SilverStone TS05 External USB 2.0 Blu-ray Drive
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Frank Stroupe
Date: 12-02-2009
Provided by: SilverStone
Software Installation

I was really excited to test out the SilverStone Blu-ray drive, especially on my Acer Aspire One 11.6" netbook as it does not have an optical drive and this unit would serve multiple purposes.

I began by installing CyberLink's PowerDVD 9 onto the netbook. After installation, I was prompted to install a software update. Once this was complete, I was ready to watch a movie... or so I thought. After getting an error message, I was prompted to download CyberLink's BD Advisor program. As it turns out, the netbook didn't meet the minimum hardware requirements for Blu-ray Disc playback.

No big deal, as I am sure it takes a decent amount of processing power / GPU power to handle Blu-ray.

I then proceeded to install the software on my HP TX1119US notebook which is about two years old now and again, no go.

Finally I installed the software on an Acer Timeline which met the minimum requirements of the software. Now we are in business. You can check CyberLink's minimum requirements for Blu-ray playback here.

Continue ahead for testing.

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