Model: ASUS DRW-2014L1T 20x DVD±RW/RAM
Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer, Inc

ASUSTeK Computer is no stranger to the computer industry. A favorite among computer enthusiasts, this Taiwanese company is recognized as one of the world's leading manufacturers of computer components. While best known for their motherboards, graphics cards and notebook computers, ASUS has shown us that they're pretty serious about optical storage. Over the years, they've introduced a wide range of products for the portable and desktop markets. With their innovative technologies and impressive performance, these drives have been popular right from the start.

One of the latest additions to ASUS's already impressive line of DVD writers is the DRW-2014L1T. This Serial ATA equipped "Super-Multi" drive is capable of 20x DVD±R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW and 8x DVD±R DL writing speeds and a maximum DVD read speed of 16x. On top of that, it's one of the few drives with the ability to write to DVD-RAM media at 14x. Along with support for HP's LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling system, the DRW-2014L1T also includes features like 48x CD reading and writing speeds, 32x rewriting speeds and support for ASUS's FlextraLink and FlextraSpeed technologies.

With features and specs like this, the DRW-2014L1T sounds like it has a lot of potential. To give you an idea of what to expect from ASUS's new writer, we'll take a look at some of its features and then see how it compares to some of the 20x DVD±RW drives from the competition. Does the DRW-2014L1T have what it takes? Is it the best bang for your buck? Keep reading as we find out.

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