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ASUS BW-12B1ST 12x Blu-ray Writer

ASUS BW-12B1ST 12x Blu-ray Writer
alaScore 85

178 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 178 reviews of ASUS BW-12B1ST 12x Blu-ray Writer. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the ASUS BW-12B1ST 12x Blu-ray Writer is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of ASUS BW-12B1ST 12x Blu-ray Writer from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other DVD Players on

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus Blu-ray Writer Drive (S-ATA, BD-R: 12x, DVDR: 16x, CD-R: 48x, Drag and Burn, QTS Technology)ASUS BW-12B1ST 12X Blu-Ray CD DVD Bluray Internal Burner Drive + BD Suite Software + Cables & Mounting Screws

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Brandon S. (

Good for a yr then quit


It worked good while it lasted.

Only lasted a yr along with bare use and it makes scratching noises and doesnt bring up a disk on my pc. Big waste of $90.00. Get a Samsung trust me.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: David H. (

Not What I ordered


I expected a whole lot more out of Asus but I am learning not to expect much after all of the problems I have had, not just on this device but a number of Asus products I have purchased within the last year. Make sure you check the device manager and...

It works sometimes, it matches the color of my case, other than that I can't think of anything. I give it 1 star because there isn't a lower rating.

Usually doesn't work. Not what I ordered, Ruined 25 plus blank disks,oh and did I mention it's not what I ordered. Be careful when you get the drive and make sure it's really what you ordered, if it's the real thing you will be happy but if you get the...

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Anthony B. (

Not good for dupe towers


Good burners if you do not plan on using them a lot

These were actually on sale for $20 each when I got them, so I replaced my dupe tower drives with 11 of them. A year later, 5 of them are dead. Granted, we got our money's worth out of them for $20 each. And if they still were that price, I'd buy more...

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Matt B. (

decent, drive kind of noisy


i bought this 3/20/2015 for my new pc build, the drive is still working like the day i bought it and has done exactly what its supposed to. it is a little slow and noisy but i dont mind.

it works like it should and it was a good price

a little noisy and slow

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Kyle G. (



Drive still runs great after 3 years. I don't burn many blu-rays or dvds but I watch a lot movies without problems.

Could be cheaper.

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Anonymous (

Worse than garbage.


Worked great...

Nearly caught on fire.

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: A C. (

No News Is Good News


Burns fast and clean, recognizes 99% of any type of disc I put in it and plays them smoothly, can't really ask for a whole lot more - if you get a good price then grab this burner.

Good price, does everything as advertised with no problems to report.

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: Marcelo G. (

Forget about rebate


I definitively, will re-think to buy from ASUS again. If just a samall rebate gave me a trouble, I can't imagine if I have a real problem.

Still working. It does what suppose to do.

Not a trusted company. Sent out a total of 6 rebates all at the same addresses (different departments), 3 of them are saying that did not received the documentation. They asked to send it again (which I did) and a week later they declined and said the...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: Nicholaus C. (

DVD/BD Reader/Burner? Nope - just reads


I have tried updating firmware, and going to ASUS's site multiple times to check for new support/help/firmware, and nothing has helped. I guess I got a dud.

It reads DVDs and Blu-Rays great. I can watch whatever media on my computer and I love it.

DOES NOT BURN DVDs or BluRays. I can burn CDs, but seriously, who needs to do that much (if at all) anymore?! All I get is coasters every time I try to burn anything other than a CD.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Torre K. (



Plays regular DVDs fine

Does not play Blu-ray disks

Aug, 2015