If you need to store 25GB of data on a single disc, and you need it done (relatively) fast, LG's GBW-H10N offers up single-layer Blu-ray burning at a currently unprecedented 4x speed. Sure, there's a few other options out there
, but this 3-in-1 offering sports a write speed that's twice as quick as the BenQ BW1000
. As tough as these things have been to actually locate, the fine folks over at HardwareZone were able to get their hands on a unit and give it a good once over. The burner performed essentially as advertised, but the speediness came with a tradeoff -- while you can burn a myriad of formats ranging from CD-R / RW, DVD±R / RW, DVD±R DL, DVD-RAM, and BD-R, you won't be able to make use of those super spacious 50GB dual-layer BD-R discs. While the 4x label may be the primary selling point, the biggest boon was said to be its compatibility with a smorgasbord of media; many first-run Blu-ray burners have been annoyingly picky, but playing nice with basically every brand of media is quite a nice perk for the LG. By garnering a "very good" rating, the GBW-H10N
proved to be a satisfactory solution for those who can live without BD-R DL capability, but your time should probably be worth a good bit of money (upwards of $700) before you pull the trigger on this one.