Published on July 15th, 2013 | by Tonberry King
ASUS BW-12B1ST Internal Blu Ray Writer
The ASUS BW-12B1ST is very budget friendly Blu Ray drive that can burn at speeds of up to 12x. This can read and write to double layer BD disks, and can even detect PS3 disks. Check out the feature list below:
- 12X Blu-ray burning speed and best burning quality
- E-Hammer ensure data security
- E-Green Drive automatically optimizes drive’s power consumption.
- Optimal Tuning Strategy(OTS), it reduces the failure disc rate and increases successful burning.
OS Support: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
It should be noted that this particular model does not come with burning software. You’ll have to use Nero or another suite. Other sub $100 competition contain features this ASUS does not. 14x write speeds can be obtained from the competition. Additionally this model does not have BDXL writing capabilities (burning to massive 128 GB blu-ray disks), and cannot write to M-disks (special DVD+R media that are designed to last 1,000 years). However, if you’re just looking for a Blue Ray burner that can create backups to double layered BD disks for around $50, this is a great choice.
Summary: This ASUS is a great budget level burner with double layer write capabilities. If you're looking for extras, you will need to spend about $20 more.