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Item#: N82E16827135247

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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  • 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.

HTPC setup for those who like that sort of thing
AMD Athlon II X250 Regor
ZOTAC 890GXITX-A-E
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1333
CORSAIR CX series CX430 430W
Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB (Boot)
Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 2TB (storage)

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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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  • Anonymous
  • 11/23/2014 4:41:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat performance for the price

Pros: quite, fast, and reliable

Cons: none

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  • david b.
  • 11/22/2014 12:16:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: best quality/price in the market

Cons: none

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  • Savelie B.
  • 10/26/2014 11:35:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTray not working

Pros: Blue LED works :). BOIS detected the unit.

Cons: Tray not working, (will not open) as a result - unable to use this drive for it's purpose. Can't be used even as a coffee cup holder (if You know the joke)

Other Thoughts: It is not just about the unit. It looks that ASUS cut it's expenses on quality check. As a result this it what happens - marked is flooded with products that don't pass the final factory tests and we as consumers have to do this work for them, I will explain - 1. Buying the product 2. Testing the product (in my case it didn't pass). 3. Returning the product to manufacture (or store). 4. Pray for mercy to get a good product - or money back. The RESULTS: I have to spend my time and money to do work for ASUS quality product test department.

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  • Travis H.
  • 10/19/2014 4:19:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBought for Blu-Ray...

Pros: Fast at ripping music

Cons: Doesn't write mp3 or audio cds at all. Doesn't read Blu-Rays even with third party software. It will play dvd and music, but thats it. Wasted money.

Other Thoughts: I bought this as an OEM so of course it came with no software to play anything and there are no drivers to speak of on the Asus website. I put a BR in the drive and get nothing, I put a DVD in the drive and it shows right up. I figured i would have found a solution for this issue by now, but it seems i am not going to find one. Faulty device.

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  • Brandon P.
  • 10/14/2014 9:54:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: installed windows without a hassle. currently on disconnected standby should it ever be needed

Cons: who keeps these in a machine nowadays?

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  • Alexander H.
  • 10/10/2014 11:37:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsOK drive, wish I had purchased different brand

Pros: I'd say a 7/10 when working,decent picture and read speed

Cons: Stopped working soon after purchase, but only intermittently. After 9 months completely died. Was pretty noisy even when working. Led on front is way too bright blue and is an annoyance.

Other Thoughts: I have purchased so many other Asus products over the years, and have been happy with nearly all of them. I don't this is an overall indicator of Asus but this drive in my case was a dud. If I had it replaced and it worked flawlessly afterwards I would be happier.

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  • CARL K.
  • 10/10/2014 12:32:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSolid but ... .. .

Pros: Solid unit. Reads and writes very well.

Cons: Comes with no bluray software essentially turning this into just another R/W DVD drive.

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  • David C.
  • 9/17/2014 7:38:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDIED ON ME

Pros: When working, worked as good as any other

Cons: Worked great, until just under 2 years and it died on me.
Love when things break just after the warranty is up. Won't be buying asus again. smh

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Asus Customer,

Sorry to hear about the issues you are encountering with your Blu-Ray drive. Should you need further assistance, please email me at CC-Rick@asus.com and place case # N140937282 in the subject line. If you do, please also provide me with the troubleshooting steps you have taken in attempts to resolve this issue.

Thank you for choosing an ASUS product.

Best,

Rick
Asus Customer Loyalty

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