Asus BW-16D1HT

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#1

Just seen on a UK retailer’s page that they sell a new ASUS BD-RW model: BW-16D1HT

It seems to be a BH16NS40 clone … Current price: £61.99.


Product description:

ASUS BW-16D1HT is a powerful and energy-saving Blu-ray writer which is capable of writing from 16X BD format.Its M-Disc compatibility allows consumers store their priceless photos or documents for more than 1,000 years, and along with BDXL Support, the maximum data storage is 128GB in one disc. Suitable for anyone who desires a total storage and data backup solution.

Features:

  • Extreme 16X Blu-Ray writing speed, backup 25GB data for only 8 minutes
  • M-disc Support, save your priceless memories or data for up to 1,000 years.
  • BDXL Support - up to 128GB data storage in one disc
  • E-Green saves over 50% of power consumption
  • Doubles data security with password control and encoded file name functionality
  • Friendly interface with three simple steps to burn a disc
  • Eye-popping Blu-ray 3D visual thrills (PRO package only)
  • Enjoy the magic of truly immersive surround sound with Dolby Digital® and DTS HD® (PRO package only)

M-disc Support
1000-year Storage Solution
Save your priceless memories or data for up to 1,000 years

BDXL support
Big-storage disc formats
Move to the future of optical storage with massive BDXL at up to 128GB!

E-Green
The Most Energy Saving Drive
Green idle mode reduces drive operations for up to 50% energy savings

Disc encryption
Doubled data security
Highest security standards with password control and encoded file name functionality

Drag-and-Burn
Burn discs in three simple steps
Drag and drop files to complete super-reliable disc burning in three intuitive steps

Superior burning solution
Best burning quality assured
Intelligent drive operation management pre-tests media and assures the best data burning quality

Magic Cinema 3D (PRO only)
Eye-popping Blu-ray 3D visual thrills
Take in truly immersive full HD 3D Blu-ray content at home, plus 2D to 3D conversion

Magic Cinema Dolby® and DTS® (PRO only)
Refresh your listening experience
Enjoy the magic of truly immersive surround sound in movies and more

Specifications:

Manufacturer: ASUS
Type: Blu-Ray Writer 
Interface: SATA
Compatible Bays: 5.25"Disc LoadingTray
CD Read Speed: 48x
CD Write Speed: 40x
DVD Read Speed: 16x
DVD Write Speed: 8x
Blu-ray Read Speed: 12x
Blu-ray Write Speed: 16x
Access TimeBD(SL/DL) : 180 ms
DVD : 160 ms
CD : 150 ms
Colour: Black
Dimensions146 x 41 x 170 mm (WxHxD)
SoftwareCyberlink Power2Go 8 
Package Type: Retail Boxed
Model: BW-16D1HT

More here: http://www.asus.com/Optical_Drives/BW16D1HT/
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#2

When you look at the specs for the drive, you see the extra (mostly 3D stuff) that is included with the PRO version of the drive. The only problem is that I can’t find a PRO part number anywhere (including Asus’s website). Is there anyone who has already bought the drive that can shine any light on this? Maybe it’s something (coupon or whatever) that comes with the retail package.