Pros

  • Inexpensive drive

Cons

  • Comes with older Nero software bundle

At A Glance

Great overall performer, at a terrific price. Comes with an older Nero bundle that lacks some components.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://usa.asus.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number DRW1608PBEIGE
Inventory Number 24224
Ports and Connections
Ports IDE
S/PDIF Output 1
Optical Drive
CD-ROM Read Speed 40.0
DL DVD+R Write Speed 6.0
Single-Layer DVD-R Write Speed 16.0
DVD-RW Write Speed 6.0
DVD-ROM Pressed Disc Read Speed 16.0
DVD+RW Write Speed 6.0
DL DVD-R Write Speed 6.0
Single-Layer DVD+R Write Speed 16.0
Included Software
Included Software
  • Nero Express 6.3
  • InCD 4.3
  • NeroVision Express 2.1 SE

Performance

Performance
Dual-Sided Write-Once DVD Performance, for 7.9GB (seconds) 1168.26
Format Rewritable DVD (seconds) 32.24
CD-R Mastering Write Average, for 694MB (seconds) 218.49
Rewritable DVD Performance, for 3.4GB (seconds) 691.78
Single-Layer Write-Once DVD Format Tested +R
Rewritable DVD Format Tested +RW
Two-Layer Write-Once DVD Format Tested +R
Single-Layer Write-Once DVD Performance, for 4.35GB (seconds) 368.27