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Asus SDRW-08D2S-U External Slim DVD-ROM Drive- Black - SDRW-08D2S-U (BLACK)

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The Asus SDRW-08D2S-U External DVD/CDR drive is simple, portable external USB burner. Note this unit requires two USB slots for writing or one for read-only. The unit is surprisingly quiet during read operations and on par with other burners during writes. The diamond pattern on the case makes it a stylish addition to my desk. There are two models of this burner. One with a stand and model SDRW-08D2S-U/B/G/ACI/AS without. The vendor ANTOnline is shipping the model without.

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by Nahim on 3/19/2011

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Product Overview

The ASUS Slim SDRW-08D2S-U is the perfect companion for your Eee family products or other mini-notebooks.

The portable and stylish ASUS SDRW-08D2S-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-08D2S-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-08D2S-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-08D2S-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.

The ASUS SDRW-08D2S-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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The Perfect Companion for Your Eee PC (or any other mini-notebooks)

The Perfect Companion for Your Eee PC The SDRW-08D2S-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-08D2S-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-08D2S-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-08D2S-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-08D2S-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-08D2S-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-08D2S-U Black DVD Re-Writer
  • USB 2.0 Y Cable (dual type A plug and one mini-B plug)
  • Software Disk (CyberLink Power2Go & E-Green)
  • 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.
    DVD video playback: 4 X max.
    VCD playback: 10 X max.
    Audio CD Playback: 10 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 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
  • Interface: USB 2.0
  • Data Buffer: 1 MB
  • Bundled Software: Cyberlink Power2Go, E-Green
  • Disc Diameters: 12cm/8cm
  • Mounting Orientation: Vertical and Horizontal ( +5 ° ~ -5 °)
  • Power Requirements: USB Power +5V ± 5%
  • Dimension(WxHxD): 5.59 x 6.18 x 0.83 inches
  • Net Weight (estimated): 0.69 lbs. (0.78 lbs with stand)

  • 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.


    Manufacturer Asus
    Mfg Part# SDRW-08D2S-U (BLACK)
    SKU 217019670
    UPC 610839415083
    UPC 14 00610839415083
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