ASUS is known for producing high quality products, especially when it comes to motherboards and graphics cards. In this review, we put ASUS to the test in a sector of the industry ruled in general by other companies. ASUS not only managed to take on the competition, but in many cases dominated.
With a full set of features which includes DVD-RAM reading support, the new E616A has become a very attractive choice if you are looking for a good and reliable reader. The DVD error correction mechanism was excellent, producing no errors with any of our test discs. So don't worry about those old scratched discs, since along with the Auto-Switch mechanism which adjusts the speed accordingly, the drive produces the best possible results.
On the other hand, CD error correction can be further improved and we hope to see this in a future firmware release. CD and DVD reading/ripping speeds were among the fastest, compared to other drives available on the market today.
Game and Audio protection schemes were easily read with the E616A drive. The drive is priced at around US$24.00, making it a very attractive buy.