Model: LG BH16NS40 16x Blu-ray Disc ReWriter
Manufacturer: LG Electronics
Provided By: LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics is one of Korea's oldest and most respected consumer electronics firms. 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.
Like most drive manufacturers, LG has set its sites on the growing Blu-ray Disc market. The company currently offers a wide range of Blu-ray products, including a number of Super Multi Blue drives for the portable and desktop computer markets. This past winter, LG introduced one of the industry's first 16x Blu-ray Disc rewriters, the BH16NS40. Featuring some of the fastest BD reading and writing speeds available, the BH14NS40 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 drive 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.
With features and specs like this, it's hard not to be impressed by LG's new Blu-ray Disc rewriter. However, as you all know by now, we're not ones to take things at face value. In this review, we'll take an in-depth look at the BH16NS40's features and then see how it compares to some of the Blu-ray Disc writers from the competition. Does the BH16NS40 have what it takes? Is it the fastest Blu-ray Disc writer around? Keep reading as we find out.