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Asus SBC06D2XU
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Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
88
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Popularity
Widely Available
79
Value for Money
Very Good
76
Age
4 Years Old
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A good value for money and fully featured tray loading external dvd (re)writer.
Features We Love:
Track-at-once (TAO)
Disc-at-once (DAO)
Session-at-once (SAO)
24x
CD-R WRITE
24x
CD READ SPEED
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With excellent features and outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Asus SBC06D2XU number 9 in external optical drives and number 15 across all optical disc drives.

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Kagoo Score
86
Brand Rating
89
Features
85
Popularity
79
Value for Money
76
Age

85

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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 85?

Asus is an excellent dvd (re)writer brand.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better cd writers are available.
This optical disc drive has some great features:
Has a track-at-once (TAO)
Has a disc-at-once (DAO)
Has a session-at-once (SAO)
BDXL support - better disc compatibility
BDXL format support
The best burning quality
Double the security on-the-go
Drag-and-Burn

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each optical disc drive by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the optical disc drive is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec optical disc drives come to market, the older optical disc drives will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

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Features

Key Reasons For and Against

Has a track-at-once (TAO)
Has a disc-at-once (DAO)
Has a session-at-once (SAO)
ok read speed (CD)
ok CD-R write speed
Slower than average DVD-R double layer read speed
Very slow CD rewrite speed
ok Read Speed (CD)
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The SBC06D2XU's read speed (CD) of 24x is ok compared to most other optical disc drives. It is in the fastest 18% of all cd (re)writers when ranked by this feature.

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ok CD-R Write Speed
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The Asus SBC06D2XU's CD-R write speed of 24x is ok compared to most other dvd rewriters. It is faster than 92% of all optical disc drives when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Track-At-Once (TAO)
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The Asus SBC06D2XU has a track-at-once (TAO). 86% of dvd rewriters do not have a track-at-once (TAO).

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Has a Disc-At-Once (DAO)
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The Asus SBC06D2XU has a disc-at-once (DAO), which is unusual. 86% of dvd (re)writers do not have a disc-at-once (DAO).

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Has a Session-At-Once (SAO)
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The Asus SBC06D2XU has a session-at-once (SAO). 86% of optical disc drives do not have a session-at-once (SAO).

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Slower Than Average DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

The SBC06D2XU's DVD-R double layer read speed of only 6x is very slow compared to most other cd writers. It is slower than 98% of all optical disc drives when ranked by this feature. The average DVD-R double layer read speed of all dvd writers is 8.7x, with the slowest being 6x and the fastest being 12x.

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Very Slow CD Rewrite Speed

The Asus SBC06D2XU's CD rewrite speed of only 16x is slower than 81% of all optical disc drives when ranked by this feature. The CD rewrite speeds of optical disc drives range from 10x to 48x, and the average CD rewrite speed is 23x.

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Popularity

Popularity

The Asus SBC06D2XU has been listed on Kagoo since February 2018 and is currently ranked number 15 out of 50 optical disc drives.
79
Value for Money

Value for Money

We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. An optical disc drive with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

We have analysed the Asus SBC06D2XU, and ranked it:

Good Value For Money
This optical disc drive is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

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High End Good Value for Money
Retro Technology - 062 - CD Drive
Asus SBC06D2XU
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Price

The product has good features but is over 6 months old and at £64.49 it is more expensive than 74% of dvd (re)writers.

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Value for Money of Similar Optical Disc Drives

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Asus SBC06D2XU Release Date

June 2015

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Asus SBC06D2XU

QWhat is the disc loading type of the Asus SBC06D2XU?
AThe Asus SBC06D2XU has a tray disc loading type.
QWhat is the type of the Asus SBC06D2XU?
AThe Asus SBC06D2XU is an external optical disc drive.
QWhat is the optical drive type of the Asus SBC06D2XU?
AThe Asus SBC06D2XU has a blu-ray optical drive type.
QWhat available colours does the Asus SBC06D2XU have?
AThe Asus SBC06D2XU has a black colour.
QDoes the Asus SBC06D2XU have a LightScribe?
ANo, the Asus SBC06D2XU does not have a LightScribe.
QWhat interfaces does the Asus SBC06D2XU have?
AThe Asus SBC06D2XU has a usb 2 interface.
QWhat is the CD-R write speed of the Asus SBC06D2XU?
AThe Asus SBC06D2XU has a CD-R write speed of 24 CD-speeds.
QWhat is the read speed (CD) of the Asus SBC06D2XU?
AThe Asus SBC06D2XU has a read speed (CD) of 24 CD-speeds.
QDoes the Asus SBC06D2XU have a track-at-once (TAO)?
AYes, the Asus SBC06D2XU has a track-at-once (TAO).
QDoes the Asus SBC06D2XU have a disc-at-once (DAO)?
AYes, the Asus SBC06D2XU has a disc-at-once (DAO).
QDoes the Asus SBC06D2XU have a session-at-once (SAO)?
AYes, the Asus SBC06D2XU has a session-at-once (SAO).
Sorry, we couldn't find any reviews for the Asus SBC06D2XU. However we have checked the rating of all Asus optical disc drives and the average score is 95%.

Asus SBC06D2XU Specification

Key Features
Disc Loading Type
Type
Optical Drive Type
Design
Mounting
Colour
Performance
Optical Disc Diameter
Drive Device, Buffer Size
LightScribe
Interface
Disc Types Supported
Purpose
Writing Speed
DVD+RW Write Speed
CD-R Write Speed
DVD-RAM Write Speed
DVD-R Write Speed
CD-RW Write Speed
Write Speed (DVD+R)
DVD-RW Write Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
CD Rewrite Speed
CD Write Speed
Reading Speed
BD-RE Dual Layer Read Speed
DVD+RW Read Speed
BD-ROM Read Speed
DVD-R Read Speed
CD-R Read Speed
BD-RE Read Speed
DVD-ROM Read Speed
CD-ROM Read Speed
CD-RW Read Speed
BD-R Dual Layer Read Speed
BD-R Read Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD+R Read Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD-RAM Read Speed
DVD-RW Read Speed
Read Speed (CD)
Access Time
BD-ROM Average Random Access Time
CD-ROM Drive Average Random Access Time
DVD Drive Average Random Access Time
Record Modes
Random Write
Track-At-Once (TAO)
Sequential Writing
Multi Session
Disc-At-Once (DAO)
Session-At-Once (SAO)
Packet Writing
System Requirements
Operating Systems Supported (Mac)
Operating Systems Supported (Windows)
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quantity
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Other Features
Size
Number of Products Included
Recording Disc Types
Compatible Operating Systems
USB 2.0 Port
Mac Compatibility
Playback Disc Types
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Minimum System Requirements
Power Requirements

Product Identifiers

Barcodes

 00044111468106,  00610839417193,  04719543417102,  04719543417195,  05054629623367,  05054629909492,  05711783316978,  06108394171932

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