ASUS TurboDrive Ultrafast Blu-ray Burner w/ M-DISC Support for Windows and Mac

Item # ASUBW16D1XU (Part # BW-16D1X-U)
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Item Description:
  • Transfer data with USB 3.0 at up to 10X USB 2.0 speeds
  • 10 minutes to backup 25GB of data
  • Store up to 128GB on one disc
  • Compatible with Windows and Mac
  • Nero BackItUp provides the most robust backup solution
  • BW-16D1X-U

    ASUS BW-16D1X-U is a powerful Blu-ray disc drive that is capable of writing to 16X BD-R format. With USB 3.0, it assures the fastest burning speed and with BDXL support it allows maximum data storage of 128 GB on one disc. The professional data backup software, Nero BackItUp, Power Backup, provides the most robust backup solution.

    Excellent Performance with Super-speed USB 3.0

    Transfer data with the USB 3.0 standard at up to 10X USB 2.0 speed. And with speed boosts up to 16X accelerated performance, it takes only 10 minutes to backup 25 GB of data.

    Works with Mac OS and Windows

    ASUS BW-16D1X-U supports Mac OS X and Windows without any installation. It will be operated directly when the USB is plugged in the notebook or PC.

    The Most Robust Backup Solution

    ASUS BW-16D1X-U provides a complete, easy-to-use backup solution. Intuitive, bundled software called CyberLink Power2Go 8 simplifies the disc-burning process and offers optional encryption functionality to protect your private files. ASUS BW-16D1X-U also comes with on online backup solution for Android smartphones and tablets. Together, these powerful functions protect your information and minimize the risk of data loss to give you peace of mind.

    Product Features:

    • M-DISC provides archival-quality storage to protect your precious photo; video and data for 1;000 years or more (firmware update required)
    • Windows and Mac OS compatible
    • Nero BackItUp provides the full backup solution for your valuable photo; video; document and data with one click. (Windows OS)
    • Disc encryption in highest security standards with password control and encoded file name functionality (Window OS)
    • Free unlimited ASUS Web storage for 12 months



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    Read Speed

    • BD-R: 12X
    • BD-R(LTH): 8X
    • BD-RE: 10X
    • BD-R(DL): 8X
    • BD-RE(DL): 6X
    • BD-ROM(DL): 8X
    • BD-R(TL/QL): 6X
    • BD-RE(TL): 4X
    • DVD+R: 16X
    • DVD-R: 16X
    • DVD+RW: 12X
    • DVD-RW: 12X
    • DVD-ROM: 16X
    • DVD+R(DL): 12X
    • DVD-R(DL): 12X
    • DVD-ROM(DL): 12X
    • DVD-RAM: 5X
    • CD-R: 40X
    • CD-RW: 24X
    • CD-ROM: 40X
    • DVD Video Playback: 5X
    • VCD Playback: 9.3X
    • Audio CD Playback: 9.3X

    Write Speed

    • BD-R: 16X
    • BD-R(DL): 12X
    • BD-R(TL/QL): 6X
    • BD-R(LTH): 8X
    • BD-R(SL; M-DISC): 4X
    • BD-RE: 2X
    • BD-RE(DL): 2X
    • BD-RE(TL): 2X
    • DVD+R: 16X
    • DVD-R: 16X
    • DVD+RW: 8X
    • DVD-RW: 6X
    • DVD+R(DL): 8X
    • DVD-R(DL): 8X
    • DVD-RAM: 5X
    • CD-R: 40X
    • CD-RW: 24X

    Writing Mode

    • BD-RE: Random Write
    • BD-R: Sequential Recording
    • DVD+R & DVD+R(DL): Sequential Recording
    • DVD-R & DVD-R(DL): DAO/Incremental Recording
    • DVD+RW: Random Write
    • DVD-RW: DAO/Restricted Overwrite/Incremental Recording
    • DVD-RAM: Random Write
    • CD-R/RW: DAO/TAO/SAO/Packet Write

    Access time

    • BD(SL/DL): 180 ms
    • DVD: 170 ms
    • CD: 160 ms


    • USB 2.0/USB 3.0

    OS Support

    • Windows 10 86x64
    • Windows 8 86x64
    • Windows 7 86x64
    • Windows Vista 86x64
    • Windows XP 86x64
    • Mac OS X 10.6 or higher

    System Requirements

    • CPU: Intel Pentium D 945(3.4 GHz) or higher
    • RAM: 1 GB or more is recommended
    • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT or ATI X1600 series or higher
    • Use HDCP Compatible display and VGA card to High Definition digital output


    • CyberLink Power2Go 8
    • CyberLink Power Backup 2.5

    Disc Formats

    • Audio CD; CD-I; CD-Extra; Photo CD; CD-Text; CD-ROM/XA; Multi-session CD; BD-R(SL/DL); BD-R(TL/QL); BD-RE(SL/DL); BD-RE(TL); BD-ROM(SL/DL); CD-R; CD-RW; CD-ROM ; DVD+/-R(SL/DL); DVD+/-RW; DVD-ROM(SL/DL); DVD-RAM; DVD Video

    Disc Diameters

    • 12cm/8cm

    Mounting Orientation

    • Horizontal (+5 degree ~ -5 degree)


    • Adapter Power +12V +/-5%; 3A


    • Operating: 5 ? to 40 ?
    • Storage: -30 ? to 60 ?


    • Operating: 15 % ~ 80 % (Non-condensing)
    • Storage: 10 % ~ 90 % (Non-condensing)


    • Dimensions: 9.57 x 6.5 x 2.5 inches


    • Weight: 2.56 lbs.
    ASUS Ultrafast Blu-ray Writer BW-16D1X-U
    Unlimited ASUS storage for 12 months
    ASUS warranty
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