
  • Read Speed:
    DVD-R(Single): 8 X max.
    DVD-RW(single): 8 X max.
    DVD+R(Single): 8 X max.
    DVD+RW(single): 8 X max.
    DVD-R(DL): 6 X max.
    DVD+R(DL): 6 X max.
    DVD-ROM (Single): 8 X max.
    DVD-ROM (Dual): 8 X max.
    CD-ROM: 24 X max.
    CD-RW: 24 X max.
    CD-R: 24 X max.
  • Access time: DVD: 160ms CD: 140ms
  • Writing Mode:
    DVD-R & DVD-R(DL): DAO(Disc-At-Once)/Incremental Recording (Multi-Border Recording)
    DVD-RW & DVD-RW (DL): DAO(Disc-At-Once)/Restricted Overwriting/Incremental Recording (Multi-Border Recording)
    DVD+R & DVD+R (DL): Sequential Recording (Multi-Session Recording)
    DVD+RW & DVD+RW (DL): Random Recording
    CD-R/RW: DAO(Disc-At-Once)/TAO(Track-At-Once)/SAO(Session-At-Once)/Packet Recording (Multi-Session Recording)
  • O/S Compatibility: Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows Vista
  • Interface: USB 2.0
  • Data Buffer: 2 MB
  • Bundled Software: Cyberlink
  • Disc Diameters: 12cm/8cm
  • MTBF: 60,000 Power On Hours, Operating Duty Cycle (Read) 10 % POH, Operating Duty Cycle (Write) 2 % POH
  • MTTR: 30 Minutes
  • Mounting Orientation: Vertical and Horizontal ( +5 ° ~ -5 °)
  • Humidity: Operating: 15% ~ 85% (Non-condensing). Storage: 10% ~ 90% (Non-condensing)
  • Power Requirements: DC+5V ±5%,DC+12V ±10 %
  • Vibration: Operating: 0.2 G peak (at 10~500 Hz). Storage: 1 G peak (at 10~500 Hz)
  • Temperature: Operating: 32° F to 104° F. Storage: -22° F to 140° F
  • Dimension(WxHxD): 17.52 x 15.24 x 8.07 inches
  • Net Weight (estimated): 0.91 lbs.

  • All specifications are subject to change without notice.

    Color and bundled software versions are subject to change without notice.

    Brand and product names mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies.

    Product may not be exactly as shown in photos.

    * According to IDC's Q4 2008 Worldwide Portable PC Shipments data.


    Manufacturer Asus
    Mfg Part# SDRW-08D1S-U/BLK
    SKU 210795988
    UPC 610839413171
    UPC 14 00610839413171
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    Tech Specs
    Interfaces/Ports USB 2.0 - USB
    Brand Name ASUS
    Product Model SDRW-08D1S-U
    Manufacturer Part Number SDRW-08D1S-U BLACK
    Product Name SDRW-08D1S-U 8x DVD
    Manufacturer Website Address
    Manufacturer ASUS Computer International
    Product Type DVD-Writer
    Package Type Retail
    Additional Information DVD-RAM Write Speed: 5x
    Height 0.83"
    Color Black
    Width 5.54"
    Form Factor External
    Depth 6.16"
    Weight 14.53 oz
    Software Included Cyberlink
    Buffer 2 MB
    Maximum Write Speed 8x DVD/24x CD
    Maximum Rewrite Speed 8x DVD/16x CD
    Media Support Double-layer - DVD-RAM/±R/±RW
    Maximum Read Speed 8x DVD/24x CD
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