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Asus DRW-1612BL

The ASUS DRW-1612BL is the Light Scribe drive enables CD images Read more

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Overall 7
Features 8


15 January 2007
  • Conclusion: For the last few years, ASUS has been content to base their DVD writers on Pioneer designs. A wise decision for the most part, these drives have offered a good mix of performance and features at an affordable price. For the DRW-1612BL, ASUS has turned to their own team of engineers, designing the drive in house.
  • Pros: Writes to DVD-R and DVD+R media at 16x, Writes to DVD+RW media at 8x, Writes to DVD-RW media at 6x, Writes to DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media at 8x, Reads single layer DVD-ROM's at 16x, Reads DVD±R media at 12x, Reads DVD±RW and DVD±R DL media at 8x, Reads and writes to DVD-RAM media at 12x, Features 48x CD-R and 32x CD-RW writing speeds, Supports ASUS's FlextraLink, FlextraSpeed and QuieTrack technologies, Good selection of writing and rewriting speeds, Supports bitsetti...
  • Cons: Poor writing quality with DVD-R DL media, Slower than other drives when writing to DVD±R DL and CD-RW media, Had a hard time reaching its rated speeds when reading pressed CD's, Reads CD-R media at only 40x, Does not come with software to burn or edit videos, Documentation could be better, Only a 2048KB buffer
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