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Blu-Ray burner choices...

Postby roadrunner on Sun Feb 11, 2007 12:17 am

Hi all!

I need a little help choosing a Blu Ray burner. It will be used for data backup mostly, with some video use.

SATA would be nice, but not a requirement.

Being able to burn 50GB discs, though, IS a requirement for me (even if they're not available yet :().

Fast would be nice, too 8)

If memory serves, LG has a 4x Blu Ray writer on the horizon? If that'll do 50GB discs, I'll wait for one of those.

How are the Philips SPD7000's? Newegg seems to have a decent price on them...amusing that it comes with a TDK blank disc instead of a Philips disc :lol:
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Re: Blu-Ray burner choices...

Postby Ian on Sun Feb 11, 2007 12:42 am

roadrunner wrote:If memory serves, LG has a 4x Blu Ray writer on the horizon? If that'll do 50GB discs, I'll wait for one of those.

How are the Philips SPD7000's? Newegg seems to have a decent price on them...amusing that it comes with a TDK blank disc instead of a Philips disc :lol:


The LG GBW-H10N can't write to 50GB discs. I don't know whey their engineers did that.

If I remember right, the SPD7000 is based on the Lite-On LH-2B1S. Lite-On still hasn't sent us one so I really can't comment. One thing that does stick out in my mind is that the drive writes to 50GB media at only 1x.
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Postby roadrunner on Sun Feb 11, 2007 1:09 am

Thanks for the info!

1x to DL 50GB media does not sound appealing :(
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sun Feb 11, 2007 1:11 am

I think your only choice is the Panasonic BluRay burner. It's a good burner in terms of quality, and handles BD-R, BD-RE, BD-RDL, and I *THINK* BD-REDL all at 2x.
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Postby roadrunner on Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:23 am

Ah, thanks! Now I just need to find the thing (newegg doesn't have it).

Anyone know what the Plex drive is based on?
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Postby Ian on Sun Feb 11, 2007 12:18 pm

roadrunner wrote:Anyone know what the Plex drive is based on?


It's based on the Panasonic. You'd have to be crazy to pay what Plextor wants for it though.
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Postby [buck] on Sun Feb 11, 2007 1:55 pm

Here's the cheapest price I could find:
http://www.dfwdepot.com/dvd-ram/index.p ... cts_id=153

If you want to go with a more reputable dealer, ZZF has it for $650:
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDe ... st=froogle
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Postby roadrunner on Sun Feb 11, 2007 2:43 pm

Yeah, Plex wants WAY too much for it.

I like ZZF, though...$650 isn't too bad...
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