Liteon iHBS112 BD-ReWriter Review
Real world tests
On this page, the author of the review has the freedom to run tests that she/he thinks will enhance the review. These tests are unlike our standard tests, which we try to keep consistent throughout the whole review team, so that our reviews are as consistent as possible. This page gives the reviewer the opportunity to show some advanced and real world tests that other review team members may not be able to run.
Real world tests are designed to simulate what normal users might use their drives for in everyday use. For example, writing discs with a burning application.
For this test we used EAC (Exact Audio Copy) to test the drive’s Audio extraction performance. As we can see from the screenshot below, the drive supports accurate stream.
Below is the results produced by EAC:
The Liteon iHBS112 performed well in burst mode, reaching the 48 read speed, but it was much slower in secure mode, only 16x.
Nero Burning Rom:
In the following tests we will burn discs from the main media groups with Nero Burning Rom.
For our data writing tests, we simply set up a new compilation of 610MB using Nero Burning ROM software. Writing method used is DAO (Disc At Once), and the disc is set up as a non-multisession disc with “finalize disc” enabled. The screenshot below shows how long it takes to write a disc at the highest speed. (48x)
The Liteon iHBS112 burned our test CD-R at 48x in 3 minutes and 41 seconds.
In this test we will measure the time for writing to DVD R discs. We used Nero Burning Rom to burn an ISO compilation containing 4483MB of data. We used the Disc-At-Once write method.
The Liteon iHBS112 burned our test DVD R at lower speed than the selected 16x, it took 7 minutes and 06 seconds.
In this test we will measure the time for writing to DVD R DL discs. We used Nero Burning Rom to burn an ISO DVD-Video compilation containing 8103MB of data. We used the Disc-At-Once method.
The Liteon iHBS112 burned our test DVD R DL at 4x (selected speed was 8x) in 25 minutes.
CSS Encrypted DVD-Video ripping tests:
Most modern DVD burners don’t have Video riplock and in most cases will read a pressed DVD-Video SL disc at 16x speed. However, some drives use a CSS riplock when it comes to extracting data from the disc. If you attempt to rip a pressed DVD-Video with CSS encryption to your hard drive, then the ripping speed may be locked at a much lower speed than 16x.
For this test we will use Fengtao software DVDFab. Thanks to Fengtao software – For providing a full DVDFab license.
Now let’s test the Liteon iHBS112 using the same testing procedures.
DVD-Video Single layer
SL CSS encrypted DVD Video disc “Phantom of the opera”
DVD-Video double layer
DL CSS encrypted DVD Video disc “Iron Man”
The Liteon iHBS112 is not CSS riplocked and ripped our test DVD-Video DL disc in 9 minutes.
BD-Video 50GB and 25GB
Dual layer Blu-Ray disc, “Quantum of solace”
Single layer Blu-Ray disc, “Underworld”
Very good ripping performance from the Liteon iHBS112, which ripped our dual layer test Blu-Ray video in 31 minutes and 12 seconds, and the Blu-Ray SL in 15minutes 24seconds.
This concludes our Liteon iHBS112 review. To read the conclusion, click on the link below.