Summary: as covered in previous reviews , there is no software for burning blue rays disk, some of the blue rays disks did not play correctly in one of two players tried but played back correctly on the computer with the Asus drive
Summary: 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.
Summary: 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.
Pros: Plays Blu-rays.
Cons: Doesn't come with Blu-ray software, a bit loud.
Summary: 1. There is a re-branded Liteon iBHS112-2 with an 8 MB cache, and the other version is a re-branded LG BH14NS40 with 4 MB cache.
Pros: Did not get what I expected or ordered, what NewEgg shipped me was a model 'BW-12B1ST a' and is labeled just like that 'on the drive itself' even though the 'box' says 'BW-12B1ST' (without the 'a') ..also the box for this one has now left off listing on the box itself what size cache it is, whereas the one I bought 8 months does list it and 8 MB and the lable on the drive has no 'a' either.
Cons: There are two versions of the Asus BW-12B1ST: