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Optical Drive

Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer

( 4.5 Average / 90 Ratings )

Specifications

Manufacturer

Asus

Part #

BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS

Form Factor

5.25"

Interface

SATA 3 Gb/s

Cache

8MB

CD-ROM Speed

48X

CD-R Speed

48X

CD-RW Speed

24X

DVD-ROM Speed

16X

DVD+R Speed

16X

DVD+R Dual-Layer Speed

8X

DVD+RW Speed

8X

DVD-R Speed

16X

DVD-R Dual-Layer Speed

8X

DVD-RW Speed

6X

DVD-RAM Speed

12X

BD-ROM Speed

8X

BD-R Speed

12X

BD-RE Speed

2X

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Reviews

iNonEntity 13 points 21 months ago
from completed build NeoBlue

Sounds like a fan, decent speed.

jipster69 63 points 20 months ago

It spins my discs and reads them. Thank you optical drives.

Kmak 13 points 19 months ago
from completed build Team Canada, Going for Gold

Good solid drive, haven't had a lot of oppertunity to try out all functions yet but so far it's fast and doesn't spool up like a 747

ObsidianDrone 13 points 14 months ago
from completed build Drone 1

Works great but a faster write speed is needed.

jswadener 6 points 13 months ago
from completed build Swadizzle

Works great, but is loud while reading discs.

axmaxwell 16 points 12 months ago
from completed build Ultimate Portable Desktop

Reads fine. Have not tried burn functions yet.

GraveDoctor 12 points 12 months ago

Got it for burning Blu-Rays, haven't done a single one. 5/5

gaptoothkid 3 points 4 months ago
from completed build PrettyNPink

This Blue Ray has been used in 3 computers so far. No problems, Plug-n-Play worked every time. Some people complain that it doesn't play Blue ray straight out of the box. That is a software thing, not the player. You need a 3rd party decoder for Blue ray.

hbergberg 11 points 4 months ago
from completed build Bergatroid

I probably spent too much on this but it reads blu rays and zoo tycoon like a champ.