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ASUS BW-12B1ST Blu-Ray Writer 12X BD-R 16X DVD+R SATA Black Retail
59%
Excellent
28%
Very Good
9%
Average
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Below Average
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Poor
Rating: 8.81/10
Captain Mazda@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 01/03/15
Cons: None

Pros: Solid bluray writer
Comment:
Bought this to replace an aging DVD burner. Not much use for optical drives these days, but you might as well get a bluray burner even if all you burn are DVDs.
Night Hawk@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 12/16/14
Cons: None

Pros: - Price is good- Comes with Cyberlink Power2Go
Comment:
When this Blu-Ray writer on sale with rebate, the price is quite competitive. Blu-Ray movie is different from DVD, you will need a decoder to play the move. It is good that this writer comes with software.
MAXIM_V@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 09/16/14
Cons: - rebate is completely fraud

Pros: good drive
Comment:
the drive is good but I would like to mention here "rebate". After completion the steps which they require to do via web I got a PDF form to fill, I had to send in one address in US with prove of purchase - invoice copy and label with barcode from device. At first there were no labels - barcodes on device which resemble the example gived in PDF form. secondly, the first label on device was "device ID" which obviously can not be removed - it's device ID and subject of warranty issues etc, otherwise in case of problems in future the device can not be returned. second label was on carton box of this device, and it resembled more or less the given example. so I sent it and I got the answer - "Your Rebate was not approved for the following reason(s):- Required Documentation missing-Original UPC/Serial Number Barcode Label"Don't believe this rebate scam - it's completely fraud. They suggest to resubmit the rebate claim - don't bother you will spend probably more sending the letters than gain some crumbs.
Claude_G@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 09/06/14
Cons: not robust

Pros: I don't have a pro, but the page FORCE me to write something in here...
Comment:
stop recognizing blu ray after 8 months, but strangely, still recognize DVD.I've tried everything, reinstall software, install it on another calbe, and even install it in another PC, but it just stopped working.
Justin_C@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 07/09/14
Cons: - Mine had excess glue on the sides of the disk tray

Pros: - Solid optical drive- Does exactly what you would expect- Standard installation (no problems)
Comment:
As mentioned in the "cons" I noticed an excess amount of glue (at least I hope it was glue) on the sides of the disk tray. It can only be seen when you open the tray to put a disk in. I removed it with my fingers but I felt that it shouldn't be there for a higher end optical drive.However, that was a very minor inconvenience. The drive is actually very quick and responsive. I haven't written any Blu-Ray disks but having that option available is nice.Overall, if you need the Blu-Ray burning capability or if the ASUS-BW12 is on sale I would recommend you grab it. If you only need it to play DVD's and CD's it may be more cost effective to get something else.
Ryan_M@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 05/15/14
Cons: - no blu-ray playback software. I knew this going in, but it still would've been nice to have in the box

Pros: - pretty fast, includes burning software- good price
Comment:
Seems to be a good drive, haven't put it through it's paces too much yet, but read and burns nicely.
Yvonsky@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 05/15/14
Cons: none

Pros: QuietQuality madeGood value after pricematch and MIR
Comment:
It's my first blu-ray burner and it works very well.Price is good when you consider the pricematch and MIR.
Alex_G@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 02/04/14
Cons: Have not come across any so far.

Pros: Works great, looks good.
Comment:
Have owned this drive for a little over a year now. I don't use it often, but I have also never had any issues with reading/writing. Would recommend this product.
Esg@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 02/02/14
Cons: None so far

Pros: Black finishCheap price
Comment:
Got this to use as my main burner/drive. Haven't tested the burning yet as I rarely use it anymore, but the black coating looks nice enough and has had no issues performing. Its pretty cheap for a blu ray and performs well enough so far as I have used it.
Michael_L@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 01/28/14
Cons: Doesn't come with Blu-ray software, a bit loud.

Pros: Plays Blu-rays.
Comment:
I haven't used this drive for burning yet. For the Blu-rays I've tried on it, it has worked fine, although the buzz from playing the disc is a bit louder than I'd like. If you don't need the burning capability, I'd go with the BC-12B1ST as it also comes with Cyberlink PowerDVD for Blu-ray playback.
Brenda_T@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 03/26/13
Cons: none yet

Pros: great blu-ray drive
Comment:
happy with the blu-ray drive so far. does what it's supposed to do. Have several ASUS products and never had a problem with them. Would definitely recommend.
AceOnRiv@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 01/16/13
Cons: expensive

Pros: The best you can buy
Comment:
definatly the best in its class with lightening fast burning speeds reading speeds and just speed in general haven't run into a problem with it yet and i don't plan on it. it was pretty expensive but i will not need to replace this for a long time in the long run this will save you time in the future and money
Richard_C@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 01/15/13
Cons: Only faceplate is blackNo movie player software included

Pros: Good SpeedsClean, simple design
Comment:
Got this on boxing week sale for cheap with the MIR so can't complain too much about it. From the front it looks very nice the black plastic face plate matches the black metal on my C70 case. I read other peoples reviews of this drive so I knew before I bought it that the internal body wasn't black like the picture shows above. Sure with NCIX would fix this so people know what they're getting. So if you can get this cheap it is a good drive.
Imad_G@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 01/12/13
Cons: -Had a failed burn once (you get what you pay for)

