Asus announces ultraslim external DVD drive & writer – ZenDrive U8M

Asus today announced an all-new, high-style external DVD-writer drive- ZenDrive U8M, that features the latest-gen USB-C interface to enable instant and convenient multimedia playback and data archiving. Imbued with the spirit of the iconic Asus ZenBook series, U8M is the perfect complement to the latest-generation ultraslim laptops. It offers M-DISC support for creating long-lasting archives and includes intuitive software for easy, comprehensive backups.

For simplicity and speed, ZenDrive U8M connects via USB-C. This type of port is a feature of virtually all new laptops, including all new ASUS ZenBook models. The smart little socket enables any-way-up connection convenience, empowering users to

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Asus ZenDrive U8M supports M-DISC, an archival-quality storage solution to protect precious digital memories — from family photos to home videos and more. M-DISC-burning technology engraves recorded data into a patented rock-like layer that is resistant to extreme conditions, allowing a lifetime’s digital memories and important data to be stored safely for up to 1,000 years.

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ZenDrive U8M packs serious functionality into its robust, ultraslim 13 mm frame. Finished with the beautiful, Zen-inspired concentric-circle aesthetic, it effortlessly combines great design, solid construction and sophisticated style. Asus ZenDrive U8M provides a comprehensive and easy-to-use backup solution for Windows, with everything to protect precious data included for total peace of mind. Asus ZenDrive U8M measures 142.5 x 135.5 x 13.9 mm and weighs approximately 235 ± 20 g.