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ASUS Unveils BW-12B1LT 12x Blu-ray Disc Writer @ CeBIT

Postby Ian on Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:28 am

ASUS unveiled its new BW-12B1LT 12x Blu-ray Disc writer at CeBIT. According to the info at bluray-disc.de, the drive writes to both BD-R and BD-R DL media at 12x and BD-R LTH discs at 6x. Read speeds top out at only 8x though.

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Any thoughts on the true manufacturer? It doesn't appear to be a Pioneer BDR-205. Maybe the LG BH12LS?
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Re: ASUS Unveils BW-12B1LT 12x Blu-ray Disc Writer @ CeBIT

Postby KTL on Thu May 20, 2010 11:15 am

LG always had its LED and ejection hole rather close. This Asus picture is more reminisce of recent LiteOn/Optiarc venture in the DVD burner world. Only if the top of the drive were shown, then it would be easier to identify.
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Re: ASUS Unveils BW-12B1LT 12x Blu-ray Disc Writer @ CeBIT

Postby Ian on Thu May 20, 2010 2:53 pm

I totally forgot about the BW-12B1LT. Going by the placement of the LED and ejection hole, its definitely not a BDR-205 or BH12LS.

Has Lite-On given up on the Blu-ray writer market?
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Re: ASUS Unveils BW-12B1LT 12x Blu-ray Disc Writer @ CeBIT

Postby Ian on Mon May 31, 2010 12:10 pm

It looks like ASUS has redesigned the BW-12B1LT. Here's the latest picture as well as some specs.

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Re: ASUS Unveils BW-12B1LT 12x Blu-ray Disc Writer @ CeBIT

Postby Dartman on Mon May 31, 2010 2:29 pm

Well if nothing else it is a pretty drive :D Kinda reminds me of the euro spec Pioneer burners some folks could get, thanks.
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Re: ASUS Unveils BW-12B1LT 12x Blu-ray Disc Writer @ CeBIT

Postby Ian on Mon May 31, 2010 2:37 pm

This is just a guess.. its based on a new Lite-On design that we haven't heard anything about yet.
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Re: ASUS Unveils BW-12B1LT 12x Blu-ray Disc Writer @ CeBIT

Postby Dartman on Mon May 31, 2010 2:44 pm

Well I hope Sony has more to do with it then liteon but I guess I'll never give up my prejudice against them after the 2 crappy 811 burners I wasted my money on...
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Re: ASUS Unveils BW-12B1LT 12x Blu-ray Disc Writer @ CeBIT

Postby Ian on Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:02 pm

The bezel layout on the drive at CeBIT is very similar to the Lite-On iHBS112 and iHBS212.

http://www.cdrlabs.com/Optical-Drives/L ... riter.html
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Re: ASUS Unveils BW-12B1LT 12x Blu-ray Disc Writer @ CeBIT

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Re: ASUS Unveils BW-12B1LT 12x Blu-ray Disc Writer @ CeBIT

Postby fastleo63 on Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:02 am

I recently bought a BW-12B1LT burner.
Seeems a good product.
I hope there will be regular firmware updates...
Maybe a Lite-On iHBS212 rebadge, but, if it's true, I'm wondering why specifications between the two models are quite different...
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Re: ASUS Unveils BW-12B1LT 12x Blu-ray Disc Writer @ CeBIT

Postby Ian on Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:54 pm

fastleo63 wrote:Maybe a Lite-On iHBS212 rebadge, but, if it's true, I'm wondering why specifications between the two models are quite different...


What's different?
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Re: ASUS Unveils BW-12B1LT 12x Blu-ray Disc Writer @ CeBIT

Postby niom on Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:09 am

Hi - I happen to buy a second hand ASUS BW-12B1LT and therefore do not have the CD /DVD that contains all the software that comes along with the product. Can someone please help me on how to acquire the CD / DVD? is there an ISO image downloadable? Unfortunately the ASUS web site does not list the product and I don't think they would provide the entire CD / DVD.

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