ASUS BW-12B1LT Blu-ray Writer
I have had the privilege of reviewing several ASUS optical drives over the years. The latest of their next generation of Optical Disc Drives is the world’s fastest Blu-ray Burner at 12X speed, the BW-12B1LT. The BW-12B1LT reads and writes to Blu-ray media and enables us to enjoy High Definition movie playback as well as the normal everyday use since this drive is also a very qualified DVD-R/RW drive to boot. ASUS USA was kind enough to send us this review sample.
The ASUS BW-12B1LT is an internal powerful Blu-ray ReWrite drive capable writing BD-R media at 12X and reading BD media at up to 8X speed. Single layer 4.7GB DVD burning is supported at 16X max. Double Layer and Dual Layer Recording speed is 8X max. DVD Rewriteable speeds are 12X max for DVD+RW and 6X max. DVD-RAM recording is supported at 12X max and very fast 48X max CD-R burning and 24X max CD-RW, with these features ASUS’s latest Blu-ray Burner sounds promising.
In this review we will demonstrate the performance of the BW-12B1LT by putting the drive through many tests on a considerable amount of various CD/DVD/BD media. Is this drive for you? Keep reading and let’s find out.
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