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Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2167 reviews of ASUS DRW 24B1ST. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other CD & DVD Drives for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 88/100 and experts rate this product 83/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 765 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 4.0/5 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 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)

Nov, 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: Huong Q. (

As describe


as describe, on time, good on price


Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Terry R. (

Looks like an optical drive


The drive was well packaged but it didn't include cables or any product info. Not sure what kind of deal they got on these but I wouldn't buy another one. Next time I'll go with another brand that I know.

Fast shipping, well packaged and appears to be solid product but only time will tell

The drive didn't come with the data or power cables which is a huge inconvenience. This was not mentioned in the product System Requirements

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Anonymous (



Only used it to install Windows. Really nice optical drive for $20

Very loud, but won't take off eggs for that because only used it once

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Wesley B. (

Great drive for the price


Great drive for $20 can't beat that

No cons

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Leland H. (

Does its job


Feels like I got a refurbished product, but I rarely use optical media at all anymore, so not a big deal.

Cheap and easy, multi format is handy

Arrived with the corner warped, not damaged during shipment - this was during production. Its purely aesthetic damage and doesn't affect the drive itself so it isn't worth an RMA

Nov, 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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