USB 3.0 Ultra Slim Blu-ray / DVD Writer For GNU / Linux (TPE-BLUDVUSB)

USB 3.0 Ultra Slim Blu-ray / DVD Writer For GNU / Linux (TPE-BLUDVUSB)
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 the Penguin USB 3.0 Ultra Slim Blu-ray / DVD Writer. Our portable USB 3.0 Blu-ray Writer can both play Blu-ray media and features support for burning Blu-ray discs, DVDs, and CDs.

Unlike many "new" optical drives on the market we utilize premium components to ensure reliable performance and longevity. This drive works great for anyone looking to add an inexpensive easy-to-use backup solution to their computer or for playing Blu-ray video discs.

For those interested in Blu-ray for entertainment our USB Blu-ray writer also utilizes the coveted LG BU40N SATA drive and a SATA to USB chip that ensures maximum compatibility with the flashing of third party firmwares. This when combined with third party firmware ensures it's possible to playback most Blu-ray media on the market today. The flashing of third party firmware is both possible, but also easier than with a handful of other drives on the market where this is also possible. This is because there is no locking or encrypted firmware.

Looking for a low cost backup solution? With Blu-ray write speeds of up to 6x 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.

  • A Perfect Companion For Thin & Light Laptops : At 14mm in height the drive fits in any bag seamlessly

  • Burn Discs Fast: Supports Blu-ray speeds up to 6x, DVD+R discs at up to 8x, & CD-Rs at up to 24x

  • Firmware Updates Compatible: With third party firmwares our drives can play most Blu-ray discs

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

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

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

  • Includes USB 3.0 Type-A Cable for maximum compatibility with newer and older laptop models


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
BD-R (SL) (Max Write Speed) 2x CLV, 4x PCAV, 6x CAV
M-DISC BD (BD-R) (Max Write Speed) 2x CLV, 4x PCAV
BD-R (DL) (Max Write Speed) 2x CLV, 4x PCAV, 6x CAV
BD-R (TL) (Max Write Speed) 2x CLV, 4x PCAV
BD-R (QL) (Max Write Speed) 2x CLV, 4x PCAV
BD-R (LTH) (Max Write Speed) 2x CLV, 4x PCAV, 6x CAV
BD-RE (SL/DL/TL) (Max Write Speed) 2x CLV
DVD-R (SL) (Max Write Speed) 2x CLV, 4x PCAV, 8x CAV
DVD-R (DL) (Max Write Speed) 2x CLV, 4x, 6x ZCLV
DVD+R (SL) (Max Write Speed) 2.4x CLV, 4x PCAV, 8x CAV
M-DISC DVD (DVD+R) (Max Write Speed) 4x PCAV
DVD+R (DL) (Max Write Speed) 2.4x CLV, 6x ZCLV
DVD+RW (Max Write Speed) 2.4x, 3.3x CLV, 4x, 6x, 8x ZCLV
DVD-RW (Max Write Speed) 2x, 3x CLV, 4x, 6x ZCLV
DVD-RAM (Max Write Speed) 2x, 3x CLV, 5x PCAV
CD-R (Max Write Speed) 10x CLV, 16x PCAV, 24x CAV
CD-RW (Max Write Speed) 4x, 10x CLV, 16x ZCLV
BD-ROM SL/DL (Max Read Speed) 6x CAV
BD-R SL/DL (Max Read Speed) 6x CAV
BD-R TL/QL 6x CAV
BD-R SL LTH (Max Read Speed) 6x CAV
BD-R SL LTH (Max Read Speed) 6x CAV
BD-RE SL/DL (Max Read Speed) 6x CAV
BD-RE TL (Max Read Speed) 4x PCAV
BDMV (AACS Compliant Disc)(SL/DL) (Max Read Speed) 6x CAV
DVD-ROM SL/DL (Max Read Speed) 8x CAV
DVD-R SL/DL (Max Read Speed) 8x CAV
DVD+R SL/DL (Max Read Speed) 8x CAV
DVD-RW (Max Read Speed) 8x CAV
DVD+RW (Max Read Speed) 8x CAV
DVD-RAM (Max Read Speed) 2x, 3x CLV, 5x PCAV
DVD-Video (CSS Compliant Disc)(SL/DL) (Max Read Speed) 8x CAV
CD-R/RW/ROM (Max Read Speed) 24x / 24x / 24x CAV
CD-DA (Max Read Speed) 24x CAV
BD-ROM ACCESS TIME (1/3 STROKE) 250ms typ.
DVD-ROM ACCESS TIME (1/3 STROKE) 200ms typ.
CD-ROM ACCESS TIME (1/3 STROKE) 200ms typ.
BD-ROM SUSTAINED TRANSFER RATE 26.97 MB/s (6x) max.
DVD-ROM SUSTAINED TRANSFER RATE 11.08 MB/s (6x) max.
CD-ROM SUSTAINED TRANSFER RATE 3.6 MB/s (24x) max.
BUFFER SIZE 4MB Buffer Under-run prevention function embedded
HOST INTERFACE USB 3.0
OPERATING SYSTEMS (supported) GNU/Linux
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS (Minimium) CPU Intel Pentium D 3.2GHz or Higher (with USB 2.0)
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS (Reccomended) CPU Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 2.4GHz or higher
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS HDD 30GB or more of available space
(60GB for Blu-ray Disc authoring)
RAM 1GB or Higher
BD Video Playback CPU Following CPU recommended - Intel:E6400 or higher


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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 are unable to provide end-user support for third party documention or functionality enabled by third party firmwares. This includes third party firmwares, flashing of third party firmwares, ripping of audio/video discs, and playback of any commercially produced content not under permissive licensing.

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