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ASUS Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Drive Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

  • Fastest 12X Blu-ray reading speed
  • E-Green saves over 50% power consumption
  • Blu-ray 3D support, 2D to 3D DVD conversion, DVD upscaling to HD 1080p (optional)
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ASUS BC-12B1ST is a powerful and energy-saving Blu-ray Disc drive capable of reading from 12X BD format and writing to 16X DVD±R format. With OTS strategy, it assures the best burning quality. The BC-12B1ST supports Blu-ray 3D entertainment, creating a fantastic 3D world for users. Furthermore, the BC-12B1ST is designed with E-Green engine which auto-closes drive applications when not in use, saving power to decrease ultimate CO2 emissions.

  • newegg Superior Burning Innovation The BC-12B1ST is designed with series of burning innovations--OTS Technology assures the best burning quality, disc encryption doubles security with password control and hidden file functionality, and drag-and-burn interface accomplishes entire jobs in three easy steps.
  • newegg Green Focus Protecting the environment starts with green computing. E-Green engine adopted in the BC-12B1ST auto-closes drive applications when not in use, saving power to decrease ultimate CO2 emissions.

Learn more about the ASUS BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS

General

Brand
ASUS
Model
BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS
Type
Internal

Performance

Cache
2 MB
BD-ROM Access Time
250ms

Read Speed

BD-ROM
12X
DVD-ROM
16X
CD-ROM
48X

Write Speed

DVD+R
16X
DVD+RW
8X
DVD-R
16X
DVD-RW
6X
DVD+R DL
8X
DVD-R DL
8X
DVD-RAM
12X
CD-R
48X
CD-RW
24X

Physical Spec

Panel Color
Black

Configuration

Load Type
Tray
Interface
SATA

Features

Features
Windows 8 Compatible
Fastest 12X Blu-ray reading speed
E-Green saves over 50% power consumption
Blu-ray 3D support, 2D to 3D DVD conversion, DVD upscaling to HD 1080p (optional)
Dolby EX and DTS-HD (5.1 channels)(optional)

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


Customer Reviews of the ASUS BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS

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  • Brook C.
  • 2/17/2015 3:57:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsStop working after 11 months

Pros: None

Cons: Item stopped spinning the disk after 11 months. Ran loud and slow. Product failed right around the warranty expiration date.

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  • Michael R.
  • 2/11/2015 7:08:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWell...it works!

Pros: Works as expected.

Cons: None

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  • Michael S.
  • 2/8/2015 8:03:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsChecking the Warranty

Pros: Worked great and did its job for over nine months.

Cons: Less than ten months after purchase, it still plays CDs, but has completely ceased to recognize and play Blu-ray Discs, and although it will - RARELY - recognize DVDs, it won't play them.

Other Thoughts: Ordered this drive because I needed a BD drive, I had a promo code, and among other people ASUS seems to have a reputation for quality and reliability. Unfortunately, in my own experience, I haven't had quite the same luck, and this drive just serves to enforce my own previous experience. I'm going to be contacting ASUS, since it's still under warranty. Hopefully, it'll be taken care of, and if so, I just pray that it lasts more than nine months this time.

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  • Bryan C.
  • 2/6/2015 7:44:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: Exactly what I needed, fast shipping

Cons: none yet

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  • Darrell G.
  • 2/1/2015 3:57:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGreat drive if your BluRay is perfect

Pros: Reads DVD's and CD's

Cons: If you have the smallest scratch on a BluRay, the drive throws scsi errors. This was a waste of money, I'm now looking for a drive that will actually play a Netflix BluRay.

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  • Perry M.
  • 1/23/2015 5:18:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASUS Blu ray Player

Pros: Works , nice and quite

Cons: None

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  • Vincent T.
  • 1/12/2015 4:41:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorked - Sorta

Pros: Was a nice deal, I usually like and trust ASUS products.

Cons: It took more than 5 minutes to access any disks, and when any disk was inserted, it sounded like a wood chipper with dulled blades.

Other Thoughts: RMA'd no problem. I did replace it with another ASUS drive, just not this model. We'll see how that goes.

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  • Tania B.
  • 12/30/2014 10:42:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsDIED IN JUST UNDER 2 YEARS

Pros: Worked great, fast and quiet.

Cons: Completely quit reading discs in just under 2 years (got it for Christmas in 2012, stopped working Christmas Eve 2014). Very frustrating that I am already having to purchase a new drive. WIll not likely buy ASUS again due to premature failure. Was only used to rip 10-20 Blu-ray disks. Warranty should be better, (or at least build-quality should be better). WOuld give 4-5 stars if it hadnt failed, or was covered by warranty.

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  • Jeffrey W.
  • 12/13/2014 10:07:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Drive

Pros: -Fast Drive
-Relatively quiet

Cons: -Price

Other Thoughts: If you're fine with ripping your Blu-Ray's to disk, this drive will make short work of whatever you throw at it.

However, I wasn't able to find any playback software, free or otherwise, that was compatible with Win 8.1 and my setup. This is not a criticism of the product, but the ecosystem it seems to be in.

Confirmed with Cyberlink that my HW setup was HDCP-compliant, but PowerDVD 14 Pro and WinDVD 11 would consistently crash upon playback using multiple titles. Free options would either be unable to open the disk or require plugin compiling and encryption key copying, which sorta killed the convenience factor.

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  • ANTHONY S.
  • 12/7/2014 5:12:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBlu-Ray Drive

Pros: Just a plain normal blu-ray drive, operates good. Read/Write speed is not exeptional but it works.

Cons: Tray is noisy , drive itself is a jet engine, the blue LED is a second sun in a dark room, might toast some bread with it .

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