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DRW-1814BL Beige
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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: 18 Jan 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 the data-sheet in Icecat's system
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Long product name ASUS DRW-1814BL Beige:
The short editorial description of ASUS DRW-1814BL Beige
DRW-1814BL (beige) - is the Light Scribe drive/ SATA/ 2 MB.

Marketing text ASUS DRW-1814BL Beige

The official marketing text of ASUS DRW-1814BL Beige as supplied by the manufacturer
LightScribe Drive enables personalized and professional labels.

The ASUS DRW-1814BLT 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.

Multi Function: (X MULTI+LightScribe)
- Max. 18X DVD±R/ 8X DVD+RW/ 6X DVD-RW/ 8X DVD±R (DL).
- Max. 48X CD-R/ 32X CD-RW.
- Max. 16X DVD-ROM/ 40X CD-ROM.
- Max: 14X DVD-RAM Write.

Over-Speed Burning
Burn 2.4X DVD±R (Double Layer) Disc at 4X Speed

lextraLink™ 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
Short summary description ASUS DRW-1814BL Beige:
This short summary of the ASUS DRW-1814BL Beige data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
ASUS DRW-1814BL Beige, 5 - 85%, DC +5V ± 5%, DC +12V ± 10%, Beige, SATA, 5 - 60 °C, 5.85 x 1.68 x 6.81" (148.5 x 42.6 x 173 mm)
Long summary description ASUS DRW-1814BL Beige:
This is an auto-generated long summary of ASUS DRW-1814BL Beige based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
ASUS DRW-1814BL Beige. Color of product: Beige, Mounting: Vertical/Horizontal. Interface: SATA, Drive device, buffer size: 2 MB, Mean time between failures (MTBF): 60000 h. CD write speed: 48x, CD rewrite speed: 32x, DVD+R write speed: 18x. CD read speed: 48x, DVD+R Double Layer read speed: 8x, CD-R read speed: 48x. DVD drive average random access time: 140 ms, CD-ROM drive average random access time: 150 ms
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Color 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.
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.
60000 h
Writing Speed
CD write speed*
CD rewrite speed
DVD-RAM write speed
DVD-R write speed
CD-RW write speed
DVD-RW write speed
CD-R write speed
DVD+R write speed
DVD+RW write speed
DVD+R Double Layer write speed
DVD-R Double Layer write speed
Reading Speed
CD read speed*
CD-ROM read speed
CD-RW read speed
DVD-ROM read speed
DVD-RAM read speed
CD-R read speed
Reading Speed
DVD-R Double Layer read 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
Sequential writing
Over-burn writing
Disc-at-once (DAO)
Session-at-once (SAO)
Track-at-once (TAO)
Operational Conditions
Operating relative humidity range
5 - 85%
Operating temperature range (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
5 - 60°C
Storage temperature range (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely stored.
-20 - 60°C
Storage relative humidity range
5 - 90%
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.
28.2 oz (800 g)
Packaging Content
Bundled software
Software distributed with another product such as a piece of computer hardware or other electronic device, or a group of software packages which are sold together. A software suite is an example of bundled software, as is software which is pre-installed on a new computer.
Latest Burning
Other features
Power requirements
DC +5V ± 5%, DC +12V ± 10%
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
5.85 x 1.68 x 6.81" (148.5 x 42.6 x 173 mm)
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
Windows XP/NT/2000/Vista