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1912 reviews

Feb, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1912 reviews of ASUS DRW 24B1ST. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other CD & DVD Drives for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 89/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 757 user reviews of ASUS DRW 24B1ST from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other CD & DVD Drives on

91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus 24x DVD-RW Serial-ATA Internal OEM Optical Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)Asus DRW-24B1ST-KIT 24x Internal DVD Burner + Nero 12 Essentials Burning Software + Sata Cable KitAsus DRW-24B1ST 24x Internal DVD Burner + Nero 12 Essentials Burning Software + Sata Cable Kit

Feb, 2015

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Expert review by: Tony Day (

ASUS DVD-RW DRW-24B1ST Optical Drive


When it comes time to make a optical drive purchase, most of us tend to make our choices based on pricing. Although optical drives have not changed to much over the last few years, users should still take a look at the quality of the drive and the...

Great Price ; Decent Read/Write Performance ; Excellent Quality on Burns ; Bundled Software ; Saves Money


The Asus DRW-24B1ST comes in a standard retail box. Looking at the front of the box, we see that Asus has provided us with a full list of supported media and their maximum burn speeds. Across the lower section we see an icon indicating that this drive...

Mar, 2011


Expert review by: Jackie Mueller (tweaknews)



The DRW-24B1ST proved to be a solid performer during testing while still running quietly and efficiently. Burn quality is reliable too – I burned everything from movies to data to music with this drive and each and every disc turned out perfect. The...

Good burn quality ; Quiet operation ; Power saving features ; Good value

No LightScribe support

Aug, 2010


Expert review by: Kip Rouse (pureoverclock)



Speedy DVD optical drive for your system.

Very quiet drive Excellent CD-R/RW as a reader Very Good to Excellent DVD'R writing quality Exceptional Quality when writing at 24X Capable of sub 4 minute burns at 24X Excellent write quality to DVD'RW media Very Good...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: John Armstrong (

ASUS DRW-24B1ST DVD-RW Optical Drive -


We've all been waiting for Fermi for so long that when it finally came through the door, it was almost like a dream. With a newly redesigned core and 3.2 Billion transistors and 512 CUDA cores (480 exposed), the GTX-480 is one cutting edge powerful GPU...

The ASUS DRW-24B1ST is a very quiet drive that comes with a worthy software bundle. It's definitely not the fastest optical drive available, but considering how quiet and "green-minded" the DRW-24B1ST is, it might be the perfect drive for a home...

Mar, 2010


Expert review by: Hank Tolman (



All DVD-burners are the same, right? So what makes one better than the next. It's rare these days to hear about an optical drive, with all the other components that are getting faster, greener, and cheaper. Today, Benchmark Reviews is taking a look at...

Consumes 1W Less Power than Average ; E-Green Software Shows Energy Saved ; E-Hammer Software Makes Data Unrecoverable ; OTS Produces Optimal Burning Strategies ; AVRS Makes for a Really Quiet Drive ; Bundled with Nero-8 Essentials ; 24x DVD-burning...

No SATA Cable Included

The results of the testing are in, and the ASUS DRW-24B1ST has not disappointed. It performed as well as any drive of comparable speed and type out there. We can't be too surprised that the DRW-24B1ST solidly outperformed an external USB 2.0 burner,...

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Admir N. (

Works Fine After 4 Years


It works when every the rare opportunity came when I have to use it ; Never had a problem with it after 4 years of owning it

Maybe it's a little loud? I haven't messed around with other players before so I can't compare and I won't deduct an egg ; A little flimsy

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Al E. Gator (

Another good ASUS product


Newegg Rocks.

Bought it because of the number of positive reviews. Does what it's supposed to

Hums a little at high speed

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Fred (

Inconsistent quality


I haven't figured out how to get this one replaced with ASUS. Looks like RMA is pretty confusing, if it is even possible.

some of them works

Inconsistent quality. I got three of these and put them into array and found one of them won't go beyond 4x speed when burning DVD images. This slows down the whole array

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Fr33Th1nk3r (

Great for the cost


I've only had to use it to install the OS and drivers, but it was cheap and served its purpose

none for the price

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (

Well Done


I specifically got this one cause I wanted a burner and love ASUS. I'm pretty sure you could get away with something cheaper though.

It's a disk drive. It does what i need it to do, infrequently though I use it. It's also cheap

Um... not free

Feb, 2015

Product Specifications


Firewire: No
Memory Card Slot: No


Blu-ray Double Layer:Not Applicable
Direct Disc Labeling:LightScribe / No
Double Layer: Yes
DVD -RW Writer: No
DVD -RW/+RW/RAM Writer: Yes
DVD +RW Writer: No

General Features

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