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ASUS Blu-ray burner

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First from ASIA brings the most desired and unique products from Asia to you. All First from ASIA products meet US product regulations. You can expect the same Newegg service but difference in shipping lead-time may apply.
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  • BDXL Supports up to 128 GB data storage in one disc
  • Extreme 16X Blu-Ray writing speed
  • BD-R(XL) / BD-R(TL),BD-R(DL), BD-R(QL) are supported
  • M-disc Support
  • E-Green saves power consumption
  • With one bonus free UHD software register code.

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  • Overview
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  • Warranty & Returns
  • Reviews

ASUS BW-16D1HT is a powerful and energy-saving Blu-ray writer which is capable of writing from 16X BD format. Its M-Disc compatibility allows consumers to store their priceless photos or documents for more than 1,000 years, and along with BDXL Support, the maximum data storage is 128GB in one disc. Suitable for anyone who desires a total storage and data backup solution.

1. Advantages of "Friendly" Version 3.0

Plug and Play.
Every client can get one free UHD software register code from our support team. Please check Newegg message after placing your order.


2. M-Disc Support.

1000-Year Storage Solution. Save your priceless memories or data for up to 1,000 years.

3. BDXL Support.

Big-Storage Disc Formats. Move to the future of optical storage with massive BDXL at up to 128GB!

4. E-Green.

The Most Energy Saving Drive. Green idle mode reduces drive operations for up to 50% energy savings.

5. Disc Encryption.

Doubled Data Security. Highest security standards with password control and encoded file name functionality.

6. Drag-and-Burn.

Burn Discs in Three Simple Steps. Drag and drop files to complete super-reliable disc burning in three intuitive steps.

7. Superior Burning Solution.

Best Burning Quality Assured. Intelligent drive operation management pre-tests media and assures the best data burning quality.


Please Read Before Placing an Order
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* All ASUS BW-16D1HT burners are in new condition, never used. In order to realize the "Friendly" function, all ASUS BW-16D1HT burners in our shop have been taken out of package to update the firmware to Version 3.0. Each item has been tested thoroughly before sending to customers. Please rest assured to order!
* Original packages are in Chinese. We will include an English-Version instruction in the package.
* For all items have been updated to firmware 3.0, the items can't be returned. We will stand behind our products and provide replacement service in 1 year.


Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Spinning round and round! 10/11/2019 4:41:46 PM

Pros: Functions as intended
No hassle installation

Cons: The loudest optical drive I have ever owned.

Overall Review: This drive behaves exactly as one would expect. It does its job, but I can't give it the fifth egg simply because it sounds like it is about to explode whenever I put a disk in. The noise I'm hearing isn't a grind. I don't feel like the drive is actually going to break. It is just incredibly loud to the point that I'm actually surprised every time I've used it.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Does exactly what I expected it to do 9/7/2019 7:54:53 AM

Overall Review: I have an ASUS model BW-12B1ST that is listed on some sites as UHD friendly, but it's not. There may be some way to change the firmware to make it so, but that seems to be a fairly iffy process. Some folks say you can modify it, some say the burner is too old and can never be modified to read UHD discs. So, I decided to replace it with this one.

As a side note, I have had the BW-12B1ST model for six years, have used it regularly, and it has never failed me. So, kudos to ASUS for a quality product. I am hoping for the same performance with this one.

When I unpacked this one, the BW-16D1HT model, and I first looked at the box I was a little worried because it appeared to be factory sealed, so I was a little afraid that the firmware had not been modified to read UHD discs. But, once I opened it, there was a document inside that stated that the modification had been done, and the firmware had even been locked to avoid any changes to it, which alleviated my concerns.

Swapping it out with my older BW-12B1ST model was quick and easy (it comes with no cables BTW, just four mounting screws). I then inserted my 4K UHD copy of "The Revenant" and it read it immediately. Note that I had tried the same disc in the BW-12B1ST model I replaced, and no dice. It couldn't read it.

So, in summary I am quite pleased with my purchase. I can now rip my 4K discs as a file to play on my Oppo UDP-203 or back them up.

I'm not sure if the UHD format on disc media will ever really take off....it seems to be a slow-starter, but I'm glad I now have the capability to run them via my disc drive.

Thank you Newegg, thank you ClonerAlliance (the vendor).

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Works Perfectly 9/1/2019 9:25:55 AM

Pros: Bought this to backup UHD discs. Put this drive in a Nexstar case and was up and running immediately.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Works as advertised. Shipped quickly. Always nice when things are accurately represented and no hitches anywhere.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Excellent burner 8/27/2019 8:30:24 AM

Pros: Another solid product from Asus. Should be listed as UHD burner instead of Blu-ray as it is capable of burning 4K quality movies with the appropriate software. Fast, quality burns and playback as well. Have only owned for a short time, but no burning errors or pricey non-functioning discs.

Cons: None so far

Overall Review: Would recommend purchase of this product, which comes shipped with locked firmware.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Product as described 8/22/2019 4:33:32 PM

Overall Review: Ordered Friday 08/16/2019
Delivered Thursday 08/22/2019
Using a legally owned 4k Disk of Starship Troopers I made a copy, for personal backup, in 42 minutes using MakeMKV.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Works exactly as needed without any additional effort on my part 7/21/2019 5:26:11 AM

Pros: Bought it to replace a VERY old LG Blu-Ray drive (one of the first raw drives available) which had lost the ability to properly read a complete Blu-Ray disk. In shopping for a new drive I wanted one that wouldn't work against me when I wanted to rip newly purchased disks to be played back on a Shield without physical media.

Back in the day I'd flashed firmware on optical drives and it didn't scare me, but just buying a new random drive and trying to retrofit the firmware to work properly would take research and experimentation as well as doing things like creating a specific boot USB drive and, after all that, still possibly bricking the drive (I researched it a bit). Or I could spend a little more and get a ready-to-go, properly configured, and already tested drive from these guys. I decided I'd rather spend my time doing something more fun than trying to do on my own what they had already accomplished. It worked correctly right out of the box and continues to do so, though granted I've had it less than a month. You get what you pay for.

Yes, you can buy the same drive for less money and then spend the time it takes to get it to where this drive already is. Or you can just buy the right thing in the first place. I chose the latter.

Bought it the week before the July 4th holiday. Wasn't desperate so I ordered it with the cheapest shipping and was promised the drive on the Friday following the 4th. Instead it arrived on the preceding Wednesday. I doubt the seller had much control over that, but it did make it an even more positive experience. Had it been on time or even a day late I wouldn't have lowered my rating, but getting it two days earlier than promised certainly didn't hurt.

Overall Review: Paid the stated price, it arrived earlier than promised, and it performs exactly as advertised. Not really anything to find fault with.

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Anonymous
5/ 5
Do you have better things to do with your time? I do. 7/18/2019 8:37:39 AM

Pros: Works perfectly right out of the box.
MakeMKV runs LibreDrive on it automatically.
Reads UHD discs, manufactured-on-demand discs, everything.

Cons: Pricey. Worth it.

Overall Review: I'm the last guy to take the easy way out and just pay extra for convenience. I like to get my hands dirty... I like to learn... I like to know how things work. But I also know value when I see it, and after I read endless posts about how much trouble people have had getting firmware upgrades (er, downgrades) to run correctly, and how the next drive I buy might have yet another firmware countermeasure added, and how a minor goof can turn a working drive into a brick, I knew I had better things to do.

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Anonymous
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great Product 5/26/2019 8:20:28 AM

Pros: Works as advertised

Cons: No cons

Overall Review: Would recommend this product

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