Joined on 06/09/05
WH12LS30 Blu-Ray Burner
Pros: Fast rips & burns. Averaging about 12 minutes to burn approximately 20GB using 8x BD-R (BD-25) discs. ImgBurn reports show most burns start at 4.3x and ramp to max of 8.8x - averaging 6.7x - again, this is with 8x media so very acceptable results. Made about 10 Blu-ray discs so far - all play perfectly on my Sony Blu-ray player. Quiet - I'm using it in a desktop PC, but I would consider it for a Home Theater PC.
Cons: None. Face of drive is shiny - some might not like that against a matte-black case, but I think it looks good in my Antec 902.
Overall Review: This is a Hitachi-LG drive. Firmware update utility is located on the included CD under \CDS\ZLG_FW_Update. Utility installed & seemed to run properly for me, but reported no firmware update as available yet. Web site for this drive: http://www.lgsolutions.com/products/digital-storage/optical-disc-drives/blu-ray-drives-internal/wh12ls30-blu-ray-disc-rewriter-internal-sata-12x-super-multi-blue-lightscribe