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ASUS Black 12X Blu-ray Burner SATA BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS

  • Fastest 12X Blu-ray writing 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 Black BW-12B1ST A Blu-ray Burner



The World's Fastest Blu-ray Burner at 12X Speed
  • Fastest 12X Blu-ray writing 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)
BW-12B1ST

12X Blu-ray High Speed
With the fastest 12X Blu-ray writing, it only takes 11 minutes to back up 25GB* of data

BW-12B1ST

The Best Burning Quality
OTS Technology increases burning success rates and provides users fast and high quality operation

BW-12B1ST

Green Focus
E-Green auto-closes drive application when not in use, saving over 50% power consumption.

BW-12B1ST

Data Protection Solution
E-Hammer helps users delete data permanently on a writable disc (CD-R and DVD-R), ensuring data security with no need to destroy the disc.

BW-12B1ST

Double the Security On-the-Go
Disc Encryption II doubles the security with password-controls and hidden-file functionary, protecting important user data.

BW-12B1ST

Drag-and-Burn
Friendly interface with only three simple steps to burn a disc, making the process easier than ever

BW-12B1ST
Blu-ray 3D Support

ASUS supports latest Blu-ray 3D technology, but the Blu-ray playback software is subjected to change by area. Please check with your supplier for exact offers.

  • newegg Superior Burning Innovation ASUS internal BW-12B1ST Blu-ray writer realizes the world’s fastest 12 X Blu-ray write speed, which allows you to burn a 25GB BD-R SL disk in approximately 11.27mins. With Optimal Tuning Strategy (OTS), the writer generates the optimal burning strategy automatically, reducing the failure disc rate and increasing successful burning.
  • newegg Green Focus The ASUS E-Green Drive automatically optimizes drive's power consumption. E-Green application program can display detailed information on power saved and CO2 reduced using the ASUS drive.
  • newegg E-Hammer The E-Hammer designed with ASUS internal BW-12B1ST Blu-ray writer can permanently delete the data on writable disc (CD-R and DVD-R) formats, ensuring data security and eliminating the hassle of scratching your old discs.

Learn more about the ASUS BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Customer Reviews of the ASUS BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/31/2016 4:56:49 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreate Deal After Rebate

Pros: Easy Install. Read/Write both worked. As a developer, I really only needed this to handle the eventuality that a client will have data on a BD and I should be able to read it. Tested the burn by archiving some useful but not important items. Nothing Special one way or another about it.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Final price, after rebate, was $30 - about as much as I'd pay for a technology that didn't quite make it. Got a deal on some 25GB disks (from NewEgg, of course!) for the above-noted test.

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  • Jose S.
  • 1/17/2016 6:34:27 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsEasy to set great appreance mate black

Pros: Great match with my corsair C70 case

Cons: No soft ware for playing blue ray should have had one

Other Thoughts: product should come with blue ray player soft ware

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  • Brandon P.
  • 1/3/2016 4:59:10 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMake sure you know what you're buying first.

Pros: It's cheap, installs easily, and CAN read blu-ray discs

Cons: What is not made obvious via the description is if you want to use this to play bluray movies on your PC, you will have to purchase 3rd party software - and the only stuff I can find is about $50.00. I completely understand this isn't ASUS's fault - but it'd be nice to have that warning for people before they buy.

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  • Felix M.
  • 12/30/2015 6:22:17 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsStopped Working After 2 Months

Pros: - Worked right away.
- Was really fast for Blu-Ray disks.

Cons: - After about a months, it wouldn't read Blu-Rays. Then no more DVDs. Now it just opens the tray briefly an closes it again before I can place a disk.

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  • Binod A.
  • 12/29/2015 10:55:48 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGood until it worked.

Pros: Trusted brand name

Cons: Only lasted two years. With all the cloud storage and large capacity usb drives available, I hardly had any use for this burner. I may have burned less than 5 BDs since owning it and now it's dead and won't recognize any disk at all. Waste of $70.

