Anybody had any experience with Optiarc BD-5740L?

Wondered if anybody here has had any experience with this laptop drive and would recommend it?


[QUOTE=TomDD;2694494]Wondered if anybody here has had any experience with this laptop drive and would recommend it?


Ok took the plunge and bought one as they are cheap(ish) on eBay at the moment. Have burnt a few BD-R discs at x4 and so far so good, no coasters and the burns all verified fine. I also ran a transfer rate test (TRT) and all seemed good.

For those who are interested here is some info:

Nero InfoTool

Drive Information
Drive : Optiarc  BD RW BD-5740L  
Type : Blu-ray Rewriter DL
Firmware Version : 1.5A
Buffer Size : 6016 KB
Date : ?
Serial Number : xxx
Vendor Specific :   Mar30,2011         
Drive Letter : E:\
Location : 0:3
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : 6.0  X
Write Speed : 6.0 , 4.0 , 2.0  X

Read CD Text : Yes
Return C2 Pointers : Yes
Read CD-R : Yes
Read CD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-ROM : Yes
Read DVD-RAM : Yes
Read DVD-R : Yes
Read DVD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-R DL : Yes
Read DVD+R : Yes
Read DVD+RW : Yes
Read DVD+R DL : Yes
Read BD-ROM : Yes
Read BD-R : Yes
Read BD-RE : Yes
Read HD DVD-ROM : No
Read HD DVD-R : No
Read HD DVD-R DL : No
Read HD DVD-RAM : No
Read HD DVD-RW : No
Read HD DVD-RW DL : No
Read HD-BURN : No
Read Digital Audio : Yes
Read CD+G : Yes
Read VideoCD : Yes

Write CD-R : Yes
Write CD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R : Yes
Write DVD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R DL : Yes
Write DVD+R : Yes
Write DVD+RW : Yes
Write DVD+R DL : Yes
Write DVD-RAM : No
Write DVD-RAM : Yes
Write BD-R : Yes
Write BD-RE : Yes
Write HD DVD-R : No
Write HD DVD-R DL : No
Write HD DVD-RAM : No
Write HD DVD-RW : No
Write HD DVD-RW DL : No
Write HD-BURN-R : No
Write HD-BURN-RW : No
Buffer Underrun Protection : Yes
Mount Rainier : No
SolidBurn : No
Labelflash : No
LightScribe : No

Region Protection Control : RPC II
Region : none
Changes User : 5
Changes Vendor : 4

CSS : Yes
CPRM : Yes
AACS : Yes


Thanks for this. It’s a tough choice when no other experience is offered but there are so many variables - your computer, your media, plus the fact that I’ll continue to believe that every single part offers a chance for an assembly line’s ‘lemon’.

There’s no experience like your own. Unfortunately! Thanks for this and I hope you’ll post more results in the future.