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Does a Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer also read discs?

As you can see this is not my strong suit. I am currently building a new pc and I have a few friends helping me. I noticed on the dvd drive one that is says "Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer" now writer I assume would mean to write files to a disk so like burning a disk. But will that also read disks? Because if I cant read the disks then I assume i couldnt install anything that uses a disk. Including the operating system. Here is the link to the build if you need it for some reason. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2JbN5
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  1. Yes, of course
  2. ok thanks
  3. Best answer
    yes the minimum functionality of the bd/dvd/cd drive is to read and if it says writer then it does both read and write
  4. You will need to purchase software to play bluray movies.
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