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ASUS EAH5870 V2 1G
OCZ Fatal1ty 750w
Cooler Master HAF 932 AMD Edition
Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
The software CD that ships with the drive contains a variety of CyberLink products as well as a firmware update utility from LG. Users can select which components to install, but probably at a minimum will want the PowerDVD player and the ODD updater. Firmware updates are very important for optical drives particularly while standards are still being formalized and new revisions forthcoming. The program updated the LG WH08LS20 to firmware version 2.0 which is the latest available.
Now that the drive is installed and up to date, let's have a look at playback and recording functionality.