ASUS BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS 12X Blu-ray Internal Burner Drive with Disc Encryption – Black – Retail Box
I don’t really use this drive for watching movies or burning movies. I bought it to back up large amounts of data. I was using Double Layer DVDs, but files keep getting bigger and bigger (twss).
I have tested to see how well it does play movies just to check it out and it does a wonderful job (Used TotalMedia Theatre 5). Also just for fun I ripped a BR movie to MKV to see its rip times and was pretty impressed.
I’ve burned 5 ~24GB disc (and verified) so far with no problems. For the price this is a great drive… but note it DOES NOT come with BR Playback software… Obtain either PowerDVD or TotalMedia Theatre 5 if you plan on playing Movie BluRay Disc. As far as burning disc it does come with a basic PowerDVD burning tool which is pretty much crap, but IMGBurn (free) works great with it. – By J. England
I’ve only had 3 bad discs made from this drive so far and those were all DIGISTOR 50GB BD-R Media, 6X (5 pack)
The Verbatim 97237 50 GB 6x Blu-ray Double Layer Recordable Disc BD-R DL, 3-Disc Jewel Case works great with this drive from what I’ve seen. I use DVD Architect to author my home videos and it is able to play the movies in my Sony BD Player.
So far my experience with this drive has been thoroughly enjoyable, and it still runs as fast and quietly as when I first purchased it a few months ago. Dual Layer Disc it takes about 2 hours to write data to the disc, 25GB BD-R Takes around 45 minutes to an hour to write to, and DVDs take around 20-30 minutes to write to. – By Joseph Stinson
ASUS BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Details
- Brand Name: Asus
- Model: BW-12B1ST/BLK/G
- Warranty: 1
- Form Factor: 8-Inch
- Width: 7.60 inches
ASUS BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Features
- 12X Blu-ray burning speed and best burning quality
- E-Hammer ensure data security
- E-Green Drive automatically optimizes drive’s power consumption.
- Optimal Tuning Strategy(OTS), it reduces the failure disc rate and increases successful burning.
- OS Support: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP