Date: August 18th, 2010
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Asus
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
There's nothing particularly flashy or unique about this drive; its outward appearance is very similar to most modern optical drives. All recordable CDs and DVDs are supported, as well as dual layer discs.
On each side of the unit are mounting holes to install it inside a case. Screws are included inside the package, or you can use hardware that came with your case such as thumbscrews to make it a tool-free installation.
At the back of the unit are connectors for the SATA cable and SATA power. No cable is included, but most motherboards come with a couple of SATA cables or you can pick one up anywhere that sells computer parts.
PRODUCT INSTALLATION AND TESTING
The drive installed inside my case without a hitch, and it's small enough that it should fit inside most all mid-towers and probably even most micro ATX cases too. No drivers are required for the drive to function, although you'll need some software if you want to burn discs.