Other Thoughts: I should have read the negative reviews first before purchasing this burner.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Binod,

Thank you for your time on posting this review, we are sorry to hear your experience with the optical drive. Please allow me to assist you.

Please try the steps below to try to troubleshoot the optical drive.

• Try different media discs, including both DVD and CD.
• Try different SATA ports or use different computer for comparison
• Confirm that the SATA cables are working.

Can we also have the units serial number for me to check and verify the unit's warranty in case we need to process an RMA.

For further assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case #N151297552 in the subject line for a reference. I'm here to help you and all others with these issues, as our customer loyalty department dedicated to bringing a resolution to all issues related to our products.

If ever you want to call our representatives please check link below for the contact numbers.

http://www.asus.com/us/support/CallUs

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Best regards,
Jerry
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • STEVEN I.
  • 12/20/2015 1:45:50 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Well

Pros: Mine shipped as a "BW-12B1ST a" with 1.00 firmware. $60 w $20 rebate = $40 -- fair price.
Just hope I get the rebate next year sometime. Price is much higher at the time of this writing.
Using ImgBurn through Wine in Linux, could read a 25gb BD-R in 11 mins, and write 25gb in 12 mins. I did not install the provided bloatware. It read old BD-R media, and could write and blank my more difficult DVD+RW media. Played a Blu-ray with VLC. No special drivers required ... the way I like it.

Cons: It makes a little whirr at full speed, and gets a little warm after 35 mins of solid use, but this is expected.

Other Thoughts: When using ImgBurn for writing BD media, you must must must UNCHECK Tools / Settings / Write / BD-R Verify Not Required (*) to reliably burn. It is insane to leave this on the default (checked) setting, using ANY Blu-ray Burner.

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  • Kevin B.
  • 12/17/2015 12:48:29 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes what it is supposed to

Pros: Does what it says. Look at the specs and it delivers what it says. Great price

Cons: None

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5 out of 5 eggsGreat drive

Pros: Drive was easy to install. Reads all optical media incredibly fast. Rips CDs/DVDs at nearly double the speed that my previous ASUS DVD burner did.

Cons: Not any fault of this drive but I did not realize what a pain in the tail it is to get PC playback of commercially released blu-rays (not even talking about ripping!).

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  • David L.
  • 12/15/2015 4:01:52 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks okay

Pros: I received what I ordered. I have read other posts stating they were shipped something other than what was ordered. Not sure how that would happen as that is deception. If a mistake is made I am sure a return would be offered.---Now to claim my rebate. (Sigh)

Cons: REBATES---very dumb things done by makers of good products. Sell them for what you need to make a reasonable profit and you will have customers beating down your door. Look at NEWEGG for the example.

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  • Jameson K.
  • 12/13/2015 9:09:18 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNever Buying ASUS again.

Pros: None.

Cons: *THIS WILL NOT PLAY BLU-RAYS OUT OF THE BOX*

There is no software bundled with this drive capable of playing encrypted Blu-Ray discs (basically every commercially sold Blu-Ray). Windows also does not include software to play them. Programs like VLC cannot play such discs either.

Software capable of playing encrypted Blu-Ray discs *is double the cost of this drive.*

That combined with the insane process I had to go through to redeem the mail-in rebate, I'm never buying an ASUS product again.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Jameson,

Thank you for your time on posting this review, we are sorry to hear your experience with the ASUS optical drive. Please allow me to assist you.

I understand that you are disappointed with the unit. Based on the units specifications the blue ray software is not included on the unit. Please check this link:https://www.asus.com/us/Optical-Drives-Storage/BW12B1ST/specifications/ . For the exact offer the customer may check with the re-seller of the unit for assistance.

For further assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case #N151245832 in the subject line for a reference. I'm here to help you and all others with these issues, as our customer loyalty department dedicated to bringing a resolution to all issues related to our products.

If ever you want to call our representatives please check link below for the contact numbers.

http://www.asus.com/us/support/CallUs

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Best regards,
Jerry
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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