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Asus-bw-12b1st.33310781
9.0 out of 10

Asus BW-12B1ST

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Reviews and Problems with Asus BW-12B1ST

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Overall 10
10

Nice to have it internal

momo, Bestbuy
6 days ago
  • Summary: I have an external Asus blu ray burner that I used with my 2010 Asus desktop but wanted an internal one for my new Asus desktop.
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Claude_G, NCIX.com
6 September 2014
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: I don't have a pro, but the page FORCE me to write something in here...
  • Cons: not robust
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Justin_C, NCIX.com
9 July 2014
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: - Solid optical drive, - Does exactly what you would expect, - Standard installation (no problems)
  • Cons: - Mine had excess glue on the sides of the disk tray
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Overall 2
2.0

WARNING! It's BlueRay Reader ONLY

Andrey Photographer, Adorama
21 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Super disappointed I ordered this until because I'm looking for BD-RW (BlueRay Writer) and looks like this until is BD-R only. However several sites show this until as burner as well and that's not the case. It'll BURN regular DVD's but not BluRay DVD's. So if you're looking to burn Blue Ray blank DVD's this is not the drive for you. PLEASE change description to make it more clear!!!
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Ryan_M, NCIX.com
15 May 2014
  • Summary: Seems to be a good drive, haven't put it through it's paces too much yet, but read and burns nicely.
  • Pros: - pretty fast, includes burning software, - good price
  • Cons: - no blu-ray playback software. I knew this going in, but it still would've been nice to have in the box
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Yvonsky, NCIX.com
15 May 2014
  • Summary: It's my first blu-ray burner and it works very well. Price is good when you consider the pricematch and MIR.
  • Pros: Quiet, Quality made, Good value after pricematch and MIR
  • Cons: none
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice for playing DVDs but can't play blue rays - yet!

A. Ligammari, Amazon
28 March 2014
  • Summary: 3 star rating. "It's okay" so far. Wouldn't it be great if a blue ray burner company included blue ray playback software? Mechanically this drives functions well. Unfortunately I haven't been able to play any blue rays. Have you seen the myriad of player software and their ratings? Still researching. Don't try to download the free ones - too many adware/malware problems.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great buy for the price

Shujin "ampuku dot com", Amazon
6 March 2014
  • Summary: I bought this unit for my new computer which lacked a Blu-ray drive. Easy to install and use but (of course) lacked any comprehensive software for the price. It is recognized by the Windows 8.1 OS. I have had a lot of issues with stand-a-lone Blu-ray software so was looking for a drive with manufacturer's software. That is my only dislike of this product.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works as expected but hardware problem playing BluRays

Mr. John T. Kerich, Amazon
21 February 2014
  • Summary: While the drive works as expected, I did not realize that my old monitor would be unable to play any BluRays because it's too old and did not support the HDCP. It would be nice to talk about that in the specs or offer a HDCP box that could be used to trick the player into thinking the monitor was ok.
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Overall 2
2.0

Be Aware of what you are purchasing

John R Maneke, Amazon
15 February 2014
  • Summary: The drive is listed as being manufactured by Asus. It is in fact a rebranded unit from Liteon. Asus doesn't support the drive and neither does Liteon. There is no firmware updates available. The drive does work Ok for me but won't recognize 6x or write at 6x using Verbatim Blu-ray disks. It has to drop down to 4x so be aware of what you are purchasing.
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