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Optical Drive

Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer

(89 Ratings, 4.5 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

Asus

Part #

BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS

Manufacturer

Asus

Form Factor

5.25"

Interface

SATA 3 Gb/s

Buffer Cache

8 MB

BD-ROM Speed

8X

DVD-ROM Speed

16X

CD-ROM Speed

48X

BD-R Dual-Layer Speed

4X

BD-R Speed

12X

BD-RE Dual-Layer Speed

2X

BD-RE Speed

2X

DVD+R Dual-Layer Speed

8X

DVD+R Speed

16X

DVD+RW Speed

8X

DVD-R Dual-Layer Speed

8X

DVD-R Speed

16X

DVD-RAM Speed

12X

DVD-RW Speed

6X

CD-R Speed

48X

CD-RW Speed

24X

Price History

    Reviews

    oneflygtiguy
    • 36 points
    • 32 months ago

    from completed build The Unryzen

    Who doesn't still have some retro game that they need to install on optical? Am I right?

    iNonEntity
    • 18 points
    • 57 months ago

    from completed build NeoBlue

    Sounds like a fan, decent speed.

    ObsidianDrone
    • 15 points
    • 50 months ago

    from completed build Drone 1

    Works great but a faster write speed is needed.

    Kmak
    • 13 points
    • 54 months ago

    from completed build Team Canada, Going for Gold

    Good solid drive, haven't had a lot of oppertunity to try out all functions yet but so far it's fast and doesn't spool up like a 747

    hbergberg
    • 12 points
    • 39 months ago

    from completed build Bergatroid

    I probably spent too much on this but it reads blu rays and zoo tycoon like a champ.

    GraveDoctor
    • 11 points
    • 47 months ago

    Got it for burning Blu-Rays, haven't done a single one. 5/5

    Renegade-MMXV
    • 10 points
    • 28 months ago

    from completed build Renegade v4.20

    The CD/DVD Drive is loud when actively working, yes. However, it is damn fast at burning/ripping data to and from discs.

    jswadener
    • 9 points
    • 49 months ago

    from completed build Swadizzle

    Works great, but is loud while reading discs.

    kloddant
    • 6 points
    • 11 months ago

    A good blue ray player, though one should note that it does not come with any blue ray playing software, and VLC does not support blue rays yet, at least last I checked.

    gaptoothkid
    • 5 points
    • 40 months ago

    from completed build PrettyNPink

    This Blue Ray has been used in 3 computers so far. No problems, Plug-n-Play worked every time. Some people complain that it doesn't play Blue ray straight out of the box. That is a software thing, not the player. You need a 3rd party decoder for Blue ray.

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