Summary: The Burner works great. What I dislike is when I purchased this item, the rebate already expired. But it still show the price after rebate. I did not notice that until I got the drive and cut the UPC label. That's why I remove one star. Nothing wrong with the drive.
Summary: Can't comment about the Blue-Ray side (have no software to play the disc and no blank to write to. I have made several CD's and DVD's with no problem. Nice and quiet. I always have good luck with ASUS brand.
Summary: If you need one, this one works. It has served me well in the time that I have had it. it does not come with any blue ray disc playing software but there is plenty on the internet for free. So yeah...
Summary: 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 rebadged LG BH14NS40 with 4 MB cache. The Liteon version has the capability of doing quality scans for DVD and Blu-ray discs and the LG version does not. The page for this product advertised that it's the 8 MB cache version, which is the Liteon clone.
The Ause drive is nice, but I can't create high def / Blu-ray movies with it.
Jim Grant, Amazon
21 September 2013
Summary: I like the Asus driver. It’s fairly quiet as far as CD drives go and it seems to be reasonably fast. The included software, CyberLinkPower2Go does enable you to write data to a Blu-ray disk and the resulting disk is readable. My reason for purchasing this drive was to enable me to create playable Blu-ray disks from high def movies which I created. Unfortunately I am unable to do this and I don’t know whether the problem is hardware or software related.