Model: LG UH10LS20 Super Multi Blue 10x Blu-ray Combo Drive
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.
Like most drive manufacturers, LG has begun to focus on the growing Blu-ray Disc market. Earlier this year, the company introduced the industry's first 10x Blu-ray combo drive, the UH10LS20. This Serial ATA equipped drive is capable of 16x DVD±R, 8x DVD±R DL, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW and 12x DVD-RAM writing speeds and a maximum DVD read speed of 16x. On top of that, it can read Blu-ray Discs at speeds as high as 10x. The UH10LS20 also 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 BD combo drive has to offer. Over the next few pages we'll take a look at the UH10LS20's features and then see how it compares to some of the the Blu-ray drives from Lite-On and Plextor. Does LG's new Super Multi Blue drive have what it takes? More importantly, is it the best bang for your buck? Keep reading to find out.