Asus BC-1205PT Blu-ray Optical Drive

[Last updated 19/08/2008]

The ASUS BC-1205PT is BD-ROM/DVD±R/RW/CD-RW drive capable of reading data from and writing data on DVD+R/RW/DVD-R/RW/ DVD-RAM formats.

The dual compatibility feature of the BC-1205PT allows you to create DVDs that can be played or read by most DVD-ROM drives and DVD players.

This function provides you with flexibility and efficiency in terms of multimedia data storage and sharing.

Features

Multi Function: (X Multi)
Max. 5X BD-ROM/R/RE Read
Max.12X DVD±R/ 6X DVD+RW/ 6X DVD-RW/ 4X DVD±R (DL) Write
Max. 24X CD-R/ 24X CD-RW Write
Max. 12X DVD-ROM/ 32X CD-ROM Read
Max: 5X DVD-RAM Write / Read

Liquid Crystal Tilt Technology – Precision on Uneven Discs
LCT (Liquid Crystal Tilt) technology provides enhanced pick up head accuracy during recording and playback on discs with uneven curvature and thickness.

FlextraLink™ Buffer Underrun Errors Prevention Technology
Built-in FlextraLink™ prevents users from buffer underrun problems and eliminates the creation of unusable discs. Throughout the recording process, FlextraLink™ consistently monitors the data buffer status to ensure best recording quality under high-speed operation.

FlextraSpeed™ Optimal Writing Speed Adjustment Technology
Built-in FlextraSpeed™ and AI Auto Speed Adjustment Tech. enhance accuracy and reliability when reading/writing/re-writing across a broad range of certified media in different formats.

FlextraSpeed™ continuously monitors the recording media and sets the optimal writing speeds to ensure best recording quality. The ASUS proprietary FlextraSpeed™ occupies minimal system resources so the PC remains full operational and available for other applications even during recording process.

Superior Stability with DDSSII
The DDSSII technology is designed to minimize the vibration caused by the spindle motor and resonance between components as well as the drive and PC cases.

The ASUS patented DDSSII stabilizes, both horizontally and vertically, the pick-up head, achieving more precise tracking and focusing, while reducing vibration and noise caused by high-revolution spindle motors.

Smart laser Driver technology
The smart laser driver technology is to combine the strategy circuit into the laser driver in the OPU. The main PCB only sends the data and clock signal through the connectors and cables. Even there is distortion in the data and clock signal, the strategy circuit in the OPU will correct them back to normal status and would not let the distortion effects the recording quality.

Especially for high speed recording drive, the smart laser driver technology is the key to get stable recording quality.

Compatible with a Wide Range of Disc Formats
Operates on Horizontal or Vertical Mounting
ASUS Unique Live Firmware Update Tool
Windows XP/ 2000/ Vista Supported

ASUS BC-1205PT Retail Package
ASUS BC-1205PT Internal SATA Drive x 1
Latest BD solution x 1
Multi-Language Quick Installation Guide x 1

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Specifications

Page 1 : Introducing the Asus BC-1205PT
Page 2 : Specifications
Page 3 : Pictures of the Asus BC-1205PT
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Page 5 : What are the Reviewers Saying about the Asus BC1205PT

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On CD Freaks : "From the bezel's emergency hole, led and eject button; and the casing, it looks like Pioneer BDC-S02BK OEM"

On 4peeps.com : "I want one but the BD-R blanks are $10 so I'll wait a while."

On Hardwarecanucks : "I have been thinking about getting the ASUS BC-1205PT and I see it's dropped below $150 now"

On Techsupportforum : "Just picked up an Asus BC-1205PT Blu-Ray drive and it isn't being recognized in BIOS."

On Asus VIP : "I bought your blu-ray DVD drive (BC-1205PT) but I cannot make it work with my windows XP."

Page 1 : Introducing the Asus BC-1205PT
Page 2 : Specifications
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Page 5 : What are the Reviewers Saying about the Asus BC1205PT

What are the Reviewers Saying about the Asus BC1205PT

PC World Australia : ".... As for the drive's physical operation, it's relatively quiet and we didn't notice any excessive vibration with the drive installed in an Antec P190 case, even when transferring data off CDs....."

CDRInfo : "...... Considering the fact that the maximum burning speed for the specific drive is 12X for DVD-/+R media, the quality scans could be better in some cases. But since they were in the main decent results, the ASUS drive passes our test of reliability and burning quality. In addition, the Asus BC1205PT drive performed well as a Blu-Ray movie player, with both BD-ROM 25GB and 50GB discs. Considering the current market for Blu-Ray drives, this drive is a very good money for value purchase......"

Benchmarkreviews : ".....I suppose that there are going to be new adopters of the Blu-ray Disc technology who have no plans to purchase and record expensive BD media; and those early adopters are probably only interested in playing multimedia and movies from their drives. To that extent, the ASUS BC-1205PT SATA Blu-ray optical drive makes perfect sense......"

PC Pro : "..... At just below £200, it still isn't cheap, but most people looking for HD-capable components won't need to burn next-generation discs, and the BC-1205PT offers an acceptable compromise of features versus price..... "

Tweaktown : ".... To really sum it all up, if you’re an absolute image quality freak and demand simply the best from your components the BC-1205PT which will be released later this year should be on your shopping list. Coming into December and the holidays let’s hope that it’s a high def Christmas for everyone....

Page 1 : Introducing the Asus BC-1205PT

Page 2 : Specifications

Page 3 : Pictures of the Asus BC-1205PT

Page 4 : Links related to the Asus BC-1205PT

Page 5 : What are the Reviewers Saying about the Asus BC1205PT