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ASUS DRW-1612BL Beige 16x DVD±R/RW Dual-Layer Burner w/ Lightscribe, EIDE/ATAPI, OEM

DRW-1612BL Beige 16x DVD±R/RW Dual-Layer Burner w/ Lightscribe, EIDE/ATAPI, OEM
Mfg. Part No. DRW-1612BL-BG
Item Code. ODW-ASU-DRW1612BLBG
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Burn Silkscreen-quality Disc Labels from Your PC

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.

Product Features:

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


Write Speed
DVD-R: 16X, 12X, 8X, 6X, 4X, 2X, 1X
DVD-RW: 6X, 4X, 2X, 1X
DVD+R: 16X, 12X, 8X, 6X, 4X, 2.4X
DVD+RW: 8X, 6X, 4X, 2.4X
DVD+R(DL): 8X,6X, 4X, 2,4X
DVD-R (DL): 8X,6X, 4X, 2X
CD-R: 48X,40X, 32X, 16X, 10X, 4X
CD-RW: 32X,24X, 20X, 16X, 10X, 4X DVD-RAM: 12X
Read Speed
DVD-ROM (Single): 16X max. (CAV)
DVD-ROM (Dual): 8X max. (CAV)
CD-ROM: 48X max. (CAV)
DVD+R (DL): 8X
CD-RW: 40X
Access time
DVD: 140 ms
CD: 150 ms
Writing Mode
DVD-R & DVD-R (DL): DAO, Incremental Recording (Multi-Border Recording)
DVD-RW: Restricted Overwriting, DAO, Incremental Recording (Multi-Border Recording)
DVD+R & DVD+R (DL): Sequential Recording (Multi-Session Recording)
DVD+RW: Random Recording
CD-R/RW: DAO, TAO, SAO, Packet Recording (Multi-Session Recording)
DVD-RAM: Random Read/Write support
O/S Compatibility
Windows XP / NT / ME / 2000 / 98SE
Enhanced-IDE (ATAPI)
Data Buffer
2 MB
Bundle Software
Latest Burning Software
Disc Formats
Write: DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW, CD-R, CD-RW
Read: DVD-ROM, DVD±R/RW, Photo CD, Video CD, CD-DA, CD-Extra, CD-Text, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-RAM
Disc Diameters
12 cm and 8 cm
100,000 Power On Hours
Operating Duty Cycle (Read) 20% POH
Operating Duty Cycle (Write) 2% POH
30 Minutes
Mounting Orientation
Vertical and Horizontal ( +5° ~ -5° )
148.5 x 42.6 x 173 mm
800 g
Power Requirements
DC +5V ± 5%, DC +12V ± 10%
Operating: 5C to 45C
Storage: -20C to 60C
Operating: 5% ~ 85% (Non-condensing)
Storage: 5% ~ 90% (Non-condensing)
Operating: 0.2 G peak (at 10~500 Hz)
Storage: 1.5 G peak (at 10~500 Hz)

* All specifications are subject to change without notice. Please check with your supplier for exact offers. Products may not be available in all markets.
* PCB color and bundled software versions are subject to change without notice.
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ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated (Asus) is a Taiwan-based company that produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components and computer cooling systems. In 2007, one in three desktop PCs sold was powered by an ASUS motherboard.

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