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ASUS Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner BW-14D1XT

  • 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM
  • 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM
  • 4MB Cache
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ASUS BW-14D1XT is a Blu-ray writer that brings the fastest 14X Blu-ray writing speeds and latest BDXL format support, storing up to 128GB per disc. Along with E-Green technology, ASUS BW-14D1XT improves your productivity while caring for the planet, providing the fastest and the best Blu-ray burning solution.


Learn more about the ASUS BW-14D1XT

General

Brand
ASUS
Model
BW-14D1XT
Type
Internal Blu-ray Burner

Performance

Cache
4MB
BD-ROM Access Time
180 ms

Write Speed

BD-R
14X
BD-RE
2X
DVD+R
16X
DVD+RW
8X
DVD-R
16X
DVD-RW
6X
CD-R
48X
CD-RW
24X
BD-R DL
12X
BD-RE DL
2X
DVD+R DL
8X
DVD-R DL
8X
DVD-RAM
5X

Read Speed

BD-ROM
12X
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 8
Windows 7
Windows Vista
Windows XP
Software Contents
Cyberlink Power2Go 7
E-Green

Features

System Requirements
CPU: Intel Pentium D 945(3.4GHz) or higher
RAM: 1GB or more is recommended
HDD: 10GB or more
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7600GT or ATI X1600 series or above
Use HDCP Compatible display and VGA card to High Definition digital output
Features
14X Blu-ray writing speed

BDXL format support

E-Green saves over 50% power consumption

Disc Encryption doubles the security with password control and hidden file function

Drag-and-Burn with 3 easy steps to complete disc burning

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Eric U.
  • 9/26/2013 7:48:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsread this !!!

Pros: First off I just want to say to the people who say it won't work! You obviously have no idea what your doing and have a lot to learn. You need special codecs and programs that allow you watch blu rays.if you search hard enough actually it's very simple but to you if your not able to watch its generally going to be a tough process but you need to obtain certain programs (arcsoft total media theatre) :)which you will need to buy unless one again you search hard enough you will learn how to obtain these. Anyway than to burn you will need to do the same!I however will recommend dvdfab I have never had a single coaster burning any blu rays or dvds .If you have coasters check your burning speeds:) I've never really had a coaster since cd burning became huge! Last thing I buy optical quantum blu rays 50 pack for 30 off newegg they are 25gb bit I can easily fit movies on the disc with dvdfab if you know what your doing:)

Cons: Nothing

Other Thoughts: Stop thinking the world is made easy and everything is handed on a gold platter

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  • John R.
  • 7/6/2013 6:32:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFirmware?

Pros: I just bought this drive a few days ago and installed it in my computer. I booted my PC up and it said it successfully recognized the Blu-ray drive. I then proceeded to putting a Blu-ray in. It would not play. Tried downloading VLC player because I have played Blu-rays in the past with it in my laptop. Still not playing. I took the only disc that came with the drive put it in, installed Power2Go and then it took me to the Asus website. I searched for the firmware for my driver clicked the drop down box to select my OS and there were NO OS's to select from. Any ideas?

Cons: Can't get it to play Blu-rays. Most posts says Windows 7 should get it working automatically (plug and play) but it doesn't seem to be like that.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

If the OS drop-down list is blank, then there may not be any firmware or downloadable updates available at this moment. To run and play Blu-ray movies, I suggest you visit Download.com and type-in “Blu-ray” in the search box. You can download and install free trial versions of Blu-ray programs from several, different manufacturers out there and then decide which one you believe is more user-friendly. The cost will vary depending on the features included in their bundled suite, so please look for the manufacturer’s comparison chart for details. If you require further assistance, please reach out to me at cl-celeste@asus.com and include case#2837611 in the subject line.

Sincerely,
Celeste
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Kari b.
  • 6/5/2013 3:58:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASUS Quality

Pros: Works Great!

Cons: None so far.

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  • Soren S.
  • 4/12/2013 5:29:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Burner

Pros: This is a great burner.

Cons: None.

