LG Electronics 14x SATA Blu-ray Internal Rewriter without Software, Black
I’m not using this drive for burning just yet. I’m ripping my Blu collection to my harddrive and using Handbrake to compress them to ~4GB files for my XBMC media server. In the past I used my laptops built in blu-ray reader to rip the disks, but it was locked at 2X and it took over an hour to rip a disk. I had to change something so I bought this and put it in my HTPC.
WOW. I ripped a 22 GB blu using MakeMKV in 9 minutes. That’s a 22GB file in 9 minutes. It topped out at around 11X at nearly 40MB/s. I would say an average read rate of 30-33MB/s would be correct. It seems impossible to find this kind of information on the net about the ripping capabilities of these drives so I just wanted to let people know that it rips FAST. I love it and I am super happy with it. It ripped a 40+GB file in around 27 minutes. – By Pat
Using MakeMKV the LG Electronics WH14NS40 rips a Blu-ray disk at a sustained 10 MB/sec while connected via eSATA. Using a USB adapter gives me less peak speeds but better sustained speeds. The USB adapter has been more reliable. The eSATA PCIe card I have may not be playing well with the drive. – By D. Hayashi
LG Electronics 14x SATA Blu-ray Features
- Drive Type: Super-Multi Internal SATA Blu-ray Disc Rewriter
- BD-R SL/DL: 14X/12X
- CD-RW: 24X
- Buffer Memory: 4MB
- Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
LG Electronics 14x SATA Blu-ray Details
- Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 1.6 x 6.5 inches ; 1.6 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
- Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
- Item model number: WH14NS40