Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Asus DRW 1814BL



After my Plextor died and having to wait for a RMA i decided to buy a new burner so now have the Asus DRW 1814BL which i got today
Only problem i've had is that i have n Antec P160 case which has drive covers ie flaps that hide the drive but when in place the flaps get in the way of the drive opening and closing so had to remove which is a shame but other than that all is working as it should

Reason i got the Asus DRW 1814BL is that it can burn DVD+r as Roms so the burned DVDs will play on any DVD player young or old without problem
also another great thing about this drive is that if you feed with quality blanks like Verbatim you can burn 16x speed disc's at 18x which will save a few min's

Only strange thing is when i got the drive which had firmware 1.10 it burned verbatim 16x DVD+R at 18x but when i updated the firmware to 1.13 it burned at there quoted speed of 16x other than that i'm very happy with the drive as burned a few dvd's today DVD+R as roms (booktype) which this drive can do and they played back without problems on a 10 year old toshiba and my new one

Ps if you want to burn blank DVD's as roms with this drive all you have to do is use software like nero and only use DVD+r and it will be done automatically for you without having to play with any settings

Update as theres a new firmware out

Model: DRW-1814BL
Latest Firmware version 1.14

Improve burning quality

Download Link

Model: DRW-1814BL
Latest Firmware version 1.13

Add 12X write for DVD-RAM in CD-Speed testing
Improve DVD-RAM write and read capability.

Download Link

Model: DRW-1814BLT
Latest Firmware version 1.13

Add 12X write for DVD-RAM in CD-Speed testing
Improve DVD-RAM write and read capability.

Download Link

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