OEM Software for BD and DVD Burners

I just bought

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118067

and

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106369

They are both OEM and don't come with software or cables. I was wondering if this http://www.cyberlink.com/products/cyberlink-media-suite/overview_en_US.html software was worth getting? I've read that no other software works well for the BD burner. Also would that software work well for the regular DVD burner?

A few other questions I have are what is the difference between burning and authoring a disk? It just seems like there is a distinction.

Lastly does it matter what SATA cables I get? Other than the factor of what 3.0 or 6.0 ports are on my mobo, will the cables make a difference in data transfer.

Thanks for the help!
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  1. you got the choice for software from nero to roxio or cyberlink and many others,for the cable use the one that will permit 6.0 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=100006641&isNodeId=1&Description=sata+cables&x=19&y=15
  2. I have personally used Nero for years(but use it less every day since i use hard drives for backups). Cyberlink PowerDVD works very well for me(to watch DVD/BD).

    If you want a free player, the latest version of VLC has added basic bluray playback support.
    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

    Authoring tools generally let you edit(add effects, cut parts,add menus, ect) a video. Burning software is for burning the data it self. Many include both in one(author then burn).

    For those 2 drives, the SATA cable will make no difference. They are not even fast enough to push sata 1.5gigabits/sec. If your board came with cables, use them.
  3. All the parts are still on the way. If I do need to buy cables are the combo data/power cables the way to go?
  4. that comes down to personal preference, I have not used those my self. Always made my own power cables for hard drives(with correct spacing) and used the power supply ones for optical drives.
  5. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106348

    Retail:Comes with Sata cable and a Cyberlink Software Suite ^

    Had mine for 7 months and still running flawless.

    http://www.maximumpc.com/article/reviews/lite-_ihbs212_review

    Check out the review ^
  6. I have also had very good luck with Lite-on drives.

    My only complaint was noise, LG seemed better for that, but it was at the cost of speed(but very quiet when watching CD/DVD's and BD).
  7. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106348

    Retail:Comes with Sata cable and a Cyberlink Software Suite ^

    Had mine for 7 months and still running flawless.

    http://www.maximumpc.com/article/reviews/lite-_ihbs212_review

    Check out the review ^


    Yeah I saw that...right after it was too late to change my order lol. Maybe I will go with the Cyberlink software I linked in my first post, I just wasn't too happy with all the reviews saying there was a lot of bloatware.

    Lite-on has worked well for me too, but I haven't ever purchased a BD burner with them.
  8. I use imgburn for all my burning needs.
  9. scout_03 said:
    use nero 7 but also try free studio http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/free-dvd-video-software.htm


    Damn! That's a find right there! What about video editing? I've used windows movie maker quite a few times for random projects but I would like to make them with slightly more quality.
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