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I'm not sure if this is the correct section to post this (didn't see a section for optical drives).

I need to buy an optical drive (blu-ray burner) for my new build and don't want to spend a ton of money so I've narrowed my selection down to the drives listed below. My question is regarding the LG models, one is listed as Windows 7 compatible on NewEgg, however the 4 reviews of the $159 one say it's not supported. The funny part is the $99 one (basically the same model number) doesn't show Win 7 support under 'details' yet has 232 reviewers and almost every one of them is saying they use Win 7. What gives. I assume BOTH will work with Windows 7 but there is a huge difference in price and the only thing I see different is 2MB vs 4MB cache.

My question is this, is there a big difference between 2MB vs 4MB cache? Will both support Win 7? Both have 180ms 'BD-ROM Access Time'. Which one out of the 3 would you guys go with?

1) LG WH10LS30K 10X Blu-ray Burner - $99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136181

2) LG WH10LS30 10x Blu-Ray Burner - $159
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136186

3) LITE-ON 8MB Cache iHBS112 - $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106346

Thanks for the help, you guys have been great so far!
 

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Any dvd driver is compatable with an operating system(atleast after 2000) as long as the motherboard supports it, as for the cache the more the merrier but I would just go for the cheaper one more cache means less time burning and possibly less errors in certain situations but its not like your gonna burn blu-ray at the fastest speed
 

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Who makes a better optical.. LG or LITE-ON?

I've never used either.. always have used SONY/Pioneer/etc..
 

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Originally Posted by The Master Chief View Post
I have 2 LG blu ray drives and they are great.

Good firmware, easy to update
Yeah, LG drives are the best.
 

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I just placed an order on the $99 LG model. I figured it would be better quality than the LITE-ON and I could not justify an extra $60 for the extra 2MB cache.
 
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