LG GSA-H20L DVD Writer

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LG GSA-H20L


OEM:
Hitachi-LG
Chipset:Panasonic
48xCDR CAV
32xCDRW ZCLV
16xDVD-R CAV
6xDVD-RW ZCLV
4xDVD-RDL CLV
16xDVD+R CAV
8xDVD+RW ZCLV
8xDVD+RDL ZCLV
5xDVD-RAM PCAV
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HDDVD-RDL
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48xCD
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EIDE, 2MB, LightScribe
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$60 8.3/10
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
1 Acme 8xDVD+R (MBIPG101R04) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Datex 8xDVD+R (RICOHJPND01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Patron 4xDVD+RW (MBIPG101W04) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Primeon 16xDVD-R (MBI 01RG40..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Traxdata 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...D01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Verbatim 5xDVD-RAM (M01J5006) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 4xDVD-RW (MCC 01RW4X) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) / Pastel Disc 8xDVD+R (YUDEN000T02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Windata 4xBD-R (PHILIPR04) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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its great, i just bought and it works great. all its functions are great and its not expensive.


Comments posted by hammad from Germany, December 09, 2006. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Had problems with LightScribe at first (prints way too light) but was directed to the LightScribe website for the "Contrast Utility" by a review. Now it works much better. I haven't had any coaster yet, even with the cheap DVD+R media I'm using. :)

Review: http://www.buzzypedia.com/reviews/LG_GSA-H20L_Rewriter


Comments posted by Clark V. from United States, August 27, 2006. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





LightScribe active under bundled Nero 6.0.0.19 but refuse to write LightScribe on 52x Light Scribe CD from TDK. I was using bundled LightScribe software coming with drive.


Comments posted by Macki from Slovakia, July 13, 2006. Rated this writer 5 of 10.





Very good device. Burns DVD+-RW & DVD-RAM.
Lightscribe don't work in 7.* Nero.
Lightscribe works in special disc label's editor sotware, that's available here: http://www.lightscribe.com/files/setup.zip


Comments posted by safari from Russian Federation, June 30, 2006. Rated this writer No rating.





Fast, quiet, good. Writes every formats and every brand of media. Needs under XP a very new version of Nero (with my old I get an "invalid block address" - error message while burning a DVD), and bundled with was only Nero Express with limited functions.
It was very difficult to get the "Lightscribe" - functionality in the "new" Nero. If you got the same problem, search the web for "Ls_hsi.exe" (or ask me).
Costs around 75 Euros in Germany.


Comments posted by Mirko from Germany, March 23, 2006. Rated this writer 10 of 10.




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OEM
Original Equipment Manufacturer.


Chipset

The manufacturer of the main chipset the DVD writer/recorder is based on.


Write support / Read support
DVD-R
= Works
DVD-R = Is not supported
DVD-R? = Not tested


Single Layer(4.7GB) write speeds
1x (CLV) = about 58 minutes
2x (CLV) = about 29 minutes
2.4x (CLV) = about 24 minutes
4x (CLV) = about 14.5 minutes
6x (CLV/ZCLV) = about 10-12 minutes
8x (PCAV/ZCLV) = about 8-10 minutes
12x (PCAV/ZCLV) = about 6.5-7.5 minutes
16x (CAV/ZCLV) = about 6-7 minutes

Dual/Double Layer(8.5GB) write speeds
1x CLV = about 105 minutes
2.4x CLV = about 44 minutes
4x CLV = about 27 minutes

Single Layer (4.7GB) read speeds
1x read speed is 1.321MB/s = ~56 minutes
6x CAV (avg. ~4x) read speed is max 7.93MB/s = ~14 minutes
8x CAV (avg. ~6x) read speed is max 10.57MB/s = ~10 minutes
12x CAV (avg. ~8x) read speed is max 15.85MB/s = ~7 minutes
16x CAV (avg. ~12x) read speed is max 21.13MB/s = ~5 minutes


DVD Write types
CAV = Constant Angular Velocity, the DVD is written at a constantly increasing speed.
CLV = Constant Linear Velocity, the DVD is written at a constant speed.
ZCLV = Zone Constant Linear Velocity, the DVD is divided into zones. After each zone the write speed is increased.
PCAV = Partial Constant Angular Velocity, the DVD is being written at an increasing speed until a certain speed. After this speed it will not increase anymore.


Connection
Desktop = Standalone desktop DVD Recorder
EIDE = Computer DVD Writer with EIDE/IDE connection
SCSI = Computer DVD Writer with SCSI connection
USB = Computer desktop DVD Writer with USB 2.0 or/and 1.1 connection
FireWire = Computer desktop DVD Writer with IEEE 1394/FireWire/i.Link connection (some standalone desktop dvd recorder supports this also but then it is usually to connect your DV camera to the recorder)


Rating
The first rating is based on a weighted rank (the true Bayesian), it requires at least 5 votes to get a weighted rating.
The second rating between the ( ) is a normal average rating.


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