This Sapphire Combo Blu-ray/HDD drive is a simple external storage solution for adding optical storage and hard drive to any system via a single eSATA or USB 3.0 cable. Equipped with a Blu-ray player / DVD burner, this Sapphire device can play movie or access data stored on all the popular optical media - Blu-ray, DVD or CD disc, and for burning video or data onto DVD or CD disc. The integrated Snap-In Mobile Rack allows any 3.5" SATA hard drive to be conveniently added or removed from this Sapphire drive, similar to using a tape cassette. The built-in eSATA and USB 3.0 interface ensures this Sapphire drive to perform with maximum data speed of the storage media.
Securing the data
You can also secure your data on the DVD or CD disc with AES 256-bit encryption by simply installing the optional Addonics CipherUSB between the Sapphire Blu-ray/DVDRW and the USB port of the PC. There is no addtional software to install or password to remember to use the CiperUSB. Once encrypted, the information on the disc will be invisible in any Blu-ray or DVD/CD player. It is a simple and cost effective solution to secure any sensitive information stored in the optical media. For more information, please review the CipherUSB product page.
Detail view of the Sapphire Combo Blu-ray / HDD drive
note: The hard drive shown above is for illustration purpose and is not part of the product
2.5" hard drive can also be installed into this Sapphire device using the Addonics optional Snap-In 25, a 2.5" - 3.5" SATA HDD adapter.
|Snap-In 25 on the left has the exact same dimension of the
3.5" hard drive on the right
Installing 2.5" SATA drive into the Snap-In 25
M2 card, mSATA SSD, CFast or CF card can be loaded into the Snap-In 25 with the following optional adapters
M2 card in 2.5" M2 drive
mSATA SSD in 2.5" mSATA
CFast card in 2.5" CFast
CF card in 2.5" CF drive kit
I'm very impressed with this equipment. The Sapphire Combo drive handled any disk media I threw at it and having the flexibility and storage capacity of a built in hard drive is very much appreciated. Flexibility is the name of the game with this device. Having both USB 3.0 and eSATA cable connections allows different systems to hookup without adapters...
* Linux playback is supported with third party applications. Please see the Blu-ray application notes page for more information.
Fast processor and graphic adapter are required for computer to play Blu-ray movie.
|Supported optical media||
|Data Transfer rate (Max.):||BD-ROM 215.79 Mbits/s (6x) max.
DVD-ROM 11.08 Mbytes/s (8x) max.
CD-ROM 3,600 kB/s (24x) max.
|Buffer size:||2 MB|
|Access Speed (typical):||DVD-ROM - 160 ms
DVD-RAM - 260 ms
CD-ROM - 140 ms
|Removable hard drive system||
Add or remove any stanard 3.5" SATA hard drive without special tool
eSATA and USB 3.0/2.0
All Windows OS releases after Windows 98SE, Mac OS X or new, Linux Kernel 2.4 or newer
bundled Blu-ray play back software is for use in Windows 2000, XP, 2003, and Vista, Windows 7 only
|Minimum System Requirement:||
|LED:||Power and Drive Activity|
|Cooling system:||Rear mount 4 cm cooling fan|
|Power Supply||110/240 AC/DC 12V 3A power adapter|
|Construction Material||Aluminum body|
|Dimensions (L x W x H):||9.88 x 6.88 x 2.00 in ( 251 x 175 x 50.8 mm)|
|Weight:||~ 2.56 lbs. (1.16 kg)|
|Storage Temperature:||Range: -20C to +60C|
|Operating Temperature:||Range: +5C to +40C|
|Storage Humidity:||5% to 90%|
|Operating Humidity:||5% to 95% non-condensing|