LG BE08LU20: test and review











The number of Blu-Ray recorders be counted on the fingers of one hand.

Despite increased media files (photos, videos and music) and

the democratization of high definition, sales of BD recorders struggling

to take off. Yet single-layer BD can store up to 25 GB

data, or 5 times more than a DVD. Double for dual layer BD (50

GB). LG is not its internal burner BH08LS20 in a friendly Version

external. The case is certainly impressive for an external burner (25.8 cm

long) but has a nice look by mixing white and black plastic. The

Korean manufacturer has not done things by half. Not to restrain the

flow burner, it accepts both the standard USB 2.0 protocol (with

fashion UDB booster) but also eSATA. So you can burn CDs (R

and RW) until 48x, 16x DVD R, rewritable DVD (+ RW at 8x and

RW at 6x) but above all BD-R single layer and double layer 8x.

If the

BD recordable and are engraved in less than 8 minutes, BD rewritable

(BD-RE) will require 30mn (2x) to be finalized. On laptops, netbooks or

even desktop PCs, such a burner thus proves valuable to save

quickly large amounts of data. The recorder comes with

a special version of CyberLink Media Suite 6.0. The latter allows to

make CD / DVD / BD easily but also to play videos, make

including backups. If you are not using LabelPrint to perform

Digital Media covers, you can use LightScribe

to burn images on the back of digital media.

With high speed, 4MB cache (2 MB for

CD / DVD), your CD, DVD and BD will be burned quickly, safely. The

double connection also offers more opportunity, on mobile and / or

desktop PC.