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vdotmatrix Level 1 Level 1

So I just bought a Asus Optical Storage SBW-06D2X-U [ID=RWTM20130217092033305-083] model external Burner. blu-ray burner that can burn 128GB QL disks. It had a MAC logo and a WINDOWS logo on the box.  The bundled software, ASUS BD Suite is for windows and MAC users are SOL...


ASUS customer service sent me the following message:

The ODD can support to write BD-R(TL/QL) : 4X

There is no software for MAC OS from us directly.

If you would like to burn discs in MAC OS, you need to find a burning software for MAC OS. There is burning software for MAC OS released by Apple.



Does anyone have any ideas about this product

Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 2.7hz i7; 16gb Ram; VB;win-7-64
  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7

    Roxio Toast 11 says it will burn Blu-ray DVDs on a Mac. I'm sure there are others, try a Google search.

  • Matt Clifton Level 7 Level 7

    You can burn data disks on BD media directly in the Finder, just like with any other optical media. Drag files or folders to the mounted disk on the desktop, then eject it to burn.


    To burn a movie, you need Toast or Compressor.



  • Meg The Dog Level 6 Level 6

    According to the Asus website:



    Mac OS X has the ability to burn optical discs directly from the finder, I am not sure that it will burn BDXL discs and do not have a BDXL burner to test it on, but I can burn directly from the finder to a 25/50gb Blu-Ray dics using my LG Blu-Ray or Matsushita Blu-Ray burners by doing the following:


    Assemble all the files I want to burn to disc into one folder.

    Next, control-click on that folder and from the drop down menu choose "Burn "Folder Name" to Disc  . . ."



    Once I select that, I get prompted to load an appropriate sized blank disc:



    I put in a blank disc, it takes a few moments to spin up, then, I get a chance to name the disc and set the burn speed:




    I click on burn, and the burn takes place with an automatic verification pass after the burn.


    Don't know if you want to risk a BDXL blank testing this out, but it might be worth a shot.



  • vdotmatrix Level 1 Level 1

    i thank you for finding this gem on that site.....i looked and looked and got caught up in endless forms trying to find mac info.......i am going to try and find what you found. i bought that drive from the microcenter and 2 10-paks of the BD-r DL to test them out....i was getting dispondent and ready to drive allthe way out there to return it tommorow until I read your post......i will have to give it a whirl and see for myself.

  • vdotmatrix Level 1 Level 1

    i was beginning to get queeezy looking around again for mac stuff on that $#@$#@ asus website... no way you could post the link to that content so i can seeit ....

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7

    As far as I know, if you intend to burn movies/video to your disks, you will need Toast or Compressor. Mac OS cannot burn a video to a DVD if you want to use that DVD in a stand alone player to play on your TV.

  • Meg The Dog Level 6 Level 6

    Actually found that info here:



    Can you post back if successful? I've wanted to switch to BDXL for a while, it would be great to hear it works.






    Message was edited by: Meg The Dog to fix typo

  • boirun03 Level 1 Level 1

    There really only are a handful of apps that can create and burn a true Blu-Ray movie: there is a list of some good ones here including Toast which is probably the most feature packed for BD and BDXL:

  • Kurt Lang Level 8 Level 8

    Toast Titanium 11 does support BDXL 100 and 128 disks. You need the optional $20 plug-in to create DVD or Blu-ray video disks.

  • kuj399 Level 1 Level 1

    MtD, I tried your technique, I have OS X Leopard 10.5.8, did exactly what you said to do, received error message stating that my Verbatim BD-R 25GB BluRay disc was too small to burn 19GB of data. I reduced the number of files to 16GB of data, tried your technique again, received same error message: not enough room on disc for 16GB of data. I don't know how  you got your OS X to burn "natively" from the OS X desktop, but mine won't work with BluRay discs. BTW, I have an MCE 12x BluRay burner installed on my MacPro G5. Any help would be appreciated but upgradeing to Mountain Lion will not be an option for me.

