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With these drives you can read and record DVDs and/or CDs in all kinds of formats. Please note the difference between DVD+R and DVD-R when buying a DVD burner, often drives can write only to one of those two media types, sometimes to both. When you buy a drive that only supports one type, you will always have to be careful to choose the right writable DVD discs in the shop. Newer DVD drives also support writing to Dual Layer DVDs. This kind of discs have a storage capacity of 8.5 GB instead of the usual 4.7 GB. DVD (re)writers generally can read and write CDs also, but only some CD (re)writers can read DVDs.
optical disc drives
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Included since: 19 Feb 2007
The date Icecat noticed for the first time that this product was included in the price list of a channel partner
Info modified on: 03 Sep 2013 14:11:00
The date of the most recent change of this product data-sheet in Icecat.
Product views: 6465
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Long product name ASUS DRW-1612BL:
The short editorial description of ASUS DRW-1612BL

Marketing text ASUS DRW-1612BL

The official marketing text of ASUS DRW-1612BL as supplied by the manufacturer
The ASUS DRW-1612BL is the Light Scribe drive enables CD images and disc labels to be burned onto disc using the same drive that is used to burn the data. Make a label wherever and whenever you want with your PC or burner. Simple, Compatible and Flexible.

LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling.
A new technology that offers consumers and businesses a simple, no-hassle way to burn professional, silk-screen quality labels on their CDs and DVDs.

Multi Function: (LightScribe).
- Max. 16X DVD±R / 8X DVD+RW / 6X DVD-RW / 8X DVD±R (DL).
- Max. 48X CD-R / 32X CD-RW.
- Max. 16X DVD-ROM / 48X CD-ROM.
- Max: 12X DVD-RAM Write / Read.

Over-Speed Burning.
Burn 2.4X DVD±R (Double Layer) Disc at 4X / 6X / 8X Speed.
Burn 8X DVD±R Disc at 16X Speed.

FlextraLink™ Buffer Underrun Errors Prevention Technology.
Built-in FlextraLink™ prevents users from buffer underrun problems and eliminates the creation of unusable discs. Throughout the recording process, FlextraLink™ consistently monitors the data buffer status to ensure best recording quality under high-speed operation.

FlextraSpeed™ Optimal Writing Speed Adjustment Technology.
Built-in FlextraSpeed™ and AI Auto Speed Adjustment Tech. enhance accuracy and reliability when reading / writing / re-writing across a broad range of certified media in different formats. FlextraSpeed™ continuously monitors the recording media and sets the optimal writing speeds to ensure best recording quality. The ASUS proprietary FlextraSpeed™ occupies minimal system resources so the PC remains full operational and available for other applications even during recording process.

Superior Stability with DDSSII.
The DDSSII technology is designed to minimize the vibration caused by the spindle motor and resonance between components as well as the drive and PC cases. The ASUS patented DDSSII stabilizes, both horizontally and vertically, the pick-up head, achieving more precise tracking and focusing, while reducing vibration and noise caused by high-revolution spindle motors.

Compatible with a Wide Range of Disc Formats.

Operates on Horizontal or Vertical Mounting.

ASUS Unique Live Firmware Update Tool.

Bundle Burning Software.

Windows XP/ NT/ ME/ 2000/ 98SE Supported.
Short summary description ASUS DRW-1612BL:
This short summary of the ASUS DRW-1612BL data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
ASUS DRW-1612BL, 5 - 85%, Black, EIDE/ATA, 5 - 45 °C, 148.5 x 173 x 42.6 mm, Vertical/Horizontal
Long summary description ASUS DRW-1612BL:
This is an auto-generated long summary of ASUS DRW-1612BL based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
ASUS DRW-1612BL. Colour of product: Black, Mounting: Vertical/Horizontal. Interface: EIDE/ATA, Drive device, buffer size: 2 MB, Optical disc diameter: 120 mm. CD write speed: 48x, CD rewrite speed: 32x, DVD+R write speed: 16x. CD read speed: 48x, DVD+R Double Layer read speed: 8x, CD-RW read speed: 40x. DVD drive average random access time: 140 ms, CD-ROM drive average random access time: 150 ms
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The product is built in.
Colour of product*
The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
Interface ports to connect pieces of equipment. USB (Universal Serial Bus) has become the most popular wired interface to connect peripherals. USB 2.0 supports speeds up to 480 Mbit/s (USB 1: 12 Mbit/s). The interface FireWire is also known as the IEEE 1394 standard. Enhanced IDE (EIDE)is sometimes referred to as Fast ATA, Fast IDE or ATA-2.
Optical disc recording technology, created by Hewlett-Packard (HP), that uses specially coated recordable CD and DVD media to produce laser-etched labels with text or graphics, as opposed to stick-on labels and printable discs.
Optical disc diameter
Diameter of the disk.
120 mm
Drive device, buffer size
A reserved segment of memory within a drive device that is used to hold the data being processed.
2 MB
Mean time between failures (MTBF)
Statistical model used to indicate product/mechanism reliability; expressed in hours and percentage of duty cycle. This number (in hours) does not indicate the mean time before failure for a single unit/mechanism.
100000 h
Writing speed
CD write speed*
CD rewrite speed
DVD-RAM write speed
DVD-RW write speed
DVD+RW write speed
DVD+R Double Layer write speed
DVD-R Double Layer write speed
DVD-R write speed
DVD+R write speed
Reading speed
CD read speed*
DVD+R Double Layer read speed
CD-RW read speed
DVD-RAM read speed
DVD-ROM read speed
Reading speed
DVD-R Double Layer read speed
Access time
DVD drive average random access time
140 ms
CD-ROM drive average random access time
150 ms
Record modes
Multi session
Random write
Sequential writing
Disc-at-once (DAO)
Session-at-once (SAO)
Track-at-once (TAO)
Operational conditions
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
5 - 85%
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
5 - 45°C
Storage relative humidity (H-H)
5 - 90%
Storage temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely stored.
-20 - 60°C
Weight & dimensions
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
800 g
Other features
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
148.5 x 173 x 42.6 mm
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
Windows XP / NT / ME / 2000 / 98SE / Vista
Number of discs
The amount of discs contained in the device.
Device write media compatibility
Recordable media compatible with this device, expressed as types and applicable characteristics.
Device read media compatibility
Media compatible with this device for reading only; expressed as types and applicable characteristics
DVD-ROM, DVD±R/RW, Photo CD, Video CD, CD-DA, CD-Extra, CD-Text, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-RAM