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With these drives you can read and record DVDs and/or CDs in all kinds of formats. Please note the difference between DVD+R and DVD-R when buying a DVD burner, often drives can write only to one of those two media types, sometimes to both. When you buy a drive that only supports one type, you will always have to be careful to choose the right writable DVD discs in the shop. Newer DVD drives also support writing to Dual Layer DVDs. This kind of discs have a storage capacity of 8.5 GB instead of the usual 4.7 GB. DVD (re)writers generally can read and write CDs also, but only some CD (re)writers can read DVDs.
optical disc drives
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Included since: 18 Mar 2007
The date Icecat noticed for the first time that this product was included in the price list of a channel partner
Info modified on: 10 Dec 2015 13:02:06
The date of the most recent change of this product data-sheet in Icecat.
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Long product name ASUS CD-S520B2:
The short editorial description of ASUS CD-S520B2
CD-S520B2/A6/QT_WHT/G/AS - 52X, IDE, white

Marketing text ASUS CD-S520B2

The official marketing text of ASUS CD-S520B2 as supplied by the manufacturer
Revolutionary speed and Reliability
The ASUS CD-S520B2, employing the innovative QuieTrack technology, offers leading-edge multimedia experience with fabulous playback capacities and high-speed data transfer. Built-in AVRS technology provides users of the CD-S520B2 a quiet, stable and high-performance multimedia environment. The CD-S520B2 has successfully achieved high performance and stability that are beyond your expectation.

Auto Vibration Reducing System (AVRS)
The AVRS technology is designed to minimize the vibration caused by the spindle motor and resonance between components as well as the drive and PC cases. AVRS is designed to reduce vibration and noise induced by unbalanced mass of rotating machinery. With AVRS, ASUS CD-S520B2 provides high readability and playability.

AFFM-Air-flow Field Modification
Change uneven airflow field inside the drive which leads to quieter and more stable operation.

Supports Multimedia access

High-Speed DAE (Max. 52 X) and VCD Data Extraction

Vertical and Horizontal (+5° ~ -5°) Mounting Available

Unique Dust-Resistance and Noise-Control Design
Short summary description ASUS CD-S520B2:
This short summary of the ASUS CD-S520B2 data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
ASUS CD-S520B2, 20 - 80%, DC + 5V ± 5%, CD-DA, CD-Audio, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, Photo CD, Mixed Mode CD-ROM,CD-Extra, CD-Text, CD-I, Video CD, D, White, IDE/ATA, 5 - 45 °C
Long summary description ASUS CD-S520B2:
This is an auto-generated long summary of ASUS CD-S520B2 based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
ASUS CD-S520B2. Colour of product: White, Mounting: Vertical/Horizontal. Interface: IDE/ATA, Drive device, buffer size: 0.096 MB, Optical disc diameter: 120 mm. CD read speed: 52x. Access time: 120 ms. Weight: 660 g
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The product is built in.
Colour of product*
The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
Interface ports to connect pieces of equipment. USB (Universal Serial Bus) has become the most popular wired interface to connect peripherals. USB 2.0 supports speeds up to 480 Mbit/s (USB 1: 12 Mbit/s). The interface FireWire is also known as the IEEE 1394 standard. Enhanced IDE (EIDE)is sometimes referred to as Fast ATA, Fast IDE or ATA-2.
Optical disc diameter
Diameter of the disk.
120 mm
Drive device, buffer size
A reserved segment of memory within a drive device that is used to hold the data being processed.
0.096 MB
Mean time between failures (MTBF)
Statistical model used to indicate product/mechanism reliability; expressed in hours and percentage of duty cycle. This number (in hours) does not indicate the mean time before failure for a single unit/mechanism.
100000 h
Reading speed
CD read speed*
Access time
Access time
120 ms
Operational conditions
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
20 - 80%
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
5 - 45°C
Storage temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely stored.
-20 - 60°C
Weight & dimensions
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
660 g
Other features
Power requirements
DC + 5V ± 5%
Media types supported
The types of media which can be used with this product.
CD-DA, CD-Audio, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, Photo CD, Mixed Mode CD-ROM,CD-Extra, CD-Text, CD-I, Video CD, DVCD
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
42.3 x 172.4 x 148 mm
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
Windows XP/ ME/ 2000/ 98SE/ NT
Mac compatibility
Product can be used with Apple Mac software and/or hardware.
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing)
Range of relative humidity (non-condensing) in which a non-operating product can be stored.
15 - 85%