More and more I see that the experience people go to a theatre for can be brought into the home. Not only that but on their computer. Blu-Ray drives seems to be the new thing in terms of this experience. The reason for this is simple Blu-Ray has awesome quality video. Today we look at a internal Blu-Ray drive from Asus who boasts they have the fastest BR burner around the BW- 12B1LT SATA Lightscribe BluRay Writer.
Provided by: Asus
Features and Specifications:
12X normal Blu-ray writes speed with OTS technology, providing users fast and high-quality burning experience.
The latest Blu-ray 3D technology, featuring support for 3D Blu-ray, 2D to 3D, DVD conversion and DVD Upscaling.
Magic Cinema Technology provides High Definition 1080 and Dolby Digital EX, DTS-HD(5.1 channels).
| Read Speed||BD-RE: 8 X max.|
BD-R/RE: 8 X max.
BD-ROM/R/RE(DL): 8 X max.
BD-R(DL): 8 x Max
BD-RE(DL): 6 x Max
BDMV playback: 4 X max.
DVD video playback: 6 X max.
VCD playback: 16 X max.
Audio CD Playback: 16 X max.
BD-ROM/R/RE: 8 X max.
DVD-R(Single): 15 X max.
DVD-RW(single): 12 X max.
DVD+R(Single): 16 X max.
DVD+RW(single): 12 X max.
DVD-R(DL): 12 X max.
DVD+R(DL): 12 X max.
DVD-ROM (Single): 16 X max.
DVD-ROM (Dual): 12 X max.
DVD-RAM: 12 X max.
CD-ROM: 48 X max.
CD-R: 48 X max.
|Write Speed ||BD-R: 12X|
DVD-R (DL)： 8X
|Writing Modes ||DVD-RAM: Random Recording|
BD-RE: Sequential Recording (Multi-Session Recording)/Random Recording
BD-R Sequential Recording (Multi-Session Recording)
DVD-R & DVD-R(DL)： DAO(Disc-At-Once)/Incremental Recording (Multi-Border Recording)
DVD-RW & DVD-RW (DL)： DAO(Disc-At-Once)/Restricted Overwriting/Incremental Recording (Multi-Border Recording)
DVD+R & DVD+R (DL)： Sequential Recording (Multi-Session Recording)
DVD+RW & DVD+RW (DL)： Random Recording
CD-R/RW： DAO(Disc-At-Once)/TAO(Track-At-Once)/SAO(Session-At-Once)/Packet Recording (Multi-Session Recording)
| Access Time||BD: 250 MS |
DVD: 150 ms
CD: 150 ms
| Data Buffer|| 8 MB|
| OS Compatibility|| Windows 7 compatible|
|System Requirement || Processor: Pentium® D 945(3.4GHz) or higher|
HDD: 10 GB or more
Graphics Card: NVIDIA® GeForce 7600 GT or ATI X1600 series or above
Use HDCP Compatible display and VGA card to High Definition digital output.
|Bundle Software || Cyberlink PowerDVD with Magic Cinema|
| Disc Formats||Audio CD,CD-I,CD-ROM/XA,Multi-session CD,DVD VideoPhoto CD,Video CD,CD-Extra,CD-Text|
| Disc Diameters||12cm/8cm|
| Mounting Orientation||Vertical and Horizontal (+5° ~ -5°)|
|Dimension (W c H x D)||146x17041 |
|Weight|| 650 g|
| Power Requirements||DC+5V ±5%,DC+12V ±10 %|
|Tempurature|| Operating: 5℃ to 50℃ |
Storage: -20℃ to 60℃
|Humidity||Operating: 5% ~ 85% (Non-condensing) |
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Man oh man did I like this drive. It has got all the bells and whistles first off, Blu-Ray burning, 3D burning and reading capabilities, and a nice looking exterior. Then the speeds were fantastic. The included software was very well picked as well. I liked the addition of e-Hammer which burns over your CD data to render it unreadable if there is a CD or DVD you wish to destroy the data off of this will do the trick and will make sure no one has access to secure files.
Would I recommend the Asus BW-12B1LT Internal SATA Lightscribe BluRay Writer? Yes! If you are looking for a excellent quality BR burner with support for DVDs and CDs as well as getting some extras like 3D Blu-ray or fast write and read speeds then this would be an ideal internal drive for you.
- Support for many disc formats
- looks nice
- fast read and write speeds
- support for 3D Blu-ray, 2D to 3D, DVD conversion and DVD Upscaling.
- good software package