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LG GGW-H20L Internal Black optical disc drive

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With these drives you can read and record DVDs and/or CDs in all kinds of formats. Please note the difference between DVD+R and DVD-R when buying a DVD burner, often drives can write only to one of those two media types, sometimes to both. When you buy a drive that only supports one type, you will always have to be careful to choose the right writable DVD discs in the shop. Newer DVD drives also support writing to Dual Layer DVDs. This kind of discs have a storage capacity of 8.5 GB instead of the usual 4.7 GB. DVD (re)writers generally can read and write CDs also, but only some CD (re)writers can read DVDs.
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Included since: 20 May 2009
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Long product name LG GGW-H20L Internal Black optical disc drive :
The short editorial description of LG GGW-H20L Internal Black optical disc drive

LG GGW-H20L Internal Black optical disc drive:
The official marketing text of LG GGW-H20L Internal Black optical disc drive as supplied by the manufacturer

The award winning Super Multi Blue Blu-ray Disc Rewriter and HD-DVD Rom Drive 6x BD-R, 3x HD DVD Rom, 16x DVD+R/-R, Serial-ATA.

- HD Read Technology.
- Interface.
- Ultra Fast Blu Ray Writing Speed.
- Operating System Compatibility.
- Blu Ray Read and Write Technology.
- Backward Compatibility

Short summary description LG GGW-H20L Internal Black optical disc drive:
This short summary of the LG GGW-H20L Internal Black optical disc drive data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.

LG GGW-H20L, Black, Tray, Serial ATA, 4 MB, 40x, 24x

Long summary description LG GGW-H20L Internal Black optical disc drive:
This is an auto-generated long summary of LG GGW-H20L Internal Black optical disc drive based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

LG GGW-H20L. Colour of product: Black, Disc loading type: Tray. Interface: Serial ATA, Drive device, buffer size: 4 MB. CD write speed: 40x, CD rewrite speed: 24x, BD-R write speed: 4x. CD read speed: 40x, BD-ROM read speed: 6x. DVD drive average random access time: 180 ms, CD-ROM drive average random access time: 150 ms, BD-ROM average random access time: 180 ms

Internal *
The product is built in.
Colour of product *
The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
Disc loading type
Type of mechanism by which the optical disc is loaded into the product.
Interface *
Interface ports to connect pieces of equipment. USB (Universal Serial Bus) has become the most popular wired interface to connect peripherals. USB 2.0 supports speeds up to 480 Mbit/s (USB 1: 12 Mbit/s). The interface FireWire is also known as the IEEE 1394 standard. Enhanced IDE (EIDE)is sometimes referred to as Fast ATA, Fast IDE or ATA-2.
Serial ATA
Drive device, buffer size
A reserved segment of memory within a drive device that is used to hold the data being processed.
4 MB
Writing speed
CD write speed *
CD rewrite speed
BD-R write speed
DVD+R write speed
DVD-R Double Layer write speed
DVD+R Double Layer write speed
Writing speed
DVD+RW write speed
DVD-RW write speed
DVD-RAM write speed
Reading speed
CD read speed *
BD-ROM read speed
DVD read speed
Access time
DVD drive average random access time
180 ms
CD-ROM drive average random access time
150 ms
BD-ROM average random access time
180 ms
Other features
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
146 x 41.3 x 185 mm
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Testseek has collected 26 expert reviews for LG GGW-H20L and the average expert rating is 83 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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This six-speed Sata Blu-ray writer and three-speed HD DVD reader is packed with features.As a result, it has appeared in many retail PCs and external optical drives, including the Buffalo BRHC-6316U2 Blu-ray drive.Its 18.9cm length may be unsuitable fo...
The LG GGW-H20L is a dual-format drive for high-definition discs at a very competitive price. For those who dont want to choose between Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD, the format-agnostic high-def optical drives from LG continue to provide a convenient op...
Bottom line The noteworthy price drop from its predecessor - along with its fast BD-R and BD-RE performance and its format-bridging abilities - make the LG GGW-H20L an impressive package overall. LG is even delivering this dual-format drive at half of what the co...
Blu-ray writers have been available for over a year now, but when we looked at them in issue 146 even the cheapest cost a stratospheric £407. Today, prices have plummeted, and an ever-expanding range of high-definition movies makes Blu-ray an increasin...
Bottom line If you want to make cheap, fast data backups, DVD is still the format to beat. With even the cheapest write-once Blu-ray discs working out at around 45p a gigabyte, Blu-ray has a long way to go before it becomes a viable medium for anything other than...
LGs GGW-H20L is the first optical drive weve seen that can play both HD DVD and Blu-ray discs. It is also the first Blu-ray writer weve seen that can write to 50GB Blu-ray discs. Frustratingly, 50GB discs are virtually impossible to buy and we we...
The smart money is on combo drives such as the LG GGC-H20L, which can read both Blu-ray and HD DVD formats for a price just under £100. LGs GGW-H20L: reads and writes Blu-ray Discs Stick one of those in your media centre and you can play any movie on...
Bottom line Blu-ray writing has a certain appeal but ultimately it’s a bit pointless. Most people cant read a Blu-ray video disc, especially on their PC, and the format doesn’t have enough capacity and write-speed - an a low enough cost - to put DVD-R in...
Add high-definition reading and writing capabilities to your PC with a Blu-ray drive, or save money with a plain DVD writer Blu-ray writers have been available for over a year now, but when we looked at them just over a year ago even the cheapest cost...
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