So what about writing quality? For Blu-ray Disc Combo drives, the performance tests are normally broken down into five sections: Before we have a look at the performance numbers when compared to our trusty iHAS, let’s have a quick look at the package before checking out the drive itself. This tries to mimic the activities of a person loading these programs onto their own computer. This single layer disc is about 23GB in size.

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Get a 4-terabyte USB 3. When enabled, the drive will ignore the writing strategy stored in the firmware and instead create a new one.

The iHES started reading at 3. With no jumpers to configure, this section is relatively brief. Lite-On are one of the clear players in the ROM market thanks to a massive array of drives that span from DVD to Blu-ray, internal to external and everything else that matters when it comes to buying a ROM drive. Storage by Rick Broida Oct 10, Because it uses a point to point connection, setting jumpers has become a thing of the past.

So what about writing quality? After making sure that the iHES was recognized by Windows, I was ready to start installing the software. You don’t just need a HTPC to make use of this drive, though. It not only shares the same basic bezel design, but has many of the same logos.


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By reading these discs back at this speed, we can see if there are any readability issues caused by the number of errors or high levels of jitter. We do lhes208 so all tests can be compared reliably. When it comes to features, the iHES definitely delivers.

Lite-On iHES Internal 8X Blu-ray Combo Drive

Litekn this, 4GB of random files and directories are copied and pasted in Windows Explorer and timed. The drive also had no problems holding its own when writing to other types of media. The specs below have been taken from Lite-On’s website and the documentation that came along with the drive.

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In our tests, it started reading at 3. By looking at the screenshot above, you can see that it uses a total of three “zones” lireon reach its maximum speed. PowerBackup also offers more advanced features like file filtering, compression and password protection.

Lite-On iHES208 Internal 8X Blu-ray Combo Drive

Over the next few pages we’ll take a look at the iHES’s features and then see how it compares to some of the the Blu-ray drives from LG and Sony. If you do run into trouble, the documentation Lite-On has provided is more than sufficient. I also put these discs through a “stress test” by reading them back at 16x with the DW To do this, OverSpeed relies heavily on SmartWrite. Like most drives, it did not pass the “three sheep” test.


The drive starts writing at 16x and jumps to 24x at about the 19 minute mark. Each benchmark test loteon been run three times. Nevertheless, it was faster than most of the Blu-ray drives I’ve tested, taking less than 6 minutes to burn an entire liton. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Right from the start, this wizard based software gives you a number of options liteno select from.

Due to its 12x writing speed, it was lteon twice as fast as the drives from the competition. Act like your business depends on them Backups: