Feeds
75%
Lite-On iHBS112

Lite-on iHBS112 internal Blu-ray writer

Cheap and fast - cheerful too?

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Intelligent flash storage arrays

On the other hand, Blu-ray is an excellent movie authoring and video backup medium. Writing smaller numbers of very large files was a comparatively swift process after the experience above. As any HD camcorder enthusiast can attest, DVDs tend to fill up much too quickly.

The iHBS112 will, of course, also write to DVD-R (16x), DVD+RW (8x), CD-R (48x) and CD-RW (24x), along with a wide range of other writable and rewritable disc standards. It reads BD-ROM discs at 8x.

In addition to the CyberLink software features, Lite-On has tweaked its firmware to improve performance in a couple of areas. A technology called SmartWrite manages the stream of data being recorded, apparently preventing underruns even when you are using your computer for other tasks. Just the same, I recommend not running tasks that hog your resources, such as saving, printing or otherwise processing huge files.

Another technology built into the unit, SmartX, manages the data stream in the opposite direction, adjusting the spin appropriately as you read data from the disc. This apparently makes the drive quieter in operation. The iHBS112 is a quiet drive, that much I can report.

Lite-On iHBS112

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Next page: Verdict

More from The Register

next story
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode
Frontier cops an epic kicking in its own forums ahead of December revival
Intel's LAME DUCK mobile chips gobbled by CASH COW
Chipzilla won't have money-losing mobe unit to kick about anymore
First in line to order a Nexus 6? AT&T has a BRICK for you
Black Screen of Death plagues early Google-mobe batch
Ford's B-Max: Fiesta-based runaround that goes THUNK
... when you close the slidey doors, that is ...
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Designing and building an open ITOA architecture
Learn about a new IT data taxonomy defined by the four data sources of IT visibility: wire, machine, agent, and synthetic data sets.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.