ASUS DRW-1814BLT raises the bar for DVD-RAM writing speed
Most of the DVD-RAM compatible DVD recorders currently on the market have a corresponding speed of 12x. ASUS ‘new product, DRW-1814BLT drive, is slightly faster, its DVD-RAM write speed is 14x.
DVD Forum approved the high-speed recording standard for this format in September 2021. It allows recording DVD-RAM at 6x, 8x, 12x and 16x speeds. As you can see, 14x is absent in the specification, which means that the ASUS drive will most likely not receive the RAM2 logo.
DRW-1814BLT will have a SATA interface. It supports Lightscribe technology.
Speed characteristics for other formats are as follows: 18x DVD ± R recording, 8x for DVD ± R DL and DVD + RW, 6x for DVD-RW, 48x / 32x for CD-R and CD-RW, respectively.
The buffer size is 2 MB. Access time – 140 ms for DVD and 150 ms for CD.
ASUS DRW-1814BLT will go on sale by the end of this month. In Japan, its MSRP is $ 54.