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@ Dbminter, what is the model of you're Asus burner ?


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Hate to burst your bubble, but ASUS no longer manufacturers my USB BD drive.  And do NOT get their latest internal burner, the BW-16D1HT!  I tried two of them and both had the same fatal flaw, so it's a design problem with the drive: they destroy rewritable media!  :rolleyes:  Ritek 8x DVD+RW and Verbatim BD-RE DL are all borked and unusable after the ASUS writes to them.



However, IF you can find one, it's the BW-12D1S-U.  Now, ASUS DOES make this:





The BW-16D1X-U listed above MAY be the internal ASUS junk model I had in an external enclosure.  The two drives have relatively similar drive strings in their names, so I have a feeling this USB drive is just their junk internal BD burner in a USB enclosure.



However, I haven't tried BD-R DL in my ASUS, only BD-RE DL.  You seem to want my drive for your BD-R DL issue I replied to in another thread.  So, I can't say if that particular ASUS will work for your need or not.  Sorry.

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ASUS BW-16D1X-U drives with E101 or E102 firmware are actually Pioneer BDR-209MBK rebadges.

ASUS BW-16D1H-U drives with A*** firmware series are LG drives (BH**NS40 or BH**NS50 depending of FW version) and  those with E*** firmwares are Pioneer drives (BDR-209MBK of 1st or 2nd revision, depending of FW version).

Also, ASUS BW-12D1S-U drives with E*** firmware series (and 1.20, too) are all Pioneer drives (E101/E102 - BDR-206BK, 1.20 - BDR-207BK, E301 - BDR-208BK, E401/E402 - BDR-209MBK of 1st revision).

Hope it will help to pick a drive which will satisfy your needs. :)

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ASUS doesn't manufacture their own drives from long ago. All of them are rebadges of other drives.

Here is the list of ASUS internal BD drives I remember:


BR-04B2T    / FW 1.0x - LiteOn iHOS104

BD Combo:

BC-1205PT   / FW 1.0x - Pioneer BDC-202
BC-06B1ST   / FW 1.0x - LiteOn iHES106
BC-08B1ST   / FW 1.0x - LiteOn iHES108
BC-08B1LT   / FW 1.0x - LiteOn iHES208
BC-12B1ST   / FW 1.0x - LiteOn iHES112
BC-12B1ST a / FW 1.0x - LG CH12NS28
BC-12B1ST b / FW 1.0x - LG CH12NS30
BC-12B1ST b / FW 3.0x - LG CH12NS40
BC-12B1LT   / FW 1.0x - LiteOn iHES212
BC-12D1ST   / FW 1.0x - LG CH12NS28
BC-12D2HT   / FW 1.0x - LG CH12NS30
BC-12D2HT   / FW 3.0x - LG CH12NS40

BD Writer:

BW-12B1ST   / FW 1.0x - LiteOn iHBS112
BW-12B1ST a / FW 1.0x - LG BH16NS40 (SVC Code NS40)
BW-12B1LT   / FW 1.0x - LiteOn iHBS212
BW-14D1XT   / FW 1.0x - LG BH16NS40 (SVC Code NS40)
BW-16D1HT   / FW 1.0x - LG BH16NS40 (SVC Code NS40)
BW-16D1HT   / FW 3.0x - LG BH16NS40 (SVC Code NS50/NS51)

If I forgot something - please let me know

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That doesn't make any sense.  I had a few of the LG BH16NS40 units and it does not destroy rewritable media like the BW-16D1HT did.  I had 2 of the BW units and they both did that so it was a problem with the BW unit itself, not just the one unit I had.


Although it seems a firmware update has been released since I had the BW unit so maybe they fixed it.  But, since the LG WH16NS60 model works just fine for me, I'll stick with that.  :)

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