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Asus BW-12D1S-U
7.7 out of 10

Asus BW-12D1S-U

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Overall 2
2.0

Unfortunatly I had bad experience. The unit doen't work for BD disk

Cesar, Amazon
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: Unfortunatly I had bad experience .The unit doen't work for BD disk. As I carried it outside USA. Itsn't cover by warranty. An inside de plastic case there is a Pioneer burner. I suggest no buying. I Solve the problema buying a new burner LG and using the case..
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Overall 10
10

Big - but great!!

Brian O, B&H Photo
27 March 2016
  • Excerpt: I have had a few different external reader/writers over the years, all with varying amounts of success. So far with this drive I have had no issues... it has read everything I have put in it, and I have made no coasters (bad discs).
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Overall 8
8.0

Really fast and quiet drive

Mick, B&H Photo
9 February 2016
  • Excerpt: I'm using the drive with an iMac 27" Retina which didn't come with a built in DVD. Overall, it's amazingly fast. Importing CD's into iTunes at up to 40x is crazy fast. I like the CD/DVD tray instead of sliding discs into a slow as some CD's are those smaller ones (driver disc for Trendnet IP...
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Overall 8
8.0

Worked like a charm, but a few ergonomic issues

Dellwo Studios, B&H Photo
31 January 2016
  • Excerpt: I wanted an external Blu-ray that I could use on multiple computers and this fit the bill at an affordable price point. The good: -I opened up the package, plugged in the power, plugged in the USB, turned it on and my Windows 8.1 system immediately recognized it.
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Overall 6
6.0

It's HUGE! Ginormous! It Won't play many Blu Ray Discs!

Michael H., Newegg
17 January 2016
  • Summary: I'm not using their LE drive software so can't comment on that. I'm just using the Cyberlink that came with my laptop. I bought this so I would not wear out my laptop drive. I've found heavy use of laptop drives for playback and burning to wear them out.
  • Pros: Works well so far though I have yet to burn Blu Ray and have yet to really give it a substantial workout. - It's very quiet as well - USB 3.0 transfer speeds. - No coasters yet - Looks snazzy. All my recent ASUS gear gets design kudos. [Edit 1/17/16] Has been, so far, a reliable burner with no co...
  • Cons: [Edit 1/17/2/16] This will not play Netflix Blu Ray discs half the discs when a standalone player will play them fine. It keeps resetting and often needs a disconnect and/or paper clip eject. Likely it needs a firmware update - but research shows none is available. Forums indicate the internal dr...
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Overall 10
10

Good External Drive

Jon T., Newegg
28 December 2015
Overall 8
8.0

ASUS USB 3.0 12X Blu-ray Burner Model BW-12D1S-U/BLK/G/AS

ALAIN P., Newegg
8 December 2015
  • Pros: Plug an play ever so easy. No problems with installation. Works perfectly well with DVDs, very smooth picture, no jerkiness. Yet to try it with Blu-ray DVD. Have had to upgrade graphics card, but this is not Asus' fault. My machine came equipped with an AMD card which is not HDCP (see cons). At t...
  • Cons: Does not work with AMD Radeon R9 200 series as the card is not HDCP and the latest AMD Radeon driver (15.300.1025.0) is not BD ready according to Cyberlink Power DVD 15 advisor. Don't know about other cards, but if you intend to buy this player, make sure you check the specs of your GPU before hand.
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Overall 6
6.0

Hidden Power ON / OFF swtich

David H., Newegg
8 December 2015
  • Pros: works wells - it was hard to find a BD external at a reasonable price - like it
  • Cons: The dumbest instruction manual ever - it is written 35 languages ( hahaha ) - but it never mentions there a power button above the power plug - I plugged the drive in and could not figure why it was not powering on - tested the adapter etc. I was frustrated since I never had a DOA from ASUS yet -...
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Overall 8
8.0

Designed for looks, not function.

Marvin D., Newegg
27 November 2015
  • Summary: Glad I didn't buy their motherboard
  • Pros: Pretty, works, good price after discount, and MIR.
  • Cons: The power switch is almost impossible to operate. It's slippery plastic, and almost flat. Even now that I've worked it a few times, I still can't turn it on, without hooking my fingernail under the edge. This is a crazy stupid design (but it looks good). When I first got it, I thought is was DOA,...
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Overall 8
8.0

Works with iMac.

Bkg video, B&H Photo
10 November 2015
  • Excerpt: I tried a different model from the same company but it didn't work. My iMac (2011) didn't recognized the unit, but this one was detected. Easy set up, and could burn Blueray movie using Toast software with ease.
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