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LG GGW-H20L optical disc drive Internal Black

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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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Long product name LG GGW-H20L optical disc drive Internal Black :
The short editorial description of LG GGW-H20L optical disc drive Internal Black

GGW-H20L
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LG GGW-H20L optical disc drive Internal Black:
The official marketing text of LG GGW-H20L optical disc drive Internal Black 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 optical disc drive Internal Black:
This short summary of the LG GGW-H20L optical disc drive Internal Black 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 optical disc drive Internal Black:
This is an auto-generated long summary of LG GGW-H20L optical disc drive Internal Black 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

Design
Internal *
The product is built in.
Yes
Product colour *
The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
Black
Disc loading type
Type of mechanism by which the optical disc is loaded into the product.
Tray
Performance
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 *
40x
CD rewrite speed
24x
BD-R write speed
4x
DVD+R write speed
16x
DVD-R Double Layer write speed
4x
DVD+R Double Layer write speed
2.4x
Writing speed
DVD+RW write speed
8x
DVD-RW write speed
6x
DVD-RAM write speed
5x
Reading speed
CD read speed *
40x
BD-ROM read speed
6x
DVD read speed
12x
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
Reviews
Updated:
2011-08-14 19:56:26
Testseek has collected 26 expert reviews for LG GGW-H20L optical disc drive Internal Black 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.
83%
Source Review comments Score
computeractive.co.uk
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2011-08-14 19:56:26
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...
100%
theregister.co.uk
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2011-08-14 19:56:26
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...
75%
expertreviews.co.uk
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2011-08-14 19:56:26
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...
80%
alphr.com
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2011-08-14 19:56:26
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...
83%
pcadvisor.co.uk
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2011-08-14 19:56:26
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...
90%
pcauthority.com.au
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2011-11-05 10:48:06
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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01net.com
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2011-08-14 19:56:26
Le constructeur LG, qui commercialise déjà un bon nombre de lecteurs et de graveurs optiques, propose depuis peu le Super Multi Blue GGW-H20L. En digne successeur du GGW-H10N, il en reprend la plupart des caractéristiques techniques y ajoutant au passa...
Good Polyvalence, Simplicité demploi, Design plaisant, Impression LightScribe...
Bad Rien...
Bottom line Le constructeur LG, qui commercialise déjà un bon nombre de lecteurs et de graveurs optiques, propose depuis peu le Super Multi Blue GGW-H20L. En digne successeur du GGW-H10N, il en reprend la plupart des caractéristiques techniques y ajoutant au passa...
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comptoir-hardware.com
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2011-08-14 19:56:26
A chaque changement de support de stockage physique cest la même histoire, une véritable guerre des tranchées entre les divers prétendants au titre. Linconvénient dune telle situation, cest généralement le retard quentraine cette incertitude au...
Bottom line Nous voici arrivés au terme de cet article et pourtant il subsiste encore quelques interrogations au sujet de ce graveur, en particulier au niveau des mises à jour firmware. En effet, LG nest pas toujours réputé pour son suivi de matériel, or, il e...
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svmlemag.fr
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2011-08-14 19:56:26
Ne vous arrêtez pas à son look très banal. S’il ressemble comme deux gouttes d’eau à un bête graveur de DVD ordinaire, ce modèle de LG est tout simplement le modèle le plus complet du moment. Avec lui, pas besoin de choisir entre les deux nouveaux fo...
Good Impossible d’écrire sur HDDVD, et l’engin ne fonctionne pas très bien, pour l’instant, avec Nero 8. Graveurlecteur interne pour PC SATA Vitesse d’écriture Bluray (BR) 6X, DVD 16X, CD 40X, BDRE 2X, DVD/RW 6X/8X, CDRW 24X Lecture BR...
Bad Pour : C’est “le” lecteur pour la HD : il lit aussi bien les Bluray que les HDDVD ; il grave les Bluray, les DVD et les CD.
80%
ht4u.net
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2011-08-14 19:56:26
Mit etwa 200 Euro sind Blu-Ray-Brenner inzwischen in einer Preisklasse zu finden, in der sie für eine größere Zielgruppe zugänglich sind. In diesem Review stellen wir den LG GGW-H20L vor, der mit seiner breiten Medienunterstützung als Universalgerät ei...