Pros: -Price-Price:Failure rate ratio
Comment:
Bought this for $50 after mail in rebates. I have burned over 50 blu rays with it and only failed once. IMO, 2% failure is good at this price point.
Mitch_S@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 12/29/12
Cons: none

Pros: Quiet, reliable, affordable
Comment:
Great working blu-ray burning drive. Like others have said, very quiet and great and reading all discs. Have had no issues with it whatsoever.
Nuclear Action@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 12/25/12
Cons: None

Pros: Near silent, good quality, no problems
Comment:
This is the best bang for the buck blu-ray drive you can get. It has near silent operation, and has no problems reading any discs. There is not much else to be said. Asus always offers quality components.
Jonathan_S@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 11/28/12
Cons: none

Pros: Sale price
Comment:
This is an inexpensive bluray burner, it is not noisy and works like it should.
Sam_C@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 11/20/12
Cons: - no lightscribe

Pros: - Blu-Ray Writer 12x- Stylish
Comment:
Very satisfied for that Blu-Ray Writer. Works very well. Bought it for $89.99 + $20 MIR = $69.99 at that time. I would buy it again if I need it.
mr_sarge@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 11/15/12
Cons: none

Pros: Low price, fast, come with burning software
Comment:
The price is really good compared to some time ago! I use it to burn HD footage I film and it's super fast. It come with Power2Go that can do the job well.
Wizzo@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 10/14/12
Cons: Software bundle is lacking. Comes with very basic Cyberlink Power2Go burning software for creating basic CD/DVD/BR Data discs, picture discs.Lacks and software for creating video discs or and BR viewing softwareUnit itself is grey, but the faceplate is black.Retail box lacks SATA cable, make sure you have a spare!

Pros: Excellent drive with speed read and write speeds (25GB BR-R disc in about 50-ish minutes).Installation was painless and simple, Windows 7 recognized right away.
Comment:
This drive is an excellent purchase. As a burner, it can't be beat with fast read and write speeds. Wish it came with BR disc viewing software, but that's not a big issue. Keep in mind, the unit itself is grey, but the faceplate is black. Primarily using this to burn HD camcorder footage.
Jeremy_S@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 10/03/12
Cons: None

Pros: Price point,
Comment:
Great product for the price - does what its supposed to. I purchased this for my HTPC - I'm happy thus far - Tested 100%, A little louder than I expected but nothing to make me regret purchasing it.
Jake_M@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 09/15/12
Cons: None.

Pros: Good quality.
Comment:
Good product for it's price point.
Firestorm ZERO@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 09/14/12
Cons: - none

Pros: - reasonable price
Comment:
A great drive. Reasonable priced if you don't need the BD-RW. Plays blu-ray movies fine.
dli21@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 09/10/12
Cons: none yet

Pros: Good PerformancePlayed everything so far
Comment:
Really like this writer. Been mostly using it as a reader, but it's been working flawlessly so far. The loading is fast too and the picture of the blu-ray is the same as on my ps3.
Allan_H@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 08/30/12
Cons: None

Pros: Burns Blu-Ray discs nice and fastSolid playback
Comment:
This being my first Blu-Ray drive, I have to say I'm quite satisfied so far. It burns the discs pretty fast, and even performs well when using it for DVDs and CDs. Not complaints here, although the faceplate black isn't quite the same as other products - not a big deal, but if you want a perfectly-matched case, it could be a little irritating.
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Product Features

Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Internal 12x Blu-Ray Burner
With the Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Internal 12x Blu-Ray Burner copying of media to a Blu-ray drive just got tons faster. The Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Internal 12x Blu-Ray Burner offers fast speeds allowing users to speed up the time it takes to copy files onto a Blu-ray disc. Rather than wait 22 minutes to burn data onto a 25GB single layer Blu-ray disc with a 6X speed Blu-ray burner, you can get the same quality media copy in under 12 minutes just by using this 12X Blu-ray burner.

What It Is And Why You Need It:

  • The burner you need; a 12x Blu-ray burner for your media copying needs
  • Speedy copying of files to Blu-ray discs; Takes less than 12 minutes to burn your files and media onto a 25GB single layer Blu-ray disc
  • Allows for different media formats; supports the reading and writing on a large variety of disc formats

Product Specifications

General
Brand ASUS
Model BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS
Type Internal Blu-ray Burner
Performance
Cache 8MB
BD-ROM Access Time 250 ms
Write Speed
BD-R 12X
BD-RE 2X
DVD+R 16X
DVD+RW 8X
DVD-R 16X
DVD-RW 6X
CD-R 48X
CD-RW 24X
BD-R DL 4X
BD-RE DL 2X
DVD+R DL 8X
DVD-R DL 8X
DVD-RAM 12X
Read Speed
BD-ROM 8X
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 7
Windows Vista
Windows XP
Software Contents Cyberlink Power2Go
E-Hammer
E-Green
Features
System Requirements Processor: Pentium D 945(3.4GHz) or higher
Memory:1GB or more is recommended
HDD:10GB or more
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT or ATI X1600 series or above
Use HDCP Compatible display and VGA card to High Definition digital output
Features The World's Fastest Blu-ray Burner at 12X the Speed

Intelligent Learning Program for Disc Recording

An Eco-chic drive for a greener tomorrow

Ensure Data security
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