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5.9 out of 10

Asus DRW-1814BLT

The ASUS DRW-1814BLT is the Light Scribe drive enables CD images Read more

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ASUS DRW-1814BLT SATA 18x DVD±RW/RAM

CDRLabs
23 June 2007
  • Conclusion: ASUS has shown us again that their engineering expertise isn't limited to just motherboards and video cards. With the DRW-1814BLT, they've incorporated features like LightScribe and Serial ATA, and have boosted the drive's DVD-RAM writing speed to a previously unheard of 14x. As impressive as these features are, its hard to ignore the fact that ASUS neglected to fix many of the performance issues that plagued their previous drive, the DRW-1612BL.
  • Pros: Writes to DVD-R and DVD+R media at 18x, 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, Writes to DVD-RAM media at 14x, Reads single layer DVD-ROM's at 16x, Reads DVD±R and DVD-RAM media at 12x, Reads DVD±RW and DVD±R DL media at 8x, 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 bitset...
  • Cons: Problems writing to DVD-RAM media at 14x, Questionable quality with some 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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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
22 October 2007
  • Summary: The DRW-1814BLT is the first Serial ATA DVD burner to hit the market. It's easy to install and offers fast write performance, so it's definitely worth a purchase if you have a new PC and want to upgrade to a new-generation DVD burner.
  • Pros: Serial ATA interface, fast DVD writing performance
  • Cons: No improvement in read speeds, bit-setting utility not supplied
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Overall 8
8.3

ASUS DRW 1814BLT

PC Authority
14 September 2007
  • Summary: The ASUS DRW 1814BLT isn’t, as some would think, Tchaikovsky’s last overture about his favourite fatty sandwich.
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Overall 10
10

Asus DRW-1814BLT

PC Authority
14 September 2007
  • Summary: Lite-On’s DVD writer was our A-List choice for almost a year. At the time we said it was practically perfect – offering compatibility with every format, plus Lightscribe, for a bargain price. But Asus has managed to trump it.
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ASUS DRW-1814BLT 18x DVD Writer (SATA)

Hardware Zone
23 June 2007
  • Conclusion: Not for the first time, manufacturers have gone ahead with the hardware, regardless of whether there is sufficient support for the product. In this case, 18x certified DVD media is extremely rare and you will have to hope that the 16x media you bought can be written at 18x. As for 14x DVD-RAM media, that's probably even more rare so to the majority of users it is unfortunately a meaningless number.
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环保节能为王道 华硕20X新品DVD刻录机简测

My Drivers
7 August 2008
  • Conclusion: 内容导航: 华硕产品是与众不同的,其对自己的人性化设计和磐石般质量最为重视,但却不强调价格。同时华硕也具有极强的战略眼,早在2005年华硕就已认定“未来的光存储时代将是"刻"时代,刻录产品将是整个光存储行业的必然发展趋势”。凭借长远的战略眼光和雄厚的研发、制造实力,华硕光存储终于于成为‘刻时代’里为用户提供完备刻录解决方案的领军厂商。 最新的20X全能DVD刻录机DRW-20B1ST的确是不辱华硕一直保持的磐石品质,各种全新技术的应用让这款产品在对低质量碟片的刻录中取得长足的进步,性能表现堪称完美。同时,值得一提的是华硕作为IT行业的领军品牌在环保、节能方面充分发挥了模范带头作用。在刻录优化大师(Optimal Tuning Strategy)和智能休眠技术(E-Green Engine)等新技术当中都以环保、节能为主题,非常值得学习。目前这款DRW-20B1ST的市场报价为299元,如果有兴趣和追求环保、节能且静音的的朋友可以考虑购买。
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Expert Review

chip.com.tr
16 July 2008

Expert Review

CDRLab.pl
23 June 2007
  • Conclusion: był bardzo obiecującym napędem. Z jednej strony ze względu na możliwość zapisu nośników DVD-RAM2 z prędkością x14, z drugiej strony ze względu na mnogość zastosowanych w konstrukcji technologii, które to miały wynieść ją na wyżyny jakości odczytu, zapisu i minimalizacji hałasu. Zacznijmy więc od DVD-RAM'u.
  • Pros: Zła jakość zapisu nośników CD-R, Zła jakość zapisu nośników DVD-R, Niezbyt dobra jakość zapisu nośników DVD+R, Czas zapisu i odczytu DVD-RAM2 niezgodny ze specyfikacją, Nie radzi sobie zabezpieczonymi płytami Audio-CD (key2audio), Nie radzi sobie z nowszymi zabezpieczeniami
  • Cons: Bardzo dobry czas zapisu DVD-RAM2, Dobra korekcja danych i audio, Nie buforuje strumienia audio, Bezkonkurencyjna elastyczność w przepalaniu CD-R, Cicha praca, Interfejs SATA, Technologia LightScribe, Gratisy w zestawie
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游侠必备――双飞燕战键游戏键盘

My Drivers
18 July 2006
  • Conclusion: 内容导航: 除了拥有优秀的游戏性能之外,作为一款键盘产品,G100同样拥有出色的静音和防水设计。 G100采用了X架构超薄结构,键程较短,弹性上佳,没有粘滞感。按键表面都采用了磨砂处理,长期操作也不易磨损,有效防止打滑的现象发生。 键盘背面使用了四个橡胶防滑垫脚,键盘内部又设置有配重钢板,玩家操作时不会发生键盘打滑的情况,确保了稳定性。键盘背板上的14个小型排水孔,即便进水,也能将水瞬间排空而不损坏键盘。 为了玩家能够方便地携带,双飞燕还在产品中附送了一个精美布袋。 细心的读者可能已经发现了,G100取消了WINDOWS键。想必大家玩游戏的时候都有过误碰WINDOWS键而弹出游戏,贻误战机的现象。而战键G100则考虑到了这些因素,对于广大游戏玩家而言绝对贴心。对于广大玩家而言,G100绝对是一格优秀的游戏专用键盘,简单易用,特别是FPS游戏应用非常广泛,但是相对职能适合右手掌握鼠标的用户而言,这款键盘比较缺乏人体工程学设计.不能对应“左撇子”玩家算是一个小小的不足吧。...
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