CDFreaks presents: Philips SPD7000BD Blu-ray TripleWriter review

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#1

You can find it here: http://www.cdfreaks.com/reviews/Philips-SPD7000BD-Blu-ray-TripleWriter-Review

Feel free to comment the review in this thread.


#2

Hi,

nice work :clap:

But I disagree with the conclusions about the drive’s CD writing quality, as the drive used for judging about that is half-blind.

Michael


#3

poof The review is gone! :eek:

and poof it’s back! :confused:


#4

Hi :slight_smile:
Excellent as ever Jan. :clap: :iagree: :bow: :bigsmile: :cool:


#5

Very nice review, Jan, and the drive looks very interesting. :clap:

The review did play some games with me by suddenly refusing to show any of the pages and then just as suddenly they were all back; must be Gremlins or something!


#6

Good drive. But I guess everybody will wait for cheaper and faster models,
or other solutions (flash memory is cheaper and cheaper, and produces no noise).


#7

Long story short (long version is justification as to why i want to do this) I’m trying to get these things to work on Server 2003 Std. and having a hard time doing so…

Nero simply quits somewhere along the way and the whole box freezes up.

Has anyone succesfully used this drive in a server environment?

Thanks!


#8

Unfortunately it seems Philips has had a change of plans on 50 GB support.

I just received a SPD7000BD and found it only supported 25 GB writes, even with the latest firmware upgrade.

I checked with Philips support if there would be a firmware upgrade for 50 GB and they told me:

“The drive is able to read a Dual Layer disc, but it is only capable of writing to the single layer Blu-Ray disc. The hardware is not able to burn to a Dual layer 50GB disc, so no firmware update will enable that feature.”

Alas. I had bought this drive specifically because I had thought it would support dual-layer Blu-ray writing. But it looks like that isn’t going to happen.


#9

Then bring it back and get your money because you were cheated…


#10

Does anyone have links to updated drivers, I am having trouble getting this drive to work with Vista 64bit.


#11

[I]Off topic[/I].

BPCJ seems to be the latest firmware for this drive. You can get it at Philips homepage.


#12

New firmware available, now supporting writing on BD-R DL (50 GB) media.

see post: http://club.cdfreaks.com/1983636-post12.html