LG WH12LS38 DVD Writer


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LG WH12LS38


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Chipset:
48xCDR CAV
24xCDRW ZCLV
16xDVD-R CAV
6xDVD-RW CLV
8xDVD-RDL PCAV
16xDVD+R CAV
8xDVD+RW ZCLV
8xDVD+RDL PCAV
12xDVD-RAM PCAV
12xBD-R CAV
2xBD-RE CLV
6xBD-R DL PCAV
2xBD-RE DL CLV
HDDVD-R
HDDVD-RW
HDDVD-RDL
HDDVD-RWDL
HDDVD-RAM
48xCD
16xDVD
10xBD
HDDVD
SATA, LightScribe, 4MB
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1 Optical Quantum 4xBD-R (PHILIPR04) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Windata 4xBD-R (PHILIPR04) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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Purchased from Newegg.com and played/backedup some blu-ray movies and burned a few Memorex BD-R 25GB discs just fine. I'm not yet sure how to find the correct official firmware update on the LG site.

BD-R media used:
http://www.videohelp.com/dvdmedia?dvdmediadvdridsearch=RITEK-BR3-000

LG website page:
http://www.lgsolutions.com/products/digital-stora ... ightscribe


Comments posted by petesimon from United States, January 02, 2012. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





Bought this at NewEgg. Software that came with it says it incompatible with the drive. Cant find this drive anywhere on the LG website.


Comments posted by MrXindeed from United States, December 30, 2011. Rated this writer No rating.




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OEM
Original Equipment Manufacturer.


Chipset

The manufacturer of the main chipset the DVD writer/recorder is based on.


Write support / Read support
DVD-R
= Works
DVD-R = Is not supported
DVD-R? = Not tested


Single Layer(4.7GB) write speeds
1x (CLV) = about 58 minutes
2x (CLV) = about 29 minutes
2.4x (CLV) = about 24 minutes
4x (CLV) = about 14.5 minutes
6x (CLV/ZCLV) = about 10-12 minutes
8x (PCAV/ZCLV) = about 8-10 minutes
12x (PCAV/ZCLV) = about 6.5-7.5 minutes
16x (CAV/ZCLV) = about 6-7 minutes

Dual/Double Layer(8.5GB) write speeds
1x CLV = about 105 minutes
2.4x CLV = about 44 minutes
4x CLV = about 27 minutes

Single Layer (4.7GB) read speeds
1x read speed is 1.321MB/s = ~56 minutes
6x CAV (avg. ~4x) read speed is max 7.93MB/s = ~14 minutes
8x CAV (avg. ~6x) read speed is max 10.57MB/s = ~10 minutes
12x CAV (avg. ~8x) read speed is max 15.85MB/s = ~7 minutes
16x CAV (avg. ~12x) read speed is max 21.13MB/s = ~5 minutes


DVD Write types
CAV = Constant Angular Velocity, the DVD is written at a constantly increasing speed.
CLV = Constant Linear Velocity, the DVD is written at a constant speed.
ZCLV = Zone Constant Linear Velocity, the DVD is divided into zones. After each zone the write speed is increased.
PCAV = Partial Constant Angular Velocity, the DVD is being written at an increasing speed until a certain speed. After this speed it will not increase anymore.


Connection
Desktop = Standalone desktop DVD Recorder
EIDE = Computer DVD Writer with EIDE/IDE connection
SCSI = Computer DVD Writer with SCSI connection
USB = Computer desktop DVD Writer with USB 2.0 or/and 1.1 connection
FireWire = Computer desktop DVD Writer with IEEE 1394/FireWire/i.Link connection (some standalone desktop dvd recorder supports this also but then it is usually to connect your DV camera to the recorder)


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The second rating between the ( ) is a normal average rating.


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