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ASUS Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 4MB 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.


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

General

Brand
ASUS
Model
BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS
Type
Internal Blu-ray Burner

Performance

Cache
4MB
BD-ROM Access Time
250 ms

Write Speed

BD-R
12X
BD-RE
2X
DVD+R
16X
DVD+RW
8X
DVD-R
16X
DVD-RW
6X
CD-R
48X
CD-RW
24X
BD-R DL
8X
BD-RE DL
2X
DVD+R DL
8X
DVD-R DL
8X
DVD-RAM
12X

Read Speed

BD-ROM
8X
DVD-ROM
16X
CD-ROM
48X

Physical Spec

Form Factor
5.25"
Panel Color
Black

Configuration

Load Type
Tray
Interface
SATA

Software

Operating Systems Supported
Windows 7
Windows Vista
Windows XP
Software Contents
Cyberlink Power2Go
E-Hammer
E-Green

Features

System Requirements
Processor: Pentium D 945(3.4GHz) or higher
Memory:1GB or more is recommended
HDD:10GB or more
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT or ATI X1600 series or above
Use HDCP Compatible display and VGA card to High Definition digital output
Features
Writing Mode:
BD-RE: Sequential Write/Random Write
BD-R: Sequential Write
DVD+R & DVD+R (DL): Sequential Write
DVD-R & DVD-R(DL): Incremental Recording
DVD+RW: Random Write
DVD-RW: DAO/Restricted Overwrite/Incremental Recording
DVD-RAM: Random Write
CD-R/RW: DAO/TAO/SAO/Packet Write

Disc Formats: Audio CD, Video CD, CD-I, CD-Extra, Photo CD, CD-Text, CD-ROM/XA, Multi-session CD, DVD Video, BD video

Disc Diameters: 12cm/8cm

Dimensions: 170 x 146 x 41 mm (LxWxH)

Weight: 650 g

Fastest 12X Blu-ray writing speed

E-Green saves over 50% power consumption.

Quick Info

Warranty

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


Customer Reviews of the ASUS BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS

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  • Fengtong H.
  • 7/25/2014 10:13:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: No problem yet

Cons: No cable

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  • John L.
  • 7/25/2014 7:44:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsEXTREME disappointment

Pros: Newegg is exquisite in their customer service. I initially had a problem with a promotional code valid for my account and within 24 hours, they responded to me via email and helped solve my issue promptly.

Cons: This drive is one large con. If you assume that purchasing the drive entitles you to bluray playback, you are unfortunately incorrect. I believe it may be my own misunderstanding that wrought this situation unto me, but However, you must have have software that can play bluray. This means that you'll need to spend more money in order to even use the thing.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for leaving your feedback.

I am sorry the Blu-ray Burner has not met your expectations, it is true this item does not include software for Bluray playback. We value all of our customer’s feedback. If you have any further questions or need further assistance, please contact me through email at CL-Scott1@asus.com. Please place case number N140737845 in the subject line for reference.

Best regards,

Scott
ASUS Customer loyalty

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  • Joseph P.
  • 7/16/2014 8:21:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsHardware is okay, software is awful

Pros: Fast, writes to multiple media

Cons: No Blu-ray player software included, which I knew about ahead of time, Power2Go included software is okay for burning when all functions are working, but after 30 days, it shuts off some of the features (like burning an audio CD) and will nag you to upgrade the software to the full version. I felt like I got conned with this hardware/software package.

Other Thoughts: I would have been okay with it if the software had stayed the same after 30 days, but cutting off features just made me mad. Minus 2 eggs for the junk software bundle.

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  • Wei L.
  • 7/13/2014 8:07:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot Reliable

Pros: It worked for 19 months

Cons: It died after 19 months

Other Thoughts: One year manufacturer's warranty is too short.

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  • Pawel K.
  • 7/8/2014 5:29:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHappy

Pros: - Burns movies with ImgBurn and Nero.
- No dual layer issues with ImgBurn
- Quick
- Inexpensive
- Quiet
- ASUS rebate arrived on time

Cons: - None at this price

Other Thoughts: - I have has a few issues with dual layer DVDs burned with NERO 11 Burning ROM. However, the same movies burned with ImgBurn pay just fine. Which leads me to believe it is not a hardware issue but rather software issue.
- I have not tried to do anything extreme with this drive. I burn single layer BD disks and single and double layer DVDs. For such tasks this drive is excellent
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  • Wolfgang S.
  • 7/6/2014 9:58:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks fine but noisy

Pros: - features
- performance

Cons: - hard noises (impacts) when reading data and opening/closing the tray.

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  • Robert F.
  • 7/2/2014 7:12:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot a long-term Blu-Ray burmer

Pros: Lasted until around the time the warranty was up.

Cons: Lasted about 12 months before the blu-ray burner burned out. It still burns regular DVD's fine, but will no longer burn blu-ray.

Other Thoughts: There was a progressive deterioration in the burner's ability to burn blu-ray disks. It went from failing on some, to failing on most, to failing on all. It totally failed around the time the warranty was over, maybe a little beyond that time. I tried using disks from 3 different manufacturers, but it didn't make a difference. Basically, I spent 80 bucks on a regular DVD burner.

I have always preferred ASUS optical drives when I buy them, but buying this blu-ray burner was a huge mistake.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for selecting ASUS for your optical drive. I’m sorry to hear about your unit. How often did you burn discs? How many discs have you burned with this drive? Keep in mind that optical drives' write feature can wear out over time. It would be cost-effective if you replace the drive with a new one instead of trying to get it repaired. If you’re interested in discussing this topic with me, please email me at cl-celeste@asus.com and include case#N140721821 in the subject line. ASUS Customer Loyalty is here to listen and respond to your concerns and to help you with a positive ASUS experience.

Sincerely,
Celeste
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Dallas C.
  • 6/19/2014 6:29:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes everything you need!

Pros: Does everything I ask of it, works really well with handbrake.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I went to this because of other reviews that said it was good for movies and that on average the life expectancy is good.

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  • Mathew M.
  • 6/10/2014 4:19:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great.

Pros: Cheap, works perfectly as expected.

Cons: None.

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  • NICHOLAS T.
  • 6/9/2014 7:23:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsasus

Pros: works fine no problems

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: good product

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