Asus 24x DVD-RW SATA (Black)

CD / DVD Rom

Asus 24x DVD-RW SATA (Black) Main Picture

This is the standard optical drive that Puget desktops are equipped with. It can read and write both CDs and DVDs, which covers the needs of most users. If you want to also be able to watch Blu-ray movies or to 'burn' Blu-ray discs, then you will likely want to upgrade.

Please note that it does *not* have Lightscribe capability, as some previous models had. Lightscribe technology has been discontinued, so you will see it dropping from all drives across all brands.
Christopher Crader (Customer Support)
Christopher Crader (Customer Support) Says:
I agree with Oscar. If you absolutely need one, get one, but otherwise, I'd recommend going without. And preferably, I'd say to go with an external DVD or Blu-ray drive and just hook it up when needed.
Oscar Tirado (Marketing Coordinator)
Oscar Tirado (Marketing Coordinator) Says:
Not all reviews are positive & here's one of them. There isn't anything particularly wrong with this optical. This review is aimed more towards opticals in general. I am not really sure why they still exist. They're loud, run hot, & look terrible. Just about everything nowadays is downloadable from the internet & if you absolutely need an optical, I would recommend buying an external. That way you can put away (or in the trash can) when you're down with it.

Model: Asus DRW-24F1ST


Brand Asus
Form Factor 5.25-Inch Bay
CD Access Time 170 ms
DVD Access Time 130 ms
CD Reading Yes
DVD Reading Yes
CD Writing Yes
DVD Writing Yes
Dual Layer DVD Writing Yes
Blu-Ray Reading No
Blu-Ray Writing No
Lightscribe No
Maximum Speeds
CD Read Speed 48x
DVD Read Speed 16x
CD Write Speed 48x
CD Re-Write Speed 24x
DVD Write Speed 24x
DVD Re-Write Speed 8x
Dual Layer DVD Write Speed 8x
Net Weight 0.826 kg (1.8 lbs)