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Written by Hank Tolman   
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
ASUS DRW-24B1ST DVD-RW SATA Optical Drive
Features and Specifications
Closer Look: ASUS DVD-Burner
ASUS DRW-24B1ST Detailed Features
Testing and Results
Testing and Results Continued
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

ASUS Super-Multi Features

E-Green (Energy Green Engine)

The innovative drive E-Green Engine technology features an E-Green Mode that automatically closes drive applications when not in use to help conserve energy - helping the environment by decreasing CO2 emissions and reducing the depletion of trees.

OTS (Optimal Tuning Strategy)

With OTS, the drive will perform a test before really burning which generate the optimal burning strategy automatically for the best burning quality.

E-Hammer

E-Hammer allows you to permanently delete the data on writable disc (CD-R and DVD-R) formats. Once the data is deleted, it cannot be recovered or restored, and the optical drive will not be able to read the disc. This ensures data security, eliminates the hassle of scratching your old discs, and conforms with our commitment to environmental protection.

AVRS (Auto Vibration Reducing System)

The AVRS technology is designed to minimize the vibration caused by the spindle motor and resonance between components as well as the drive and PC cases. AVRS is designed to reduce vibration and noise induced by unbalanced mass of rotating machinery. With AVRS, ASUS DRW-24B1 provides high readability and playability.

DRW-24B1ST Specifications

Write Speed DVD-R: 24x,22X,16X,12X,10X,8X,4X
DVD-RW: 6X,4X,2X
DVD+R: 24x,22X,16X,12X,10X,8X,4X
DVD+RW: 8X,6X,4X,2.4X
DVD+R(DL): 12X,8X,6X,4X
DVD-R (DL): 12X,8X,6X,4X
CD-R: 48X,40X,32X,16X
CD-RW: 32X,24x,16X,10X,4X
DVD-RAM: 12X,8x,6x,5X,3X,2X
Read Speed DVD-R(Single): 16 X max.
DVD-RW(single): 12 X max.
DVD+R(Single): 16 X max.
DVD+RW(single): 12 X max.
DVD-R(DL): 12 X max.
DVD+R(DL): 12 X max.
DVD-ROM (Single): 16 X max.
DVD-ROM (Dual): 16 X max.
CD-ROM: 48 X max.
CD-RW: 40 X max.
CD-R: 40 X max.
Access time DVD: 140 MS
CD: 150 MS
Writing Mode DVD-R & DVD-R(DL): DAO(Disc-At-Once)/Incremental Recording (Multi-Border Recording)
DVD-RW & DVD-RW (DL): DAO(Disc-At-Once)/Restricted Overwriting/Incremental Recording (Multi-Border Recording)
DVD+R & DVD+R (DL): Sequential Recording (Multi-Session Recording)
DVD+RW & DVD+RW (DL): Random Recording
CD-R/RW: DAO(Disc-At-Once)/TAO(Track-At-Once)/SAO(Session-At-Once)/Packet Recording (Multi-Session Recording)
O/S Compatibility Windows 2000
Windows NT
XP compatible
Vista compatible
Interface SATA
Data Buffer 2 MB
Bundle Software Latest Burning Software
Disc Formats Write: DVD+/-RW,DVD+/-R,CD-R,CD-RW
Read: DVD-ROM,DVD+/-RW,DVD+/-R,Photo CD,Video CD,CD-DA,CD-Extra,CD-Text,CD-R,CD-RW,DVD-RAM

Disc Diameters 12cm/8cm
MTBF 60,000 Power On Hours
Operating Duty Cycle (Read) 20 % POH
Operating Duty Cycle (Write) 2 % POH
MTTR 30 Minutes
Mounting Orientation Vertical and Horizontal ( +5 ° ~ -5 °)
Dimension(WxHxD) 41.3x146x170 mm (W x D x H)
Weight 650 g
Power Requirements DC+5V ±5%,DC+12V ±10 %
Temperature Operating: 5? to 50?
Storage: -40? to 65?
Humidity Operating: 15% ~ 80% (Non-condensing)
Storage: 15% ~ 95% (Non-condensing)
Vibration Operating: 0.2 G peak (at 10~500 Hz)
Storage: 1.5 G peak (at 10~500 Hz)



 

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# RE: ASUS DRW-24B1ST DVD-RW SATA Optical DrivePaul Parkinson 2010-03-22 05:05
Every DVD drive I have tested consumes less than 1W in idle. What optical drives do is when a disc is inserted the drive consumes about 2.5W even without the drive spun up. The ASUS drive simply recognizes that the drive is not spun up and is idle so it adjusts the on board circuitry to bring the idle power down to the same level as if there was no disc installed. While I applaud ASUS for doing this you can get the same power savings by not leaving discs in your drive when you are not going to use the disc.
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# price of Asus DRW-24B1STtapan biswas 2010-04-13 06:11
the price of ASUS DRW-24B1ST is Rs. 1425.00 was given from me.
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# problem with my Asus DRW-24B1STLion 2010-05-29 10:45
ive been using asus all my life but now i have problems with my Asus DRW-24B1ST i installed newest firmware but nothing.it starts burning than after boofer starts runing it stops it says fail!!!pls anyone help mee what is the problem?ive took to another computer it goes perfect where can it bee the problem??
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# RE: problem with my Asus DRW-24B1STMuho 2010-06-03 19:38
have you try to downgrade the firmware as it was before???
I do this several times and no problem appears
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# Yeah, a nice drive, but...Ant P 2010-08-16 06:53
it's simply a Lite-On rebadge (which is a high compliment in it's own right).

Funnily enough, most 24x SATA Liteons sold under the "Lite-On" name have a NEC chipset, in effect making *them* a Sony/Optiarc re-badge.

Personally, I prefer "true" Lite-Ons because they have a Mediatek chipset - terrific for reading and scanning.

One of the surefire ways to guarantee receiving a legit Lite-On is to get this Asus drive. In fact, I'm gonna crossflash my Asus to a Lite-On right now!
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# problemsesman 2010-11-03 15:13
I have serious problem with ASUS DRW-24B1ST;
PC loosing CD-Rom from system and can not find it from Control Panel-Add Hardware
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# RE: problemsGary Parriott 2012-04-03 11:52
Had the same problem with a DRW-24B3LT used in a USB enclosure. Several months ago another of these Green Power DVDRW in my work station stopped showing up too. Seems to be a generic problem with these GP drives.
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# BD-RAlex 2011-03-22 20:17
Can i use BD-R DVD in burning with this writer....is compatible with BD-R 25gb..
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# RE: BD-ROlin Coles 2011-03-22 20:20
No, you will need a BD-Burner, often much more expensive than the other BD drives.
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# TerminatorGarcoman 2011-10-07 07:31
"E-Hammer?" A waste of laser life. If you want to totally destroy all data on a cd or dvd, try the microwave. There is no one who can recover a completely fried metal layer.
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# bad driveYASEEN SHAIK 2012-06-16 08:39
i purchased 2 asus drives 4 months ago both drives failed my 40 dvds, and it is burning the data sucessfull but the games are not boooting verry verry verry baddddddd driveeeeee dont buy it guys........... i tried it so many tmes i used LG and i burnt the same data it works fine.
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# motor problemjitendra panchal 2013-02-16 10:05
in my asus dvd-rw,any disk i insert doesn't rotate and writer isn't able to read the data such as if i insert operating system 7 dvd in the writer.Then it doesn't show boot any key.... message.
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# ict can change your lifeit4ubd 2013-03-09 12:46
i used lite-on and that's good...!!!!

long lasting odd.

Thanks
it4ubd
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