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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
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Did not get what I expected or ordered, what NewEgg shipped me was a model 'BW-12B1ST a' and is labeled just like that 'on the drive itself' even though the 'box' says 'BW-12B1ST' (without the 'a') ..also the box for this one has now left off listing on the box itself what size cache it is, whereas the one I bought 8 months does list it and 8 MB and the lable on the drive has no 'a' either.

There Is A Difference! with the 'a' version which has only a 4 MB cache! You can see what size cache by using various softwares, I used AID64 to check.

This webpage Product Specification as of today and for the last few months clearly says this has an 8 MB Cache.

However having said all that, the 'BW-12B1ST a' being a re-branded LG BH14NS40 Black 4MB Cache Blu-Ray Burner is a good drive within itself, but that's not what I ordered, I wanted the 8 MB Cache as it's listed, and this is only 4 MB.

I gave it a 3 star because of the situation, not because the 'a' version is a bad one.

Cons: There are two versions of the Asus BW-12B1ST:
1. There is a re-branded Liteon iBHS112-2 with an 8 MB cache, and the other version is a re-branded LG BH14NS40 with 4 MB cache.

2. The Liteon version has the capability of doing Quality Scans for DVD and Blu-ray discs and the LG version does not. The webpage for this product advertises that it's the 8 MB cache version which is the LiteOn clone. What they actually shipped was the LG clone with only 4 MB cache and incapable of performing Disc Quality scanning as the Liteon clone can, along with a few other minor features too.

Other Thoughts: NewEgg did right by it though, and I RMA'd the unit immediately and received my refund.
Thank You New Egg.

I had explained the problem specifically, hoping they would at least fix the webpage listing.
However a week later I see my review is posted, but the webpage still lists this unit as a 8 MB cache (as of today anyway)

I have no idea how many of the 'a' versions they had/have in stock, or even if any of the original version is available anymore.

Please fix your website description and weed out your stock to match to version you have.

I think it's ASUS fault for mixing two different re-branded versions under the same model number in the box, and depending on what shipment NewEgg receives depends what you get.

Am*z*n has had the same problem previously so it's not just NewEgg who has had this same issue with this ASUS drive.

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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
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Did not get what I expected or ordered, however the ''BW-12B1ST a'' in itself being a Re-Branded LG Black 4MB Cache BH14NS40 Blu-Ray Burner is a good drive within itself, but that's not what I ordered, I wanted the 8 MB Cache and listed, and this is only 4 MB.
I gave it a 3 star because of the situation not because the drive is a bad one.

Cons: There are two versions of the Asus BW-12B1ST:
1. is a rebadged Liteon iBHS112-2 with 8 MB cache, and the other version is a re-badged LG BH14NS40 with 4 MB cache.
2. The Liteon version has the capability of doing quality scans for DVD and Blu-ray discs and the LG version does not. The webpage for this product advertises that it's the 8 MB cache version which is the LiteOn clone. What they actually shipped to me was the LG clone with only 4 MB cache and incapable of performing disc quality scanning as the 8 MB cache one can, and a few other features

Other Thoughts: NewEgg did right by it and I RMA's the unit immediately.

Thanks NewEgg,

Please fix your website description and/or weed out your stock. I think it's ASUS fault for mixing two different re-branded versions under the same model number and depending on what shipment NewEgg receives depends what you get.
Am*z*n had the same problem so it's not just NewEgg who is having the same problem with ASUS.

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Collection LED CL-G60E-6W (W) 40 Watt Equivalent LED Light Bulb
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: ~ Great price on sale.
~ Good warm color for the living room
~ 6 watts consumption giving 40 watts of light
~ Looks good

Cons: I didn't expect it, but at the base of the bulb it actually gets hot to the touch, it won't burn you, but it's hot and you won't touch it for too long. I just didn't think LED's get hot like this but perhaps it's normal.
The bottom half of the bulb surface is painted/covered in a silver coating of some type which I presume acts as a heatsink of sorts which is fine.
Again I just didn't think LED's would get hot to the touch.

Other Thoughts: Sale @ 4 dollars ea. incl SH though, I'm very happy with the 5 i bought.

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Richard C.'s Profile

Display Name: Richard C.

Date Joined: 01/16/04

  • Reviews: 23
  • Helpfulness: 10
  • First Review: 06/24/05
  • Last Review: 12/18/13
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