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  • Sonia S.
  • 3/30/2013 3:53:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt works on Linux

Pros: It works on Linux (MEPIS 11 a Debian based distro). Using k3b and Cdrecord I burned over 50 discs (RiDATA - BD-R SL, BD-R DL, DVD+R SL, DVD+R DL) without a single coaster.

I did not try playing a Blu-ray Video disc in this drive and I did not use the software that was included with the drive.

Cons: None.

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  • David D.
  • 2/16/2013 8:42:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent bluray burner

Pros: Excellent, plays blurays fine, used potplayer which is free software. Just plays the main movie. If you want menus, you'll have to use other software.
I have burned Verbatim 25GB 6X BD-R Model 97457 at 6x and 8x using Imgburn which is also free. Works flawless at both those speeds, I'd stick to 6x though, very high burning speeds you might run into buffer issues. Also have burned DVD-R at 8x with no issues at all.
This is my first Bluray Burner, with the cost of bluray discs being so cheap now, compared to dvd-9s, actually if you look around DVD-9s may be more expensive then 25gb BD-Rs, go figure........and with the uncertainty of hard drives nowanddays, no one can take the chance, hard drives are good backup methods, but really you should also use bd media if you really care about your data. Kept in the right condition discs can last, I have tested dvd-rs I have burnt in 2003, 10 years later they work flawless, this is kept in mint condition. So the media does last. For the price, and the price of BD-Rs theres no reason not to do bluray backup.

Cons: none as of yet.

Other Thoughts: Asus has not added firmware as of this date, but I'm sure that will come later.

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  • Edward S.
  • 2/1/2013 11:06:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsASUS!!

Pros: I don't yet own this Blu-ray player but plan to buy it. Since NewEgg does not allow comments or replies yet to reviews (which a competitor does, btw) I have to make mind this way. First off, ASUS is a extremely good brand. They have made some of the very best motherboards for years - I've used them in most of my home built computers. They make great video cards, monitors and DVD disc drives.

The issue I have with the reviewer blaming this ASUS Blu-ray drive player for not being able to successfully complete a disc is that disc media varies considerably between brands. I've found Verbatim disc media to be the best, period. At least with my SONY and ASUS disc burners, Verbatim as been the best. Verbatim is usually a bit more expensive than other brands but if you don't burn coasters with them, then they actually become cheaper in the long run. Verbatim is the ONLY brand I will use for dual layer burning. I've tried a few other brands and always had issues. Verbatim is so reliable that is will be the brand I buy for Blu-ray when I purchase this ASUS Blu-ray burner. For single layer burning Memorex has been a good cheap alternative but I actually buy only Taiyo Yuden for that now. As with the Verbatim for dual layer burning, as a single layer disc Taiyo Yuden almost never fails to finish a burn session.

So, my argument here is that the media one reviewer here is using is NOT the best, and may actually be the problem as to why he cannot get a good burn. The ASUS Blu-ray drive is not the problem, IMO. Try some Verbatim Blu-ray discs and see if that doesn't make all the difference.

Cons: Some reviews here fail to be helpful and/or accurate about the problems a user is experiencing. NewEgg needs to allow user replies to reviews so that some things can be set straight. A product should not suffer a bad review when it may not be the real problem.

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  • Anthony D.
  • 1/26/2013 6:17:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMIxed View

Pros: seems to work for playing blue ray movies, came with Power2go 7 not Power DVD

Cons: wont finish burning blu-ray BD-R DL discs, i bought a $70 15disc pack of ridata blanks and 3 of them so far failed in the writing process leaving them useless....I tried nero and power2go, ridata makes good discs so that leaves the firmware.....why the heck was this drive released for sale if its gonna need an immediate firmware update of which their is none. When you go to ASUS' download section you cant even select an OS and go any further than that. UGGGH!

Other Thoughts: Seemed to want to burn fast would get through half a 50gig disc in 25 min, then fail....plus, no Power DVD so i gotta dish out at least $50 to watch blu ray movies, so $100 for drive $50 for software $70 for discs that cant be burned....i bought an ASUS cause of its other blu-ray drives good reviews over the LG's lousy reviews.

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  • Melvin R.
  • 1/20/2013 9:33:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood Blu-ray Burner

Pros: Works very well

Cons: None

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