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LG BH10LS30 10x Blu-ray Burner
Author: Jason Kohrs
Manufacturer: LG
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April 25, 2011

Blu-ray technology has won the HD war and it is gaining popularity in home theaters and personal computers. The selection of Blu-ray devices is on the rise, while the prices of the hardware and the media have come down considerably. Where installing a Blu-ray reader in a computer was recently a considerable expense, you can now pick from a number of drives in the $50-$60 (US) range. And for those interested in writing their own Blu-ray discs, burners are now available for under $100 (US), and they typically include a suite of software to make sure you can get the most from your drive right out of the box. currently stocks a variety of Blu-ray DVD drives, but the one we are interested in is the LG BH10LS30. This is an internal (5.25") drive that offers a variety of impressive features including 10x Blu-ray burning, 16x DVD burning, 48x CD burning, and LightScribe capability to label the top of your compatible media.

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Before taking a closer look at the unit provided for review, let's cover some of the published features and specifications for the LG BH10LS30, as taken from the official product page at


» Black bezel
» LightScribe Direct disc labeling
» SATA/150 interface
» 2 MB buffer under-run prevention function embedded


Write Speed:

» BD-R (SL/DL): 10x/8x
» BD-RE (SL/DL): 2x/2x
» DVD-R: 16x
» DVD-R DL: 8x
» DVD-RW: 6x
» DVD-RAM: 12x
» DVD+R: 16x
» DVD+R DL: 8x
» DVD+RW: 8x
» CD-R: 48x
» CD-RW: 24x

Read Speed:

» BD-ROM (SL/DL): 10x/8x
» BD-R: 6x
» BD-R (SL/DL): 10x/8x
» BD-RE (SL/DL): 8x/6x
» BDMV: 4.8x
» DVD-ROM (SL/DL): 16x/12x
» DVD-R (SL/DL): 16x/12x
» DVD-RW (SL): 12x
» DVD+R (SL/DL): 16x/12x
» DVD+RW (SL): 12x
» DVD-RAM: 12x
» DVD-Video: 4.8x
» CD-R/RW/ROM: 48x/40x/48x
» CA-DA (DAE): 40x
» 80 mm CD: 16x

Access Time:

» BD-ROM: 180 ms (typ)
» DVD-ROM: 160 ms (typ)
» DVD-ROM: 150 ms (typ)
» CD-ROM: 150 ms (typ)

Sustained Rate:

» BD-ROM: 287.72 Mbits/s (10x)
» DVD-ROM: 22.16 Mbits/s (16x)
» CD-ROM: 7200 kB/s (48x)

Not mentioned in the lists above is that the drive also comes bundled with a CyberLink "Blu-ray Disc Suite" that allows the user to watch Blu-ray movies, burn discs, create Lightscribe labels, and execute a variety of other tasks associated with their new Blu-ray drive.

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