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ASUS BW-12D1SU External 12X Blu-Ray Burner USB3.0 Black

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Shipping Weight: 4.4lbs

Part #: BW-12D1S-U/BLK/G/AS

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Eye-popping Blu-ray 3D Visual Excitement

Supports the latest Blu-ray 3D technology for life-like movie experiences with Cyberlink PowerDVD 10. Features technology to give depth to 2D video with real-time 2D-to-3D conversion with a single click of a button.

Refresh Your Listening Experience

Experience crisp audio with lossless pass-through for Dolby Digital EX and DTS-HD (5.1 channels).

Diamond-shaped Design and Flexible Dual Positioning

This unique space-saving design can be placed either horizontally or vertically with a detachable stand.

Quick Specs:
Host Interface USB 3.0
Limited Warranty 1 Year
Weight (Approximate) 2.56 lb
Color Black
Form Factor External
Height 2.5"
Width 6.5"
Depth 9.6"
Maximum DVD Write Speed 16x
Maximum DVD Rewrite Speed 8x
Maximum DVD Read Speed 16x
Maximum CD Write Speed 40x
Maximum CD Rewrite Speed 24x
Maximum CD Read Speed 40x
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS
Maximum BD Write Speed 12x
Maximum BD Rewrite Speed 2x
Maximum BD Read Speed 8x
Optical Media Supported BD-R/RE
Compatible Drive Bay Height Slimline
Media Layer Supported Double-layer

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General Information  
     Brand Name: Asus
     Manufacturer: ASUS Computer International
     Manufacturer Part Number: BW-12D1S-U/BLK/G/AS
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Package Type: Retail
     Product Model: BW-12D1S-U
     Product Name: BW-12D1S-U 12x Blu-ray Drive
     Product Type: Blu-ray Writer
     Host Interface: USB 3.0
     Certifications & Standards:
  • CE
  • FCC

     Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS
     Green Compliant: Yes
     System Requirements:
  • Processor: Pentium D 945(3.4GHz) or higher
  • Memory:1GB or more is recommended
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT or ATI X1600 series or above

Operating System(s):

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7

Physical Characteristics  
     Color: Black
     Compatible Drive Bay Height: Slimline
     Depth: 9.6" (243 mm)
     Form Factor: External
     Height: 2.5" (63 mm)
     Weight (Approximate): 1.16 kg
     Width: 6.5" (165 mm)
Technical Information  
     Buffer: 4 MB
     Maximum BD Read Speed: 8x
     Maximum BD Rewrite Speed: 2x
     Maximum BD Write Speed: 12x
     Maximum CD Read Speed: 40x
     Maximum CD Rewrite Speed: 24x
     Maximum CD Write Speed: 40x
     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
     Limited Warranty: 1 Year

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Experience: 3 Years

It Looks Nice


It is a nice looking burner, with the blue light.and all :).
DVD burning speed were good.
No coasters.
My main issue was the drive was it spins down quickly after it retrieves your data, then when you need something more from the drive, you have to wait for it to spin up and read. (such as with a game or sometimes a movie)
The door doesn't always respond to the front button. Sometimes takes multiple pushes to open.
Owned this for 3 years now and still haven't burned a Bluray.
so can talk about that. Also I paid quite a bit less for it than $160
when I purchased it here.

Experience: 1 Weeks


usb 3.0
slow a little bit
good external bluray drive , working good but the writting i slow a little bit

Experience: 1 Months


none that I can see
Extremely slow compared to internal LG product. Software flaky
Thinking that an external drive would be more convenient, Asus name assured quality, and Cyberlink software (which I use successfully on another computer)was a bonus; I was confident about this purchase. WRONG!! I could not believe how slow writing was on all 3 computers I tried it on. The software informs me that an update  is required when trying to play some blu-rays and when I click OK it continually loops - saying NO is no better. No help comes from either Asus or Cyberlink. Avoid this like the plague and get a LG internal instead.

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