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ASUS BW-12B1ST Blu-Ray Writer 12X BD-R 16x DVD+R SATA Black Retail

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SKU: 62678
Shipping Weight: 1.6lbs

Part #: BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS

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ASUS internal H/H blu-ray writer not only realizes the first-ever 12x normal Blu-ray write speed but also reduces the failure disc rate and increases successful burning, allowing you to enjoy fast and high-quality burning experience.

Quick Specs:
Weight (Approximate) 1.43 lb
Color Black
Form Factor Internal
Height 1.6"
Width 5.7"
Depth 6.7"
Maximum DVD Write Speed 16x
Maximum DVD Rewrite Speed 8x
Maximum DVD Read Speed 16x
Maximum CD Write Speed 48x
Maximum CD Rewrite Speed 24x
Maximum CD Read Speed 48x
Maximum BD Write Speed 12x
Maximum BD Rewrite Speed 2x
Maximum BD Read Speed 8x
Optical Media Supported BD-R/RE
Compatible Drive Bay Width 5.25"
Compatible Drive Bay Height 1/2H
Drive Interface SATA
Media Layer Supported Double-layer

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General Information  
     Brand Name: Asus
     Manufacturer: ASUS Computer International
     Manufacturer Part Number: BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Package Type: Retail
     Product Model: BW-12B1ST
     Product Name: BW-12B1ST 12x Blu-ray Drive
     Product Type: Blu-ray Writer
     Drive Interface: SATA
     System Requirements:
  • Processor: Pentium D 945(3.4GHz) or higher
  • Memory: 1GB or more is recommended
  • HDD: 10GB 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

Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows Vista

Physical Characteristics  
     Color: Black
     Compatible Drive Bay Height: 1/2H
     Compatible Drive Bay Width: 5.25"
     Depth: 6.7" (170 mm)
     Form Factor: Internal
     Height: 1.6" (41 mm)
     Weight (Approximate): 650 g
     Width: 5.7" (146 mm)
     Software Included:
  • Cyberlink Power2Go
  • E-Hammer
  • E-Green

Technical Information  
     Buffer: 8 MB
     Maximum BD Read Speed: 8x
     Maximum BD Rewrite Speed: 2x
     Maximum BD Write Speed: 12x
     Maximum CD Read Speed: 48x
     Maximum CD Rewrite Speed: 24x
     Maximum CD Write Speed: 48x
     Maximum DVD Read Speed: 16x
     Maximum DVD Rewrite Speed: 8x
     Maximum DVD Write Speed: 16x
     Media Layer Supported: Double-layer
     Optical Media Supported: BD-R/RE
     Platform Supported: PC

Customer Reviews of ASUS BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS

Product reviews on are screened for relevance and inappropriate content. Reviews may contain inaccurate information about the product. If there is a discrepancy, please use the Flag this Review link located beside each review. Reviews are not an endorsement expressed by, but opinions from customers based on their own experience with a product. We do not recommend you make purchasing decisions based on facts or opinions expressed regarding ASUS BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS reviews.
Experience: 11 Months


- speed
- build quality
- price
Cons - none


Had this device to work as an internal and external device.

Experience: 6 Days

Verified OwnerVerified Owner


fast, quiet and works as expected!
Cons price


well ive had this bluray writer for nearly a week now and its been working great, ive read several bluray movies and a few dvds and everything has worked fine. ive not burned any discs yet but assume that this will work as advertised. overall happy with the product and NCIX got it here fast, about the only con i can think of was the price which seemed a bit high.

Experience: 7 Days

Verified OwnerVerified Owner


Works great for all media types
Cons None


Got this drive for 79.95$ after MIR (which is still in the mail), cheap BD-RW drive, works great.

Experience: 2 Weeks

Verified OwnerVerified Owner


Mail in rebate. Nice software package included.
Cons None so far.


Has energy saving features and good software included.

Experience: 60 Days

Verified OwnerVerified Owner


Lots of features
Cons None


I've had this for 2 months now - I've been able to burn DVDs and Blue ray with this super fast and no problems. I highly recommend this drive.

Captain Mazda
Experience: 4 Days

Verified OwnerVerified Owner


Solid bluray writer
Cons None


Bought this to replace an aging DVD burner. Not much use for optical drives these days, but you might as well get a bluray burner even if all you burn are DVDs.

Night Hawk
Experience: 2 Weeks

Verified OwnerVerified Owner


- Price is good
- Comes with Cyberlink Power2Go
Cons None


When this Blu-Ray writer on sale with rebate, the price is quite competitive. Blu-Ray movie is different from DVD, you will need a decoder to play the move. It is good that this writer comes with software.

Experience: 1 Months

Verified OwnerVerified Owner


good drive
Cons - rebate is completely fraud


the drive is good but I would like to mention here "rebate". After completion the steps which they require to do via web I got a PDF form to fill, I had to send in one address in US with prove of purchase - invoice copy and label with barcode from device. At first there were no labels - barcodes on device which resemble the example gived in PDF form. secondly, the first label on device was "device ID" which obviously can not be removed - it's device ID and subject of warranty issues etc, otherwise in case of problems in future the device can not be returned. second label was on carton box of this device, and it resembled more or less the given example. so I sent it and I got the answer - "Your Rebate was not approved for the following reason(s):
- Required Documentation missing-Original UPC/Serial Number Barcode Label"
Don't believe this rebate scam - it's completely fraud. They suggest to resubmit the rebate claim - don't bother you will spend probably more sending the letters than gain some crumbs.

Experience: 8 Months


I don't have a pro, but the page FORCE me to write something in here...
Cons not robust


stop recognizing blu ray after 8 months, but strangely, still recognize DVD.

I've tried everything, reinstall software, install it on another calbe, and even install it in another PC, but it just stopped working.

Experience: 1 Weeks

Verified OwnerVerified Owner


- Solid optical drive
- Does exactly what you would expect
- Standard installation (no problems)
Cons - Mine had excess glue on the sides of the disk tray


As mentioned in the "cons" I noticed an excess amount of glue (at least I hope it was glue) on the sides of the disk tray. It can only be seen when you open the tray to put a disk in. I removed it with my fingers but I felt that it shouldn't be there for a higher end optical drive.

However, that was a very minor inconvenience. The drive is actually very quick and responsive. I haven't written any Blu-Ray disks but having that option available is nice.

Overall, if you need the Blu-Ray burning capability or if the ASUS-BW12 is on sale I would recommend you grab it. If you only need it to play DVD's and CD's it may be more cost effective to get something else.

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