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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
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  • 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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  • Michael M.
  • 4/26/2016 3:39:24 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot Compatible with Win10, abandoned hardware!

Pros: Not a single thing.

Cons: I have personally called and spoken with the Asus support team, and been told that they have abandoned many of their hardware items, and will not be providing driver support for Win10. They do not care about their consumer base, and they are totally unwilling to offer any support or compensation to their loyal customers. I will never purchase any ASUS products again. Their customer policy can be summed up as, "We already got your money, too bad!"

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  • Robert S.
  • 4/19/2016 12:44:34 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDo not buy

Pros: It did read the one blu-ray disc that I tried.

Cons: It has refused to read too many standard DVD discs that read just fine in a normal DVD drive.

Other Thoughts: I will never buy anything made by ASUS again. I've had too much trouble with their motherboards and monitors and now this drive.

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  • Terry W.
  • 2/24/2016 5:05:06 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAUS black 12X blue-ray Burner

Pros: It works as its supposed to.

Cons: none so far but have only owned it a couple of months

Other Thoughts: I've only used to install windows and a couple of games. I haven't done any burning with it yet. So far so good though.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/18/2016 2:08:30 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPay attention to the negative reviews

Pros: Price was low enough to use Blue Ray drive instead of the a better $12 DVD burners

Cons: Windows 7 Pro 64bit does not recognize this drive. It's DOA.

Other Thoughts: Now should I tear apart the SATA routing to troubleshoot a failed optical drive? These things work out of the box or the don't. At least I received the rebate. I'll take my loss and not buy Asus branded storage. Buy something else.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

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 drive's issue.

* 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.
* After all troubleshooting has been recommended, suggest

For further assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case #N160267726 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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  • 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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