I searched all around couldn’t find one technical review on the new LG BH10LS30 Super Multi Blue BDR /DVD /CD Optical Writer / Player. So I decided to start this thread to discuss it as I bought the Retail version yesterday => based solely on past experience with LG products (they’ve come a long way since my first 8X LG CD Burner with no Buffer underrun protection ) .
This is the latest in LG’s evolution of their Blu-Ray Burners. A good review of it’s predessor (the BH08LS20) can be found here:
I purchased it yesterday and have resisted putting it into my Box (Antec P180, Asus P5N32-E SLI, nVidia 260, 4 gigs of DDR2 Corsair Ram, Intel Q6850 Quad Core, etc., ) as I need to finish some other remodeling and cleaning. (I also purchased and installed a Diamonod HD 650 Dual Tuner PCIE-X1 card as I have migrated to Windows 7 Ultimate 64, and the “old” Asus TV Card that had worked great for ages with Win XP, had no Win 7 64 drivers . (I skipped Vista :Z as I didn’t like it early on.) I’ve still got to install a Corsair TX-750W PSU I got for Christmas and then finally the BH10LS30.
I resisted purchasing a Blu-Ray Burner of any kind until the Drive price dropped below $200 (Canadian $) and Media started to come into line with DVD+Rs on a per Gig cost. I’m planning on picking up a Verbatim BLU-RAY BD-R 2X 25GB Branded 20PACK Spindle as it costs $2 a disk ~ 8 Cents a Gig. Even though this media is “rated” at 2X I expect far better speed as Verbatim advises 10 X Speed for the BH10LS30.
(I’ve got to go back to the store today anyway and get the Wireless Remote for the TV Card => which was due in yesterday after I bought it and the LG BH10LS30.)
I’ve also struggled to find reviews for this Media as it uses different technology:
[LEFT]Verbatim BD-R LTH Type Technology
Verbatim BD-R LTH media is manufactured with an organic dye that
turns the discâ€™s reflectivity during recording from â€œlow to highâ€. Other
BD-R discs use the â€œhigh to lowâ€ recording method. Additionally, BDR
LTH is manufactured on converted CD-R/DVD-R production lines,
[SIZE=3][FONT=Helvetica]which utilize a spin coating process and allow excess materials to be
[SIZE=2]recycled. These two cost-cutting measures let us pass along the
savings to you. Upon introduction of the BD-R LTH media, key
hardware manufacturers like Sony, Pioneer, Panasonic and LG
have worked to assure that their burners are fully compatible.[/LEFT]
[FONT=Verdana]If you are wondering what I plan to use the Burner for, it is primarily for Data Backup, Ghosts of my Win7 partition, and Home Movies. (I’ve had a Sony HDR-SR12 for a while and need to start making the movies on Blu-Ray disks to play on our PS3.)
So if you are like me, an early adopter of a LG BH10LS30 and the Verbatim LTH media, or just interested in it, please add your comments to this thread. I’ll post some photos as I take the BH10LS30 and show you what’s inside.