LG internal drive bundle includes a 3 pack of M-DISC BD, Cyberlink software, SATA cable, power connection cable, 4 mounting screws
Cyberlink software allows you to conveniently view video discs with fast forward, rewind, and bookmark functions. You can also create discs with your favorite photos, music, and videos. Also, backup features lets you archive valuable data to a PC or disc.
M-DISC uses a non-volatile rock-like data layer, which is more durable than reflective organic dye-based layers found in conventional DVDs. Writing onto M-DISCs using an M-DISC supported drive allows permanent data storage lasting up to 1000 years.
Maximum burn speeds of 16x for BD-R, 16x for DVD-R/+R and 48x for CD-R, maximum read speeds of 12x for BD-R, 16x for DVD-R/+R and 48x for CD-R, maximum DVD Dual Layer (DL) burn speed at 8x and read speed at 12x
Operating system requirements : Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8. Buffer size of 4.0MB with under-run prevention function embedded
This product is a bundle. The LG Super Multi Blue writer model number is WH16NS40. The front bezel is black. The bundle includes a Cyberlink burning software, a 3 pack of M-DISC BD, SATA cable to connect to your PC, a power connection cord to receive power from your PC, and 4 mounting screws to install the bare drive into your PC tower. The LG drive can write and read quad, triple, double layer BD-R discs and is Blu-Ray Disc, DVD and CD Family read/write compatible.
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**UPDATE: Looks like LG changed their bundles on this drive. If you order the "Bare Bones" version you will NOT get any included software.
**UPDATE 2: I'm now on Windows 10. Everything below still applies.**
**UPDATE 3: Added software alternatives in bottom of the review.**
Most of the software included in these drives have better, free alternatives, or can be found in newer versions than what you'd get in the bundles, so this does not change my score.**
I read some of the other reviews and want to comment on "compatibility" issues with Windows 8.1.
It seemed odd to me, because windows uses a standard driver for optical drives and for this reason they rarely, if ever, suffer from the compatibility issues that less standardized hardware, such as printers and scanners, suffer from.
Reading the reviews further I want to clarify that it seems the software that comes with the drive is not compatible with Windows...
I use this drive for data backup, not video, on a 7-year-old home-built Vista Ultimate system. It worked right out of the box.
It reads our oldest CD's, from 1997, and I tried many combinations of read & write between this drive and the system's 7-year-old Samsung DVD drive, including CD, DVD-R, DVD+R DL, and Archival Gold DVD, with no failures or data errors.
Finally, I wrote a mostly-full Blu-Ray BD-R disc, restored that to ISO, wrote that out again to a second disc, restored that one, and compared the ISO files byte-by-byte (using comp), with no differences. More about the test method may be found here: http://goo.gl/RHX3oe
Most of the tests were done with single-layer discs, because one layer (23 GB) is all that I need. I have tested the drive using DVD+R DL (dual layer) discs, but not with BD dual layer (or triple or quad layer) discs.
After the tests and during the first actual backup procedure, one Verbatim BD-R disc failed...
Was excited to get the fastest blu ray reader on the market and I'm happy I did!
It's a bit noisy when loading you can hear the mechanics clinking and clanking but when it seeks and it's in the middle of a rip it's quiet.
On my 4x reader It was taking 50min~ to rip a Blu Ray but now it takes 15minutes tops. I have 100+ Blu rays to back up and with the time saved It was complety worth it to purchase.
I noticed some people could not run this on Windows 8.1 I'm not sure if this is true but I'm using DvdFab on Windows 7 SP1 64 bit with no problems.
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