Posting #25 (review of BD-R media) was updated on 7-May-2011
Toolbox for Blu-Ray under Windows 98
1) ImgBurn v126.96.36.199 http://www.imgburn.c...hp?act=download (best burning software under Win98)
2) Nero CD-DVD Speed v188.8.131.52 (for measuring burn quality) [see posting #18]
3) DVD/CD-ROM Driver Version 1.21 for ASPI (DOS driver, by Matsushta-Kotobuke 1990-1997, when booting into MS-DOS) [see posting #24]
4) Nero CleanTool [see posting #28]
5) Firmware updates: http://www.firmwarehq.com/
6) my currently preferred Blu-ray burner is LiteOn iHBS212
7) my currently preferred BD-R media, for satisfactory burn quality with the LiteOn iHBS212, are Panasonic LM-BRS25LU25 (spindle of 25, I paid $63) [see posting #25]
Rejected Blu-ray burners
1) Memorex MRX-800L Blu-ray burner (posting #25)
2) LG BH12LS35 Blu-ray burner (posting #32)
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I have recently bought an internal Memorex Blu-ray burner MRX-800L v1 (SATA) and am currently testing it under Win98SE (plain vanilla, without KernelEx) and under WinXP SP2. I have in my desktop an Asus P5PE-VM motherboard, which has onboard SATA 1, a 750GB PATA HDD Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 Model ST3750640A, and a 2.2GHz E4500 dual-core CPU.
Because of the onboard SATA I just had to connect the Blu-ray burner to the SATA connector on the motherboard, and the blu-ray burner was recognized without major issue under Win98SE, appearing in My Computer in the "Type" column as "CD-ROM Disc". I have burnt under Win98 a blu-ray disk with Nero Burning ROM v7.2.7, after producing 2 coasters. There seem to be issues with the burnt Blu-ray disk. Beyond Compare v2.5.3, for example, produces error messages when comparing the burnt Blu-ray disk vs the original source.
I am hopeful that eventually I will be able read and write Blu-ray disks under Win98SE, just like regular CDs or DVDs.
There is a whole bag of questions, like:
- which burning software works Ok for Blu-ray under Win98?
- which burners burn good quality Blu-ray disks under Win98?
- which Blu-ray media has a good burn quality under Win98 or slow computers?
- which utilities/general software have issues with Blu-ray disks under Win98?
- what should you do if your motherboard does not have onboard SATA?
- using a Blu-ray burner with an additional SATA II card, when one has already an older onboard SATA I
- using a Blu-ray burner in an external eSATA (eSATA and USB 2.0??) enclosure
- are there any file name/file system issues, e.g. when accessing or burning a Blu-ray disk under Win98 vs WinXP?
- which BIOS settings work Ok for Blu-ray under Win98?
A lot more question will eventually arise.
The purpose of this topic is to make available, at one central location, information about Blu-ray under Windows 98.
This post has been edited by Multibooter: 14 May 2011 - 09:00 AM