Zen Drive Brings Entertainment AVWHERE 8X DVD writing speedAV Functioin allows you to enjoy media content on TVs and PadsDisc Encryption doubles the security with password control and hidden file functionDrag-and-Burn with 3 easy steps to complete disc burning Shop Modal header ASUS SDRW-08D3S-U is an external slim DVD writer compatible with Smart TVs and pads, allowing you to enjoy media entertainment AVWHERE. Together with its Zen-inspired design and space-saving stand, it presents a slender and elegant form that looks equally attractive placed horizontally or vertically, blending in seamlessly with any home entertainment center. AV FUNCTION Instantly switch to AV Mode with one press to play content with more devices, including Smart TVs and pads, allowing you to access media entertainment AVWHERE. Double the Security On-the-Go Disc Encryption II doubles the security with password-controls and hidden-file functionariy, protecting important user data. Drag-and-Burn Friendly interface with only three simple steps to burn a disc, making the process easier than ever. Flexible Dual Positioning Vertical and horizontal two-way placement AV Function Guidelines AV Function relies on the media playback capacities of Smart TVs and pads. Please refer to your device manual and specifications for details. Smart TVs and pads require USB ports with 5V and 1.4A support for playback. Playback may not function properly if the device cannot provide sufficient power via USB ports. AV Function only supports playback and does not support data backup. Learn more What is “AV Mode”? Generally, a standard Optical Disk Drive (ODD) can only be used with a computer. But when you connect the SDRW-08D3S-U ODD to another USB-compatible system such as Smart TV that supports playing videos, viewing photos and listening to music, and enable the AV mode, you can play videos, view photos, and listen to music from this ODD to your system*. * Does not support DVD-video Title Disc (commercial DVDs). How do I use the “AV Mode”? To switch from ODD mode to AV mode, eject the ODD tray and press the Eject button for one second, then the LED on the front panel lights up. To switch back to ODD mode, you can either press the Eject button again for about one second or disconnect and connect the ODD to your system. The LED on the front panel is off in ODD mode. In AV mode, you have to wait for a few minutes for the system to detect the ODD (the detection time depends on the file size and the number of files). It takes about 2.5 minutes for the system to detect an installed 4.3GB disc. AV Mode Overview Limitations When in AV mode, the ODD may malfunction due to incompatibility with a few systems or the system tried writing some files to a disc. If you want to burn files to a disc, please switch to ODD mode when it is connected to a notebook or PC.