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.
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.
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,...
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.
Summary: I'm using this drive with the inexpensive (but very good quality) PlexDisc brand of blank Blu-Ray discs. No problems, not a single coaster so far.
Pros: Installation was simply a matter of plugging it in and waiting for Windows 7 to find the driver out on the network. So far, it works perfectly, no problems. It's a USB3 device, but I've got it plugged into a USB2 port, still works just fine but I'm burning discs at 4x instead of 6x to avoid any b...
Cons: Gets VERY hot when burning a disc. When the disc tray opens, the smell of burning-hot plastic fills the air. Kinda scary, but I've burned about 30 discs so far with no problems. The on-off switch on the back is lame; hard to use at best. The "on" indicator is HUGE and is thus way too bright.
Summary: Work perfectly as described. I would have given it 5 stars if it wasn't for one minor design flaw. The cord that connects in to the power brick is difficult to attach without it slightly moving which causes no power to the device.
Excerpt: This is HUGE! I had a Buffalo USB2.0 model and was as quicker as this model, but easily 3 times smaller. However, it works perfectly on my iMac (late 2012) oand MacBook Pro (late 2013). As a videographer, I needed something reliable and quick.
) What did distinctly impress me at this early stage of the game was putting a disc into the tray NOT HAVING LOADED any software
15 December 2014
Summary: This customer considers the Asus External Blu-Ray Burner USB 3.0 a remarkabke bit of gear, not withstanding it has yet to be fully pressed into service (due to being rather more than fully occupied at present!
Summary: I don,t use this that often, but the eject button is an aggravation!
Pros: Writes above 6x for most BD, Still operates at 2X for BD-RE disk. Works better under Linux using KB3, KB3 has no problems with any functions using BD and BD-RE. Have not used any DL disk and probable will not unless they are rewritable. (all rewritable operate at 2X)
Cons: The Power is switch is operable with practice, Hoever the eject button is not usable with you index finger, drive ejects hit finger and re-closes. Most of the time I have to use a wooden tongue depressor trimmed for the purpose. Come on Asus , How can you design something this badly! 1 egg off!!!
The drive is very good but documentation and support are poor.
C. Laird, Amazon
29 October 2014
Summary: I really like this drive. It is a lot sturdier than the drives that use USB for power and it has an on-off switch. It takes less space on my desk when using it vertically with the included stand.