Sapphire Combo Blu-ray / HDD with eSATA & USB 3.0


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



Rear view



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
kit (AD25M2SSD)

mSATA SSD in 2.5" mSATA
drive kit (AD25MSD)

CFast card in 2.5" CFast 
drive kit (AD25CFASTD)

CF card in 2.5" CF drive kit



2015-03-04 Sapphire Combo Blu-ray / HDD with eSATA or USB 3.0

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...


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  • Blu-ray player, DVD-RRW and removable hard drive system all in one 
  • Connect to system via a single USB or eSATA cable
  • High data throughput
    • eSATA - up to 6 Gbps when connecting to SATA III controller
    • USB - up tpo 5 Gbps when connecting to USB 3.0 
  • Optical drive
    • Play Blu-ray or regular DVD movie on your computer*
    • Reads data from all popular DVD and CD format - Blu-ray , standard DVD and CD  
    • Write to DVD+/- R/RW/DL and CD-R/RW media
    • Record up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video on compatible DVD+R DL (dual layer) and DVD-R DL(dual layer) media
  • Removable drive bay
    • Read/ Write to standard 3.5" SATA hard drive
    • Read / Write to 2.5" SATA HDD or SSD using optional Snap-In 25 adapter
    • Drive can be added or removed without restarting the system similar to using a tape cassette when connecting to USB port (for eSATA connection,
      the port must support the hot swap feature) 
    • Hard drive can be a boot device ( USB connection requires BIOS support to boot from USB port)
  • Compatible with Cyberlink High-Def Suite and ArcSoft Blu-Ray playback software
  • AES 256-bit hardware encryption using Addonics optional CipherUSB adapter.
  • Light weight Sturdy aluminum construction
  • Compact size for convenient transportation
  • Plug and play
  • OS support:
    • eSATA: DOS, All Windows OS, Linux (Kernel 2.4 and above), Mac OS X
    • USB: Windows Xp and later, Linux kernel 2.4 later later, Mac OS X and later

* 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

CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-I, Video CD, CD-Extra and CD-Text
Photo CD (Single and Multi session )
CD-R discs conforming to Orange Book Part 2
CD-RW discs conforming to Orange Book Part 3
DVD-R / -RW / RAM with CPRM
CD layer of Super Audio CD Hybrid type
DVD layer of HD DVD Twin format disc
AVCHD format DVD disc

CD-R discs conforming to Orange Book Part 2
CD-RW discs conforming to Orange Book Part 3
DVD-R / -RW / RAM with CPRM

Speed (Max):

Read speed: 
BD-R (SL/DL) 4.8x CAV
BD-RE (SL/DL) 4.8x CAV
BDMV (AACS Compliant Disc) 4.8x CAV
DVD-ROM (SL/DL) 8x / 8x CAV DVD-R (SL/DL) 8x / 6x CAV
DVD-RW (SL/DL) 8x CAV / Not supported DVD+R (SL/DL) 8x / 6x CAV DVD+RW (SL/DL) 8x / 6x CAV
DVD-RAM 2x, 3x ZCLV, 3x-5x PCAV 
DVD-Video (CSS Compliant Disc, SL/DL) 8x CAV
8cm CD 10x CAV
Video CD 24x CAV

Write speed: 
DVD-R 2x CLV, 4x ZCLV, 8x CAV
DVD-RW SL 1x, 2x CLV, 4x, 6x ZCLV
DVD-RAM 2x, 3x ZCLV, 5x PCAV
(Over 12x Media: Not supported)
DVD+R 2.4x CLV, 4x ZCLV, 8x CAV
DVD+R DL 2.4x CLV, 4x ZCLV DVD+RW 2.4x, 3.3x CLV, 4x ZCLV, 8x ZCLV CD-R 10x CLV, 16x, 24x ZCLV CD-RW 4x, 10x CLV, 16x ZCLV 
(High Speed: 10x CLV, Ultra Speed: 16x ZCLV, 
Ultra Speed plus: 16x ZCLV)

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
Loading Type:

Motorized Tray

Removable hard drive system

Add or remove any stanard 3.5" SATA hard drive without special tool

Interface Type:

eSATA and USB 3.0/2.0

Supported OS:

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:
CPU: Intel Pentium D 3.2GHz or equivalent (Recommended: Core 2 Duo E6300 or higher)
RAM: 1GB or more
HDD: 30GB or more of available space
GPU: Card with following GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) and DVI output

nVidia: GeForce 7800 GTX 512/7900 GT/7900 GX2/7900 GTX/7950 GX2/8600 GS/8600 GS/8600 GT/8600 GTS/8800 GTX or higher with 256MB min. memory (Please download PureVideo HD driver at
ATI: Radeon x1950/HD2300/HD2400/HD2600 series or higher with 256MB min. memory (Please download ATI catalyst 6.6 or above at
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
Warranty: One Year


SBDRHEU - (Sapphire BD player/DVD-RRW/MR, eSATA/U3)
Content: Sapphire enclosure integrated with a slim combo Blu-Ray player DVD-RRW burner, 3.5" Snap-In Mobile Rack, eSATA and USB 3.0  connections. Accessories include 6-foot USB 3.0 cable (AAU3AB6F), 3-foot eSATA cable (AAESATA100C), 110/240V AC/DC 12V adapter (AAP12V3A-US), user guide.
Price: 269.00


AAESATA100C (eSATA - eSATA cable, 100 cm.)
Content: 100 cm. eSATA connecting cable with eSATA connectors on both ends. Full compliance with eSATA specification. Great for connecting external storage device with eSATA connector to eSATA host controller.
Price: 9.00
AAESATA200C (eSATA cable, 200 cm (6 ft.))
Content: 200 cm. eSATA connecting cable with eSATA connector on both ends. Full compliance with eSATA specification. Great for connecting external storage device with eSATA connector to eSATA host controller.
Price: 13.99
AAU3AB6F (USB 3.0 male A- male B cable 6 feet)
6 feet USB 3.0 male A- male B cable.
Price: 9.99
AD2U3PCI (2-port USB 3.0 PCI controller)
2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Controller, low profile bracket, Driver CD, User guide,
Price: 39.99
AD2U3PX1 (2-port USB 3.0 PCIe-1X controller)
2-Port USB 3.0 PCI-Express 1X Controller, low profile bracket, Driver CD, User guide,
Price: 22.00