The Blu-ray combo drive BC-12D2HT Silent ASUS plays Blu-ray movies (even 3D Blu-rays) in the purest HD quality and describes DVD and CD media. The drive supports reading and writing of DVD and CD media of all kinds. The BC 12D2HT Silent offers speeds of 16x DVD +/- R, 6x DVD-RW and + RW, 8x on Dual and Double Layer Media and 12x on DVD-RAM media and supports M-DISC. The M-DISC offers the same capacity of a DVD, but has a particularly robust inorganic layer write an extremely high resistance to moisture, UV light and has a life of about 1,000 years. Thus, the M-DISC is ideal for long-term archiving of important data.