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Asus Extreme Slim DVD-RW Drive Review (Model: ESEDRW-08-H)

Rating: 9.0.

If, like me you rarely use an internal optical drive now in any of your system builds, then the product we are looking at today will be of particular interest. The Asus Extreme Slim DVD-RW Drive is only 14mm thick and takes all its power from the USB ports – meaning it will be easy to move between machines without power adapter restrictions. Did we mention that this is the slimmest model available on the market today ?

The ESEDRW-08-H (or ‘Kate Moss’ as we call it in the Kitguru labs) extends full DVD read and write data and content handling to any Windows PC, being especially useful to people with netbooks and those computers which aren’t supplied with an optical drive.

We are one of the first publications to get our hands on this sexy little unit so let us take a look at the specifications and supported formats.

Model number 90-XB1300DR00010- :: ESEDRW-08-H)
Max writing speed DVD-RAM        5X   /  DVD±R            8X
DVD+R DL        6X  /  DVD+RW          8X
DVD-R DL        6X  /   DVD-RW          6X
CD-R            24X  /  CD-RW           16X
Max reading speed DVD-RAM        5X  /   DVD+RW          8X
DVD±R DL        4X  /   DVD-RW          8X
DVD±R           8X
CD-R            24X  /   CD-RW          24X
Operating system Genuine Windows 2000 Professional/Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7
Interface USB 2.0
Buffer memory 1MB
Weight 320 grams
Dimensions 141 x 143 x 14 millimetres
Package contents ASUS Extreme Slim External DVD-RW Drive (with USB Y-split cable)
Quick start guide

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