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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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  • Nicholaus C.
  • 8/18/2015 10:08:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDVD/BD Reader/Burner? Nope - just reads

Pros: It reads DVDs and Blu-Rays great. I can watch whatever media on my computer and I love it.

Cons: DOES NOT BURN DVDs or BluRays. I can burn CDs, but seriously, who needs to do that much (if at all) anymore?! All I get is coasters every time I try to burn anything other than a CD.

Other Thoughts: I have tried updating firmware, and going to ASUS's site multiple times to check for new support/help/firmware, and nothing has helped. I guess I got a dud.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Nicholaus,

We want to thank you for posting this review, we are sorry to hear your experience with the disk drive. Please allow me to assist you. I understand that you are disappointed with the unit but can I have more information about the issue, when you first received the unit you were not able burn any DVD's? Please try the troubleshooting steps below to try to fix the issue.

1. Try different media discs, including both DVD and CD.
2. Try different SATA ports or use different computer for comparison
3. Confirm that the SATA cables are working.
4. What is the driver version that is currently installed to the optical drive.

For further technical assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case #N150877283 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.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Best regards,
Jerry
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Torre K.
  • 8/10/2015 2:49:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsASUS

Pros: Plays regular DVDs fine

Cons: Does not play Blu-ray disks

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Torre,

I want to thank you for posting this review and we are sorry to hear your experience with the disc drive. On behalf of ASUS we apologize for any inconvenience this issue has caused you. Let me assist you, Please try the steps below to try to fix the 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.

For further technical assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case #N150833999 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.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Best regards,
Jerry
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Michael P.
  • 7/30/2015 8:16:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorked fine for a while then stopped burning discs!

Pros: Good speed for burning discs

Cons: Stopped working. Reads discs fine, but started burning coasters: CD's, DVD's, & Blurays. However, it still burns Rewriteable blurays fine. Tried different media, different speeds, different software - all with same result. Checked and my drive has the latest firmware - Don't know what else to do.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Michael,

I want to thank you for posting this review and I understand that you have an issue with the disc drive. On behalf of ASUS we apologize for any inconvenience this issue has caused you but let me go ahead and further assist you. May I know the firmware version that you are using for the disc driver right now for me to check? also have you tried using the disc drive to different USB ports or use different computer for comparison, try different media discs, including both DVD and CD.

For further technical assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case #N150810424 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.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Best regards,
Jerry
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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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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  • Brandon 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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