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January 14, 2012 6:15:41 PM

I just bought

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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... 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!
a c 153 G Storage
January 14, 2012 7:32:15 PM

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.
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January 14, 2012 7:47:46 PM

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?
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a c 153 G Storage
January 14, 2012 9:08:17 PM

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.
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a c 153 G Storage
January 15, 2012 1:33:42 PM

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).
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January 15, 2012 5:34:05 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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_...

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.
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a c 184 G Storage
January 16, 2012 3:07:43 PM

I use imgburn for all my burning needs.
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January 16, 2012 11:52:24 PM

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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