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ASUS DRW-20B1S/ DRW-20B1S - Optimal Tuning Strategy

Postby Ian on Mon May 12, 2008 1:42 pm

Anyone know if this is an ASUS design? If so, I'm impressed that they're introducing new features like OTS and E-Green. Let's just hope that OTS really improves the writing quality as their previous drives were lacking in this area.

http://www.asus.com/news_show.aspx?id=11157

Catering to users that demand increased data storage, ASUS, a leading provider of high-performance optical storage devices, today announced the new DRW-20B1S/B1ST – an industry leading DVD rewriter that supports 12X DVD-RAM write, 20X DVD+/-R and 12X DVD+/-R double layer media sources. It also features Optimal Tuning Strategy – a technology that automatically adjusts burning for optimum disc backups; and E-Green Engine for great energy savings.

Automatic Adjustments for Optimum Disc Backup with Optimal Tuning Strategy (OTS)
The ASUS DRW-20B1S/B1ST is equipped with an innovative feature – Optimal Tuning Strategy (OTS) that provides users with improved disc burning for better total write quality. With OTS, the drive will perform a test burning before really burning the disc, and OTS is intelligent enough to encompass both media and drive variations, as well as operating temperatures into its calculations – allowing it to provide the optimal write speeds to produce the optimal burning strategy for the new disc. After the disc is burnt, OTS memorizes the particular type of disc, and will utilize the same burning strategy when the same type of disc is used. This not only reduces the possibility to burn unplayable discs, it also provides high quality backups and improves compatibility so that the disc can more easily be read by other drives; as well as extends the lifetime of drives.

Enjoy Energy Savings with E-Green Engine (Energy-Green Engine)
Another innovation of the DRW-20B1S/B1ST is the E-Green Engine technology. This handy feature provides an E-Green Mode which activates when the drives are idle for 2.5 minutes. Once activated, drive applications are closed when not in use to help conserve energy – helping the environment by saving energy, and in turn decreasing CO2 emissions and reducing the depletion of trees. According to in-depth calculations: on average, the PATA and SATA versions of the drive will provide 75% and 27% power savings respectively over competing solutions.

Versatility with Multiple Media Formats
Flexibility for a wide array of media formats is also very important. The ASUS DRW-20B1S/B1ST offers both 20X DVD-Write and 20X DVD+Write, making it capable of reading from and writing on DVD-Write/ Rewrite and DVD+Write/ Rewrite formats. With dual-format adopting features, the DRW-20B1S/B1ST is able to create DVDs that can be played and read by most DVD-ROM drives and DVD players. It also enables 12X DVD-RAM, 6X DVD-Rewrite, 8X DVD+Rewrite, 16X DVD-ROM single layer, 48X CD-R, 32X CD-RW and 48X CD-ROM capabilities – providing flexible and high-speed operations for a variety of formats.
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Postby Dartman on Mon May 12, 2008 11:57 pm

HMMM, sounds like somebody finally decided to use a BenQ style learning media thing again. Wonder if they have some sort of new Nexperia chip or what they've come up with.
I really loved my various BenQ burners and what they could do with just about any media when all the goodies were enabled.
I might have to go buy a new burner now just becuase... [-o<
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Re: ASUS DRW-20B1S/ DRW-20B1S - Optimal Tuning Strategy

Postby Ian on Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:19 pm

It looks like we're getting LightScribe versions too. ASUS announced the DRW-20B1L and DRW-20B1LT this week.

http://www.asus.com/news_show.aspx?id=11568

Faced with increasing demands for data storage, users require a means to back up their data efficiently. ASUS, a leading provider of high-performance optical storage devices, has today unveiled the ASUS DRW-20B1L/B1LT internal DVD rewriter with LightScribe direct disc labeling technology. This industry leading DVD rewriter provides a high speed of 20X DVD±R write, 12X DVD±R (DL) and 12XDVD-RAM reading capabilities. In addition, users can expect to enjoy five times faster data transfer rates than the current DMA33 standards with the SATA interface. It also features Optimal Tuning Strategy – a technology that automatically adjusts burning for optimum disc backups; and the E-Green Engine for great energy savings.


Am I the only one that's glad that they dropped the 14x DVD-RAM writing speed? I never got that to work well.
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Re: ASUS DRW-20B1S/ DRW-20B1S - Optimal Tuning Strategy

Postby Dartman on Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:12 pm

I hope it's a original design as well and not another re badged LiteOn or something. I don't see anything that seems exactly the same on their site anyways.
Haven't been able to find anyone selling it yet :(
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Re: ASUS DRW-20B1S/ DRW-20B1S - Optimal Tuning Strategy

Postby Scour on Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:05 pm

The 20BLT was not very impressive to me, especially in burn-quality, some 20x Liteon were better
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Re: ASUS DRW-20B1S/ DRW-20B1S - Optimal Tuning Strategy

Postby Dartman on Sun Jun 08, 2008 4:33 pm

Is it just a re badged Litey then that doesn't work as well? You'd think with the learning stuff it would improve with a few burns like the BenQ did sometimes.
I still haven't seen one for sale here so can't even try it out. You have any test burn to post?
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Re: ASUS DRW-20B1S/ DRW-20B1S - Optimal Tuning Strategy

Postby Scour on Sun Jun 08, 2008 4:45 pm

20B1S not availible here in germany atm
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