  • kuj399 Level 1 Level 1

    I think what is important here is that burning DATA to BluRay (to use the BluRay media as a means of backing up, archiving, copying, data files) is not possible with Toast. I have Toast 10 Titanium WITH the BluRay plugin for $19.99 and when I go to burn data files or ISO (image) files, I get nothing but error messages and end up with very expensive BluRay drink coasters. BTW, I'm using Verbatim BD-R 25GB blank media, even trying to use OS X 10.5.8 Leopard is useless as its configured for 4.7GB DVDs, not BluRay media. This is beyond frustrating.

  • Kurt Lang Level 8 Level 8

    BTW, I have an MCE 12x BluRay burner installed on my MacPro G5.

    Do you mean a PowerMac G5? If it's actually a Mac Pro, then it can't have a PowerPC G5 CPU, it would be Intel.

    I think what is important here is that burning DATA to BluRay (to use the BluRay media as a means of backing up, archiving, copying, data files) is not possible with Toast.

    That is an incorrect statement. I've been using Toast Titanium to burn data (and video) Blu-ray disks since December of 2008 when I purchased my first Blu-ray drive. We took all of our archived work off of about 130 CDs and DVDs and got it down to four 50 GB Blu-ray disks. All further archiving have been done on the same size Blu-ray disks.

    I get nothing but error messages and end up with very expensive BluRay drink coasters. BTW, I'm using Verbatim BD-R 25GB blank media

    Hmm. I've used Panasonic, Verbatim and Sony disks with my LG GGW-H20L drive and Toast Titanium. All work without issue. I've never ended up with a skeet.


    Unfortunately, I can't guess why you'd be having trouble with the same software, and likely the same disks. How old is the drive you're using? Are there any firmware updates for it? The drive I'm using is kind of old now and unlikely to see any more updates, but I did apply three firmware updates to it as they were released. Each update improved the speed of the drive and which types of disks it would recognize and use. I'm not sure if this older drive could burn or read 100 or 128 GB disks. Probably not.

  • kuj399 Level 1 Level 1

    MacPro G5 (Model MacPro 1,1) This is a 2007 vintage Mac

    Two dual core xeon processors (4 cores total) running at 2.66GHz

    10GB 667MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM RAM

    NVidia GeForce 8800GT PCIe x16 512MB

    OS X 10.5.8 Leopard

    MCE 12x BluRay burner (internal)

    Quicktime 7.7

    1TB boot drive

    1.5TB secondary drive

    18TB of external drive storage


    Been working on Macs and PC's since the 1980's, been editing videos professionally since 1981.

    I am not a neophyte.


    Last time I looked it looked like an Intel Processor to me... then again maybe I'm wrong.

    The MCE 12x drive is two years old, it has the last firmware update available from the manufacturer.


    I've read online where someone said that I could downgrade QT 7.7 to 7.6 and that when 7.6 was upgraded to 7.7 that it caused Toast 10 to no longer burn BluRay data discs. They provided a link to where I could, if I wanted, downgrade my QT version to an earlier version without reinstalling the OS and they said it worked fine.

    I have not tried that.


    From your response, it sounds like you think I got my facts screwed up about my system, or the Toast software.


    If you go to this link, you can read what I've been going through with the help of another Mac professional with no joy as the end result. lu-ray-media/


    Like I said there, this isn't rocket science... I have all the minimum requirements necessary for Toast 10 Titanium to function correctly but it doesn't. How you got yours to work is a mystery but I am not the only one who has had issues with the disc burning app.

  • kuj399 Level 1 Level 1

    Addendum: I am editing videos using FCP 7x, Final Cut Suite HD,

    Aja Kona LHe HD video editing I/O

    It was recommended MCE's 12x BluRay burner (at that time) was the best choice for burning BluRays using Apple Compressor. Now that I'm trying to perform data archiving to BluRay, Toast 10 Titanium creates unusable BluRay discs.

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