Take a look below. To get the writing times, a 4. For this review we used firmware versions 1. The CD is almost exactly 74 minutes. If you have autorun enabled on your computer, the menu pictured below will automatically come up when you insert the disc. For nearly two decades, this Taiwanese company has lead the way, producing some of the industry’s best motherboards and graphics cards.

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1612bp means that the drive’s region is stored in the firmware. While there are a few cosmetic differences like the eject button and placement of the LED, all three drives share the same basic design and have many of the same logos.

For these tests Assu am using the US version of Transformers: For nearly two decades, this Taiwanese company has lead the way, producing some of the industry’s best motherboards and graphics cards.

This time around, the drive reached a maximum DAE speed of only Every error a drive creates could be a hiss or pop you would hear later in the audio tracks. While not nearly as fast as the drive from LG, it reached a maximum transfer speed of 8.

These special discs have a thin dye coating on the label side that absorbs laser light.

Would you buy this? With all things considered, the DRWBL gets a 6 out of 10 for the performance section zsus this review. Most of the specs below have been taken from ASUS’s website and the manual that came with the drive. Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected.

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However, it lacks the components needed to edit and burn videos. ASUS has once again turned to Nero for their software bundle. The drive’s region can be changed five times and after that it cannot be changed anymore.

Dew was a little disappointed that the DRWBL did not come with any software to edit and burn videos. While this has allowed them to incorporate features like LightScribe, its hard to ignore the fact that there are still a number of performance issues that need to be worked out. Using the bundled software you can both create and burn LightScribe disc labels.

According to Nero, the drive can write CD-Text and overburn. If you use a dual layer disc you probably won’t get the best results because most Crw drives slow down to read them.

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Then Sonic’s DLA is used to test packet writing speeds. It actually extracts each track twice and then compares them to check for any errors. Once you’ve created your LightScribe label, you’re ready to print it.

Starting from the left of the IDE connection you’ll see the jumper switch for master, slave and cable select. The disc is Written by Karr Wang, this utility can be used to wsus the number of C1 and C2 errors on a aaus. Looking at the scores above, you can see that it reached a maximum transfer speed of only 40x.


In this review we’ll just go over some of the basics and see how the DRWBL performs with the bundled software. Even at 8x, it took more than 23 minutes to write MB of data.

Here is a screen shot from Nero’s InfoTool. It fires off eight different applications using scripts. We use it in our testing because it can also be used as a quick and easy way to test the quality.

Nevertheless, its seek times and CPU usage were pretty good. By looking at the picture below you can see the drive’s IDE interface, power connector and audio output connectors.

The MP3 encoder uses the latest audio codec technology azus Fraunhofer. The higher the quality, the longer the process will take.