updated 02:15 pm EST, Wed November 15, 2006
LG 4X Blu-Ray Rewriter
LG today published details of its new GBW-H10N Blu-Ray drive. Claimed by the company to be the fastest Blu-Ray recorder yet, the H10N can burn a write-once, single-layer disc in the new format at 4X, double the previous maximum of other drives. This allows for the full two hours of native video supported by a standard disc to be written in 30 minutes. The drive can additionally burn rewritable Blu-Ray discs and has a large 4MB buffer to prevent write errors on with the newer format. Backwards compatibility is provided for both DVDs and CDs, the former recording at 12X for a write-once disc and 8X for rewritables. LG hasn't disclosed pricing for the drive but expects to ship it soon to stores across the globe.