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LG BH10LS38.AUAU10B internal Blu-ray drive review

£60 inc VAT

Manufacturer: LG Electronics

Our Rating: We rate this 4.5 out of 5

The best thing about the LG is its price, which has potential to open up the recordable Blu-ray format to many more consumers

LG is a well-known name in optical-drive circles, and was one of the only companies to sit on the fence by producing a Blu-ray/HD-DVD combo drive before the disc format war drew to a close. Its internal Blu-ray-only BH10LS38 is significantly better-looking than some cheap, run-of-the-mill DVD drives, with an attractive glossy front panel.

It’s a reliable drive, and not as noisy as the Lite-On during operation, but there’s little more here to grab our attention.

With write performance maxing out at 10-speed, this drive is technically slower than its more expensive Lite-On rival. However, since we remain limited to using six-speed media, this drive put in the faster performance in our tests.

Unlike its external brother, the BE12LU38, the LG was limited to the speed rating of the blank media in our tests, and recorded 21GB of data to a four-speed disc in 29 mins 32 secs. This wasn’t the slowest result on test, but toward the back of the pack. In our six-speed test, the LG managed 20 mins 7 secs, a middling performance. Both discs played fine on our standalone Blu-ray player.

Verdict: The best thing about the LG is its price, which has potential to open up the recordable Blu-ray format to many more consumers. Its performance isn’t the best on test, but it’s good-looking and fairly quiet.

LG BH10LS38.AUAU10B Expert Verdict »

LG BH10LS38 Scores 9.0 out of 10 based on 61 reviews
Drive type: internal
Connector: SATA
BD-ROM (read): 10x
25GB BD-R SL (write): 10x
BD-RE (write): 2x
50GB BD-R DL (write): 10x
Lightscribe: yes
DVD-R (read): 16x
DVD-R (write): 16x
DVD-R DL (write): 8x
DVD-RAM (write): 12x
CD-R (write): 48x
CD-RW (write): 24x
CD-R (read): 40x
Burn time (4x media): 29 mins 32 secs
Burn time (6x media): 20 mins 07 secs
Warranty: 1 year
OS compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7
Dimensions: 146x170x41mm
Weight: 749g
Powered by: internal PSU
  • Build Quality: We give this item 9 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 6 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 10 of 10 for value for money
  • Performance: We give this item 9 of 10 for performance
  • Overall: We give this item 9 of 10 overall

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