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Asus SBW06D2XU
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Excellent Brand
88
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Popularity
Quite Popular
74
Value for Money
Good
72
Age
7 Years Old
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and cheap tray loading external optical disc drive.
Features We Love:
Disc-at-once (DAO)
Track-at-once (TAO)
Session-at-once (SAO)
24x
CD-R WRITE
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CD READ SPEED
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With excellent features and outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Asus SBW06D2XU number 11 in external optical drives and number 17 across all optical disc drives.

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Kagoo Score
86
Brand Rating
88
Features
75
Value for Money
73
Age

83

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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 83?

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

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 disc-at-once (DAO)
Has a track-at-once (TAO)
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 read speed (CD) of the SBW06D2XU of 24x is ok compared to most other optical disc drives. It is faster than 81% of all optical disc drives when ranked by this feature.

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ok CD-R Write Speed
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The CD-R write speed of the Asus SBW06D2XU of 24x is ok compared to most other optical disc drives. It is in the fastest 10% of all dvd (re)writers when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Disc-At-Once (DAO)
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The Asus SBW06D2XU has a disc-at-once (DAO), which is unusual. 86% of optical disc drives do not have a disc-at-once (DAO).

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Has a Track-At-Once (TAO)
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The SBW06D2XU has a track-at-once (TAO), which is unusual. 86% of dvd (re)writers do not have a track-at-once (TAO).

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Has a Session-At-Once (SAO)
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The SBW06D2XU has a session-at-once (SAO), unlike 86% of cd writers which do not have a session-at-once (SAO).

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Slower Than Average DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

The SBW06D2XU's DVD-R double layer read speed of only 6x is slower than 96% of all optical disc drives when ordered by this feature. Across all the dvd (re)writers the DVD-R double layer read speeds range from 6x to 12x, and the average DVD-R double layer read speed is 8.7x.

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Very Slow CD Rewrite Speed

Across all the dvd rewriters the CD rewrite speeds range from 10x to 48x, and the average CD rewrite speed is 23x. The CD rewrite speed of the Asus SBW06D2XU of only 16x is slower than average when compared to most other optical disc drives. It is slower than 83% of all optical disc drives when sorted by this feature.

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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 SBW06D2XU, 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 SBW06D2XU
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Price

The product has good features but is over 6 months old and at £79.09 it is more expensive than 88% of dvd (re)writers.

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Asus SBW06D2XU Release Date

February 2012

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Asus SBW06D2XU

QWhat is the disc loading type of the Asus SBW06D2XU?
AThe Asus SBW06D2XU has a tray disc loading type.
QWhat is the type of the Asus SBW06D2XU?
AThe Asus SBW06D2XU is an external optical disc drive.
QWhat is the optical drive type of the Asus SBW06D2XU?
AThe Asus SBW06D2XU has a blu-ray optical drive type.
QWhat available colours does the Asus SBW06D2XU have?
AThe Asus SBW06D2XU has a black colour.
QDoes the Asus SBW06D2XU have a LightScribe?
ANo, the Asus SBW06D2XU does not have a LightScribe.
QWhat interfaces does the Asus SBW06D2XU have?
AThe Asus SBW06D2XU has a usb 2 interface.
QWhat is the CD-R write speed of the Asus SBW06D2XU?
AThe Asus SBW06D2XU has a CD-R write speed of 24 CD-speeds.
QWhat is the read speed (CD) of the Asus SBW06D2XU?
AThe Asus SBW06D2XU has a read speed (CD) of 24 CD-speeds.
QDoes the Asus SBW06D2XU have a track-at-once (TAO)?
AYes, the Asus SBW06D2XU has a track-at-once (TAO).
QDoes the Asus SBW06D2XU have a disc-at-once (DAO)?
AYes, the Asus SBW06D2XU has a disc-at-once (DAO).
QDoes the Asus SBW06D2XU have a session-at-once (SAO)?
AYes, the Asus SBW06D2XU has a session-at-once (SAO).
Sorry, we couldn't find any reviews for the Asus SBW06D2XU. However we have checked the rating of all Asus optical disc drives and the average score is 95%.

Asus SBW06D2XU 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
BD-RE Dual Layer Write Speed
Write Speed (DVD+R)
BD-RE Rewrite Speed
DVD-RW Write Speed
BD-R Dual Layer Write Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
BD-R Write Speed
BD-RE 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-R Dual Layer 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
Other Features
Size
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

Manufacturer Part Numbers

asus 90dt20305ua151kz, asus sbw06d2xu

Barcodes

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