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How to determine if the optical drive in the computer is a Blu-ray Disc® (BD) optical disc drive.

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Use any of the procedures below to determine if the internal optical drive of the computer is a Blu-ray Disc (BD) optical disc drive.

  1. Check device manager.
    1. Open the Device Manager.
    2. In the Device Manager window, click the plus (+) next to DVD/CD ROM drives to expand the selection.
    3. If the computer has an internal Blu-ray Disc (BD) optical drive, BD will be listed in the optical drive description. Image
  2. Eject the optical drive tray and look at the configuration of the lasers. If two optical laser emitters are present, the computer has an internal Blu-ray Disc (BD) optical drive. Image

    NOTE: One laser is used for CD or DVD media and the other, blue laser is used for Blu-ray Disc (BD) media.

  3. Check the marketing specifications of the computer. 
  4. The InterVideo WinDVD BD or CyberLink PowerDVD software applications are supplied on some VAIO computers that include a Blu-ray Disc (BD) optical drive. The presence of either of these software applications can be an indication that the computer has an internal Blu-ray Disc (BD) optical drive.