LG GSA-H62L DVD Writer
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1 HP 16xDVD+R (CMC MAG.M01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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Excellent DVD burner. I bought this in June of 2007 as a replacement for the Sony DRU-710A that started acting up. I like the SATA interface, easy to set up and seems to work better (faster throughput with less CPU, better multitasking), than the ATAPI variety. Like the other poster said, it is slow when ripping DVD's. I use a plain jane JLMS DVD-ROM for that which is much faster. Burning however, is fast and dependable. Far fewer errors and coasters than the Sony (rebadged Lite-On). As to media compatibility, works fine with all the major brands of +R, +RW, -R, and -RW. I just started experimenting with +R DL discs, and the LG works perfectly with Memorex. I tried a spindle of cheapo Nexxtech +R DL discs from Circuit City, and while they burn fine and play on the burner, they absolutely will not play in a Philips standalone DVD player, nor on the Xbox 360, nor on any standard DVD-ROM drive that is NOT a burner. The Nexxtech discs seem to be made by Ricoh, and the Memorex by Ritek. Stay away from Nexxtech and Ricoh with this drive. Lightscribe works fine on this drive, although I found myself re-burning the label a second time for more contrast. I would definitely recommend an LG burner to anyone.
Comments posted by JamesJones from United States, September 17, 2008. Rated this writer 9 of 10.
Excellent write quality, excellent read speed from DVD+/-R, CD-R.
TERRIBLE read speed from commercial DVD-ROM discs. I cannot extract video faster than 2x. Avoid, unless you have a dedicated DVD ripper.
Comments posted by Nick from United States, May 17, 2007. Rated this writer 8 of 10.
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Original Equipment Manufacturer.
The manufacturer of the main chipset the DVD writer/recorder is based on.
Write support / Read support
DVD-R = Works
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.
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)
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The second rating between the ( ) is a normal average rating.