- 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM
- 8X BD-ROM
- 8MB Cache
Excellent investment 04/02/2011
-Plays Blu-ray movie discs smoothly via the included PowerDVD 9 software (You need to download a ~100MB free update after installing from the disc for it to work properly).
-FAST ripping speed for those looking to back up a Blu-ray movie to a video file or disc image.
-Easy firmware upgrades with SmartPack utility (using newest firmware CL0K at the time of this review).
The only thing it can't do is LightScribe, but unless you are publishing software discs for resale or happen to have OCD about the aesthetics of your discs, who really needs it that badly.
Awesome drive, really hope it will last for a long time.
If you really need LightScribe, there is an otherwise identical LITE-ON drive with that feature included for 30 dollars more.
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