ASUS DRW-2014L1T DVD±/RW DRIVE with LightScribe Review

by Prof. Dr. Silver     |     January 29, 2008

ASUS DRW-2014L1T DVD±/RW DRIVE with LightScribe Review

Manufacturer's Part Number: DRW-2014L1T
Manufacturer's Product Page: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Price: $40.00 CAD
Availability: Now
Warranty: 1 Year

ASUS. Rock Solid. Heart Touching. An intersting slogan for a great company. ASUS, one of the largest computer part manufacturers is a technology-oriented company blessed with one of the world's top R&D teams. They are well known for high-quality, innovative technology and have always been at the forefront of every enthusiast's mind. As a leading provider of 3C (computers, communications and consumer electronics) total solutions, ASUS offers a complete product portfolio ranging from motherboards to wireless solutions and from video cards to cell phones. They really cover the gamut of nearly every electronics product you could think of.

So do they make CD/DVD drives? Of course they do and today we will be looking at one in particular. The ASUS DRW-2014L1T is their new top-of-the-line CD/DVD±R/RW drive and it promises to be one heck of a product. Many of the top CD/DVD±R/RW drives retail for between $35 to $55 and this ASUS drive falls right into this area with an MSRP of about $40 here in Canada. This drive is also has an SATA interface which makes it much more appealing than the older E-IDE / PATA interface.

The one thing that should boost ASUS’ sales of this drive is the addition of the LightScribe technology. The great thing about LightScribe is that you won’t need to put stickers on your freshly-burned CD/DVD, now you just burn the picture or title directly onto the CD/DVD itself. However, this technology comes at the price of the increased cost of Lightscribe-compatible media.

With this drive, you will also get CD/DVD burning software developed by NERO, a German software developer. The testing session that we are going to run today is done by a small but very well known part of that program: Nero CD/DVD Speed. Let us go see how well the new ASUS DRW-2014L1T performs.


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