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In House Review - LG BH16NS40 16x Blu-ray Disc ReWriter

Postby Ian on Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:20 pm

CDRLabs kicks off the week with a review of LG's first 16x Blu-ray Disc rewriter, the BH16NS40. This new Super Multi Blue drive is capable of 16x BD-R, 12x BD-R DL, 6x BD-R LTH and 2x BD-RE writing speeds and a maximum BD-ROM read speed of 12x. The BH16NS40 also offers support for 3 and 4-layer BDXL media as well as Millenniata's M-DISC technology which uses an inorganic rock-like material to provide up to 1000 years of permanent data storage.

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Re: In House Review - LG BH16NS40 16x Blu-ray Disc ReWriter

Postby Scour on Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:54 pm

Thanks for that review :)

Well, i don´t wonder about the 16x BD-R-speed-prob, the "fastest" BD-R I know are 6x, but mostly only 4x

The lack of bitsetting means nothing to me, I don´t have one Standalone with probs when I insert a DVD+R/RW/DL

M-Disc are interesting, but actual to expensive. Is LG the only one that support it?
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Re: In House Review - LG BH16NS40 16x Blu-ray Disc ReWriter

Postby Ian on Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:51 pm

Yep, LG is the only one that supports M-DISC. What I'm really looking forward to is the Blu-ray M-DISCs which will supposedly work with LG's existing drives.

I wish media manufactures would update the Blu-ray spec so that we'd get media rated at faster speeds. The way things are going though, that's probably not going to happen. Instead we have to write to 6x rated discs at 16x. That's almost like writing to 8x rated DVD's at 24x.
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Re: In House Review - LG BH16NS40 16x Blu-ray Disc ReWriter

Postby Scour on Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:10 pm

Still I don´t know many ppl with BD-drive in PC. Maybe the media-manufacturers want to save costs for engeneering because they don´t sale so much

M-Disc BD will come soon? Cool, but the prices could be a little high
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Re: In House Review - LG BH16NS40 16x Blu-ray Disc ReWriter

Postby Ian on Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:44 pm

Scour wrote:M-Disc BD will come soon? Cool, but the prices could be a little high


Mass production begins in August.

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Re: In House Review - LG BH16NS40 16x Blu-ray Disc ReWriter

Postby Scour on Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:53 pm

Ah, Thanks

Is it really readable and writable on any BD-drive?
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Re: In House Review - LG BH16NS40 16x Blu-ray Disc ReWriter

Postby Ian on Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:49 pm

I'm sure there's a drive out there that won't read them, but any drive that supports the DVD+R spec shouldn't have any problems. The only issue I've had is that you can't read them back at full speed with some drives. The transfer rates dip, etc. I'm guessing they aren't as reflective or something.
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Re: In House Review - LG BH16NS40 16x Blu-ray Disc ReWriter

Postby Scour on Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:38 am

I meant the BD-media ;)

I dunno whether the DVD-M-Disc is much interesting because only 4GB-space
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Re: In House Review - LG BH16NS40 16x Blu-ray Disc ReWriter

Postby Ian on Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:30 pm

Media is readable in almost any drive but you will need one that is "M-READY" to be able to write them.
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Re: In House Review - LG BH16NS40 16x Blu-ray Disc ReWriter

Postby Scour on Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:31 am

Thought so, if the M-Disc BD is avaible i will llok at the prices and maybe get a LG BD-drive
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Re: In House Review - LG BH16NS40 16x Blu-ray Disc ReWriter

Postby Scour on Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:04 am

BTW, Multisession is also possible?
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Re: In House Review - LG BH16NS40 16x Blu-ray Disc ReWriter

Postby Ian on Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:25 am

Yep, you write to it just like a DVD+R disc. No special software.
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Re: In House Review - LG BH16NS40 16x Blu-ray Disc ReWriter

Postby Scour on Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:35 pm

Sounds not bad :)
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Re: In House Review - LG BH16NS40 16x Blu-ray Disc ReWriter

Postby jetguat on Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:34 pm

Read in a number of places that the difference in the BH16NS40 and WH16NS40 is just firware. Yet I cannot find what those firmware differences are. Anybody explain what is really different with this two drive? Why is the BH16NS40 $30 to $40 more?
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Re: In House Review - LG BH16NS40 16x Blu-ray Disc ReWriter

Postby Ian on Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:16 pm

I'm pretty sure its just the ID string that's different. As far as the price difference:

BH16NS40 - sold in retail box with software
WH16NS40 - sold by itself without software
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Re: In House Review - LG BH16NS40 16x Blu-ray Disc ReWriter

Postby jetguat on Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:15 am

great thanks. I just had a custom system built and it was priced and spec'd out with the BH16Ns40 because I wanted the software. they installed the wh16ns40. they hower are looking for the software for me. if the drives are physically the same, then all is well.
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