5.25-inch Ultra-Fast 16X SATA Blu-ray Writer For GNU/Linux (TPE-BLUDVSATA)

5.25-inch Ultra-Fast 16X SATA Blu-ray Writer For GNU/Linux (TPE-BLUDVSATA)
Careful what you buy- Not all Blu-ray drives are the same! Many can't burn Blu-ray discs and others that can have sketchy support for playing Blu-ray media, but not our Ultra-Fast 16X Blu-ray / DVD Writer. This Blu-ray Writer can both play Blu-ray media and features support for burning Blu-ray discs, DVDs, and CDs.

If you are looking for a solid optical drive look no further as this drive is one of the best. The drive works great for anyone looking to add an inexpensive easy-to-use backup solution to their computer or for playing Blu-ray media via third party firmwares and software.

For those interested in Blu-ray for entertainment our Blu-ray writer also supports flashing of third party firmwares. This can enable playback and ripping of most Blu-ray media on the market today. The flashing of third party firmware is both possible and easier than ever thanks to the drive shipping with unencrypted stock firmware.

Looking for a low cost backup solution? With Blu-ray write speeds of up to 16x and discs capable of storing 100GB it's hard to go wrong. Discs are available in 25GB, 50GB, and 100GB capacities. The drive is also compatible with many popular burning applications for GNU / Linux such as K3B and media / video players such as VLC.

  • 5.25" drive designed for a traditional desktop system and offers faster speeds than other drives on the market

  • Burn Discs Fast: Supports burning Blu-ray discs at up to 16x, DVD±R discs at up to 16x, & CD-Rs at up to 48x

  • Firmware Flashable: With third party firmware our drives can play most Blu-ray discs including 4k UltraHD

  • Plug & Record: Up to 100GB of files, photos, & documents can be recorded onto a BD-XL disc

  • With Third Party Firmware & Appropriate GNU/Linux Software: Play & Even Rip 4K Ultra HD Video

  • Best Supported Blu-ray Drive For GNU/Linux & Free Software: In-house & third party documentation

  • Includes drive, but requires SATA cable sold separately (see optional SATA cable below)

Fast shipping:

Most customers will receive this item within 1-5 business days when selecting our "Standard Shipping" option or our USPS shipping option if within the US. Most others in populated regions will generally get it within 6-10 business days.

Category Specification
Face-plate Color Black
Read Speed (max) BD-ROM : 12X
BD-R(SL, M-DISC) : 12X
BD-RE : 10X
DVD+R : 16X
DVD-R : 16X
DVD+RW : 12X
DVD-RW : 12X
DVD+R(DL) : 12X
DVD-R(DL) : 12X
CD-ROM : 48X
CD-R : 48X
Write Speed (max) BD-R : 16X
BD-R(DL) : 12X
BD-R(TL) : 8X
BD-R(QL) : 6X
BD-RE : 2X
DVD+R : 16X
DVD-R : 16X
DVD+R(DL) : 8X
DVD-R(DL) : 8X
CD-R : 48X
CD-RW : 24X
Interface SATA
M-DISC Yes, designed for archival-quality storage for up to 1,000 years
O/S Compatibility Linux
MS Windows® 11
MS Windows® 10
MS Windows® 8 / 8.1 (Note: ThinkPenguin, Inc does not offer end-user support for MS Windows)
System Requirements CPU: Intel® Pentium® D 945(3.4 GHz) or higher
RAM: 1 GB or more is recommended
HDD: 10 GB or more
HDCP compatible screen for some high definition digital content
Power Requirement (internal drive) DC+5V ±2.5%, DC+12V ±3%
Bundled Software NA (see documenation for info on apps and burning tips)
Dimensions 170 x 146 x 41 mm (L/W/H)
Drive Weight 650 ± 50 g
Includes Drive (request SATA & power cables in comment section at check out if you need them)

Have questions?
E-mail support or call us at: 1-888-39-THINK (84465)

The drive is supported across all recent distributions and releases. If you have any questions feel free to contact sales.

Please note: We only provide direct support for select functionality and documenation as is posted to our web site. We do not support third party documention nor functionality pertaining to: Third party firmwares, flashing of third party firmwares, ripping of audio/video discs, or playback of commercially produced video discs.

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