Date: August 18th, 2010
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Asus
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ASUS DRW-24B1ST SATA DVD-RW DRIVE INTRODUCTION
A lot has evolved in the world of computers over the past few years, but one hardware component hasn't gone through too many major changes – the DVD-RW drive. It's not something most of us give a lot of thought to when building a new rig because they are cheap and the majority of them work as advertised. But what if you want something better than that? After all, it doesn't make much sense to buy a no-name optical drive along with a bunch of mid or high-end computer hardware. It's worth it to first do some research and shop around because things like noise, burn quality, and overall reliability are important factors to consider. That's where reviews like this come in.
Today I'll be checking out the DRW-24B1ST DVD-RW drive from Asus. Asus is known for making quality hardware, but is that also true of their optical drives? Let's find out.
ASUS CORPORATE PROFILE
ASUS, a technology-oriented company with a global staff of more than ten thousand and blessed with one of the world's top R&D teams, is renowned for high-quality products and cutting-edge innovation. As a leading company in the new digital era, ASUS offers a complete product portfolio to compete in the new millennium.
ASUS has an unyielding commitment to innovation and quality, a fact borne out by its corporate slogan—"Inspiring Innovation • Persistent Perfection"—and the numerous media, industry and governmental accolades it receives every year. In 2008, ASUS won 3,056 awards—receiving over 8 awards on average every day. The company's revenue for the same year was 8.1 billion U.S. dollars, and it topped the IT Hardware Category of the annual league table of Taiwan 's Top 10 Global Brands with a brand value of 1.324 billion U.S. dollars. ASUS also ranks among the top 10 IT companies in BusinessWeek's “InfoTech 100”, and has been on the listing for 11 consecutive years.
Inspired by the diverse needs of consumers in all areas and phases of life, ASUS' foremost mission is to deliver truly innovative solutions that in turn inspire consumers to reach for greater heights of productivity and fun. By leveraging its intimate understanding of the requirements of today's digital home, digital office and digital person, ASUS has the honor of claiming many world's firsts—such as the introduction of the groundbreaking Eee PC™, the ingenious use of renewable materials like leather and bamboo in notebooks and the incorporation of its proprietary power-saving Super Hybrid Engine technology into its notebooks and motherboards. By pioneering many new innovations, trends and technologies that have had a genuine impact on its customers' lives and the Earth at large, ASUS hopes to garner mindshare as well as market share.
To succeed in the ultra-competitive IT industry, ASUS focuses on speed-to-market, cost and service. That is why every ASUS employee strives to master the " ASUS Way of Total Quality Management" in order to fulfill the “Persistent Perfection” promise of the brand. Guided by these precepts, ASUS has developed a strong advantage in product design, technology, quality and value/cost. These advantages in turn constitute ASUS' formula for success—allowing marketing to communicate these strengths to win our consumers' hearts.