Model: LG BH08LS20 Super Multi Blue Blu-ray Disc ReWriter
Manufacturer: LG Electronics
Provided By: LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics has been a leader in the industry for nearly 50 years. Since the introduction of their first radio in 1959, the company has grown to become one of the world's top electronics manufacturers, offering everything from large home appliances to tiny mobile phones. LG is no stranger to the optical storage industry either. Working closely with companies like Hitachi, they've lead the way in this area, developing and manufacturing a wide range of products, including the industry's first "Super-Multi" drives.
While LG took a relatively neutral stance in the battle between Blu-ray and HD DVD, the company has fully embraced the winning format. It currently offers a wide range of Blu-ray products, including a growing number of Super Multi Blue drives for the desktop computer market. Earlier this year, LG introduced its first 8x Blu-ray Disc rewriter, the BH08LS20. Featuring some of the fastest BD reading and writing speeds available, this new Super Multi Blue drive is capable of 8x BD-R, 8x BD-R DL and 2x BD-RE writing speeds and a maximum BD-ROM read speed of 8x. The BH08LS20 is also backwards compatible with all major CD and DVD formats and includes features like a 4MB buffer, support for HP's LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling system and a software bundle from CyberLink.
Needless to say, this is only a taste of what LG's new Super Multi Blue drive has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect, we'll take an in-depth look at the BH08LS20's features and then see how it compares to some of the Blu-ray Disc writers from the competition. Does LG's new Super Multi Blue drive have what it takes? Is it the fastest Blu-ray Disc writer around? Keep reading as we find out.