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ASUS Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner 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 internal BW-12B1ST Blu-ray writer not only realizes the first-ever 12X normal Blu-ray write speed but also reduces the failure disc rate and increases successful burning, allowing you to enjoy fast and high-quality burning experience. Moreover, its Disc Encryption doubles the security with password-controlled and hidden-file functionality, and the hassle-free 3-step (Drag-and-Burn) makes it easy to burn.

  • 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.

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


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  • Mike B.
  • 7/6/2015 1:03:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent product

Pros: Great burner and you can't beat the price

Cons: None so far

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  • Brad C.
  • 6/12/2015 11:51:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Easy to install, worked great right off the bat. Do your homework, not all BD players are the same. Check the RW speed and access time much like a HD drive. Also some brands are more reliable then others.

Cons: No real cons here it's a BD Player lol ... although I did just buy a another brand dvd burner and I have had difficulty with it reading correctly.

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  • Richard K.
  • 5/22/2015 6:02:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBlu-Ray Player Software NOT INCLUDED

Pros: It works once you buy additional software for $50.

Cons: The ad needs to state that there is NO SOFTWARE INCLUDED that will PLAY BLU-RAYS. I had to spend another $50 to buy software to make this drive play a Blu-Ray. This was not at all a good deal considering you have to spend more to make it work.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Richard,

Thank your for your time in posting a review about our products. On behalf of ASUS, we would like to apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you. Please be advised that based on the unit's specifications the software was not included on this package. Please see this link for your reference: http://www.asus.com/Optical_Drives/BW12B1ST/specifications/. If there is anything that I can help or assist you with please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and place the case #N150647431 in the subject line for a reference.

Thank you for choosing ASUS!

Best regards,
Jerry A
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Allen B.
  • 5/22/2015 5:50:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsThis was what i ordered

Pros: Burns disks without a problem. I've always liked asus products and they've been in many of my builds over the years so I really wanted to like this too.

Cons: Unfortunately it wasn't what I got so be warned. I wanted the drive listed here but the drive i got only has 4MB cache. not the 8 advertised. The model number on the one I got was "BW-12B1ST A".

It's been too long now to do anything about it, but I feel I wasted my money when a cheap no name burner has so many fewer problems reading disks than this thing does.

It's very picky about what disks it will read. For instance, it won't even detect the driver disk for my asus motherboard. DVD's work at a about 60% success rate.

Other Thoughts: Apparently asus had two suppliers for this drive, lite-on and lg. The lite-on drives are supposedly much better, the lg ones not so much. Guess which one I ended up with?
I've had friends that were going to get this for there own systems and I've steered them away. Too much money for a drive with this many problems imo

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Allen,

Thank your for your time in posting a review about our products. On behalf of ASUS, we would like to apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you. Please see this link for the ODD's troubleshooting to try to fix the problem. If there is anything that I can help or assist you with the product please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and place the case #N150647459 in the subject line for a reference.

Thank you for choosing ASUS!

Best regards,
Jerry A
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • David W.
  • 5/20/2015 9:19:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASUS

Pros: Got it on sale, with a rebate even. Still the price is under $100 normally. A blue ray burner with 3D support, what else could you want?

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: This unit has great reviews which is why I purchased it.

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  • Scott W.
  • 5/14/2015 12:52:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAsus great name

Pros: Works as it should, I brought it because of the name.

Cons: None yet

Other Thoughts: This is my first Bluray burner. I have not use it to burn a disk yet. If I have any problems I'll be sure to update this review

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  • Kyle N.
  • 5/11/2015 11:58:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Reads and writes fine.

Cons: Doesn't come with any playback capabilities. Would expect it out of a 75 dollar player. Mail in rebate IF you sign up for it.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Kyle,

Thank your for your time in posting a review about our products. On behalf of ASUS, we would like to apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you. Based on the unit's specifications the unit has a playback option please see this linke for your reference, http://www.asus.com/Optical_Drives/BW12B1ST/specifications/. If there is anything that I can help or assist you with the product please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and place the case #N150647489 in the subject line for a reference.

Thank you for choosing ASUS!

Best regards,
Jerry A
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Donald S.
  • 5/4/2015 9:06:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks but not as advertised

Pros: Pros: works quickly, quietly, and does its job for the most part.

Cons: Cons: yea doesnt read blu-ray at all figured hey could get this and watch movies here and there, but went to try the first time and not supported. Also the additional programs it comes with are just buggy.

Other Thoughts: Look for something else if your wanting a cheap blu-ray drive this is just a pretty cd drive nothing else.

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  • EDWARD K.
  • 4/25/2015 6:02:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsdisappointed

Pros: installed with no problem and recognized immediately . Watched hunger games blu ray, great movie ,smooth as silk.

Cons: I read the review where the a version is a 4mb cache and the listing says 8 MB. That was over a year ago. It was on sale so I took a chance but but lost. I got the 4 MB. I agree that the listing should have changed by now.

Other Thoughts: I really do not know if 4 MB vs 8 MB cache is really going to make a difference.

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  • Michael S.
  • 4/25/2015 1:38:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid drive

Pros: Works as intended.

Cons: It received 4 eggs because the software bundled with it is worthless.

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