You are probably going to get varying results from a full data disc to a single layer movie disc. The drive we purchased for this review was manufactured in January of and had firmware 1. By looking at the screenshot above, you can see that it uses a total of three “zones” to reach its maximum speed. However, at the time of this review, the list of compatible software is still relatively short. Have one to sell?

Uploader: Zulushicage
Date Added: 1 May 2015
File Size: 26.53 Mb
Operating Systems: Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/2003/7/8/10 MacOS 10/X
Downloads: 34929
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]

Works with Windows Vista. My only real complaint is that bundled version of Nero does not include the components needed to edit and burn videos. From this information we can see what the drive’s average quiterack was and how many errors it generated. Storage by Rick Broida Sep 26, Looking at the screenshots below, you can see that the DRWBLT’s reading and writing speeds averaged out at only 2.

By now most of you should be pretty familiar with this menu. When I tried writing data to the disc, it would fail about a third of the way through.

ASUS ASUSTEK Black Drw-1814bl QuieTrack LightScribe IDE Dvd-rw Drive

The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. For this test I made a copy of our pressed test CD.


Image not available Photos not available for this variation. Or choose door No. In our tests it started reading at 6.

– ASUS DRWBLT SATA 18x DVD±RW/RAM – Reviews – all-pages

The media types, along with the average time it took the drive to write our 4. This time around, the drive reached a maximum DAE speed of only By looking at the screenshot below, you can see that the drive’s transfer speeds peaked at about 8. For our writing and reading tests, we used Verbatim media and burnt using the supplied Nero 6 burning software.

This means that the drive’s region is stored in the firmware. Some even slow down to read single layer DVD-Video discs.

ASUS ASUSTEK Black Drwbl QuieTrack LightScribe IDE Dvd-rw Drive | eBay

In most cases, installation is as simple as plugging in the SATA and power cables and turning the computer on. While I had the media required to write at this speed, the drive failed to complete our tests. Keep in mind this option not only changes the level of detail, it affects the amount of time it takes to print the label.

Once you reboot, you’ll be ready to start burning your own discs. Quidtrack, it does not include any software to edit and burn videos. A typical audio CD can be ripped to wave files in under two and a half minutes. The drive had no problems holding its own when writing to CD-R media.


The CD is almost exactly 74 minutes.

Add to watch list Remove from watch list. The higher the quality, the longer the process will take. Learn More – opens in a new window or tab.

I tried various packet writing software, including the bundled version of InCD, and the end result was, more often than not, a corrupted disc. Before you can do this though, you will need to choose the contrast.

However, because it scans with an ECC sum of 8, a higher number of PIF errors is acceptable, as long as dr-1814blt do not exceed Please enter a valid ZIP Code. Off by default, this LED lights up green when the drive is reading or writing.

The drive also qhietrack some serious problems writing to DVD-RAM media at 14x which prevented it from completing our tests. This board recognised the drive and we were able to boot our Windows disc from it without any problems.

This program queries the drive to see what its reading and writing capabilities are.