Question Question about reliability of ASUS BW-16D1HT/HL-DT-ST drives.

Cyber_Akuma

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My friend asked me to get him some specific parts for a desktop upgrade, one of those was a Blu-Ray writer, and after narrowing down our options for quality, features, what deals we can find to fit in in the budget etc, the ASUS BW-16D1HT seems to be the best bet.

Thing is, I talked to some other friends who are well versed in optical drives, and they told me that the ASUS BW-16D1HT is merely a re-labeled HL-DT-ST drive (I think LG makes those?). And that they know that the HL-DT-ST WH16NS40 can break off very very easily.

I wanted to know if anyone here has had any expirence with this drive, and if they did have the SATA connector break or any other issues with the drive? Or if there is any way to know for sure if the HL-DT-ST that's in the BW-16d1HT is a WH16NS40 model or if it's a different model? Any opinions or other things I should know about this?
 

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