Asus 1612Bl 1st Three Sheep Writer?

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Drives' started by Tschens Brems, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. Tschens Brems

    Tschens Brems Member

    Hello,
    CDFreaks reviewed the Asus 1612BL DVD writer and concluded that it is a 3-sheep writer. As far as I am informed, this would be the very first time that a writer is able to write and read the sheep3.dat from the so called sheep test correctly.
    Can anyone confirm that? Would be THE safedisk killer!
    Tschens

    http://www.cdfreaks.com/reviews/Asus-DRW-1612BL-DVD-Burner-Review
     
  2. Kipper

    Kipper Beta Tester

    USA Asus will be sending the new SATA 1614 in a couple of weeks, I will perform the sheep test as soon as I get the drive installed and give a short report here.

    In the review that you link to, Megadeath reports it as a "3 sheep burner" and knowing him as I do, I would take his word on it. You could go to the sub-forum at CDF and ask for more information. Megadeath is pretty quick to answer questions.
     
  3. Tschens Brems

    Tschens Brems Member

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    Looking forward to your report. I think you mean the 1814 drive
     
  4. Kipper

    Kipper Beta Tester

  5. RedFox 1

    RedFox 1 Super Moderator

    I can't wait to read that review Kipper. This looks very interesting.:clap:
     
  6. Kipper

    Kipper Beta Tester

    Just finished up a review on the Memorex DVD+RAM 525GE external, based on the LG drive. Should have it published in a short time. I am looking forward to the Asus, it is their newest and a SATA.
     
  7. TPLAT

    TPLAT Well-Known Member

    Let me know if the drive is worth buying, I`m looking for 1 more sata burner as I have room for one more burner and would prefer a sata one so I dont need to buy another ide controller card.
     
  8. RedFox 1

    RedFox 1 Super Moderator

    Kippers review will tell all. I have read them before, his reviews are very comprehensive.:clap:
     
  9. TPLAT

    TPLAT Well-Known Member

    Yes they are, he`s does a great job at it.:bowdown:
     
  10. Kipper

    Kipper Beta Tester

    Thanks guys, glad you enjoy reading the reviews. I am looking forward to the Asus burner, gonna be a fun one to do.
     
  11. Tschens Brems

    Tschens Brems Member

    Ok, I just bought an ASUS 1612BL and checked it with the Sheep-test. As I already expected - it is no 3 sheep writer (at least in my system).
    But it obviously is the very first REAL SD 2.9 writer I got so far (many many drives that are classified as SD2.9 writers by CD freaks are definitley NO 2.9 writers!!). And it backed up Doom 3 (SD 3.20.022 on CD) which none of my LiteOn or Plextors (I checked 4 LiteOns and 1 Plex so far) ever did.
    Experiments are running, not finished yet (see attached pic).
    Tschens
     

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    Last edited: Mar 11, 2007
  12. Tschens Brems

    Tschens Brems Member

    Any results for the 1814?

    I updated the Sheep Test Results in my previous post (attachment).