Bottom line In diesem Test hat das Gerät gezeigt, dass es als Universalgerät einsatzbereit ist. Der DVD±RW-Test zeigte Schwierigkeiten, aber zumindest eine DVD-RW und eine DVD+RW konnte im Überschreibtest überzeugen. Bei allen anderen Medientypen waren die Ergebni...
0%
magnus.de
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2011-08-14 19:56:26
In seiner „Super Multi Blue-Serie“ bietet LG High-Definition-Laufwerke an, die sowohl Blu-ray-Discs als auch HD DVDs unterstützen. Der interne SATA-Brenner GGW-H20L kann beide HD-Formate lesen und Blu-ray-Rohlinge mit bis zu 6-facher Geschwindigkeit be...
Bottom line LGs GGW-H20L ist der derzeit schnellste Blu-ray-Brenner...
90%
bitcity.it
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2011-08-14 19:56:26
LG GGW-H20L è un masterizzatore Blu-Ray con velocità 6x in grado di supportare altri standard come per esempio HD DVD. Per raggiungere tale velocità questa unità sfrutta la tecnologia di scrittura CAV (o Costant Angular Velocity), mentre per lavorare a...
Good Supporto in lettura per HD DVD, elevata velocità massima di scrittura BD, supporto LightScribe...
Bad Nessun inconveniente rilevato...
88%
noticias3d.com
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2011-08-14 19:56:26
LG lo tiene claro: no va a abandonar el formato HD-DVD por ahora. Aunque el formato impulsado por Toshiba haya quedado atrás, superado por el de Sony, los de LG han pensado que abandonar de forma tan repentina a los usuarios que compraron películas en...
Good Lee todo tipo de formatos, HDDVD incluido, Excelente acabado, Graba BD de doble capa, simple y regrabables, Dentro de su segmento tiene un precio inmejorable.
Bad Comparando precio por GB almacenado aún no sale a cuenta comprar grabadoras Bluray ni discos vírgenes, Falta que mejoren las velocidades de grabación de BDs...
Bottom line Sin duda alguna, he disfrutado analizando este producto. Soy de los que opina que el soporte óptico aún tiene muchísimo que dar de sí, de manera que poder experimentar con lo último es siempre un placer.Tener la LG GGW H20L es tener lo último en soport...
0%
hispazone.com
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2011-08-14 19:56:26
Para bien o para mal ya tenemos un estándar de alta definición para los próximos años. Este es el Blu-Ray de Sony y con el tendremos que “pelear” en años venideros. A día de hoy podemos encontrar productos cada vez más económicos y cada vez más rápidos...
Bottom line Ciertamente es pronto para que el BD o Blu-Ray se convierta en un estándar dentro del mundo del PC. El DVD aun tiene mucha fuerza, y la seguirá teniendo durante años, y los precios aun son comparativamente muy elevados. Aun asi por...
0%
pcworld.com_techhive.com
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2011-08-14 19:56:26
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 option. The $400 GGW-H20L--the companys second-generation Blu-ray Disc burner and HD DVD-ROM reade...
Good Very inexpensive, Supports both Bluray Disc and HD DVD...
Bad Cant write to HD DVDR media...
87%
v3.co.uk
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2011-08-14 19:56:26
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...
100%
myce.com
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2011-08-14 19:56:26
January 2008LG USA was kind enough to send us the LG GGW-H20L Super Multi Blu-ray Disc Rewriter & HD DVD-ROM Drive with LightScribe. LG, even though an early endorser of Blu-Ray, has made it possible for the consumer to experience both Blu-Ray and HD...
Good Reads BDROM SL and DL media at 4.8x, Reads BDR at 6x and BDRE media at 2x, Reads HD DVDROM SL and DL media at 3x, Writes both DVDR and DVDR media at 16x, Allows 12x writing on 16x DVD media, Writes CDR media at 40x, Has LightScribe support, Very fast audi...
Bad Does not allow Bitsetting of DVDRW media.
Bottom line Let us summarize the most important positive and negative points belowThe LG GGW-H20L's ability to read High-Definition movies both in HD-DVD and Blu-Ray formats make this drive a must have for any desktop PC or Home Theater PC (HTPC).The GGW-H20L is the...
0%
Theinquirer.net
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2011-08-14 19:56:26
LG GGW H20L Coming from the HLDS factory (Hitachi LG Data Storage) with a 49% LG / 51% Hitachi split, competing with the likes of Pioneer and Sony is the second device of this lineage. It’s an internal PC drive that can read both Blu-ray discs and H...
Good Dual format reader, price compared to GGW H10N...
Bad 6x Blu-ray disc burning at 4x...
80%
techtree.com
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2011-08-14 19:56:26
Weve recently reviewed a Blu-ray reader -- just a reader. But if you want the real thing thats capable of writing to Blu-ray media and plays HD-DVDs, then things get more interesting. Well, all this is available in a single optical drive -- the LG GG...
Good Reads Blu-ray, HD DVD and all DVD formats and CDs, writes Blu-ray, DVD and CD...
Bad Slow in DVD writing, expensive...
Bottom line The LG GGW-H20L Super Multi Blue Blu-ray rewriter and HD DVD-ROM drive is a very essential part of a complete HD solution to take care of whatever you want to do with HD video content. Even though HD DVD has become a thing of the past, you can still u...
70%
hardwarezone.com.sg
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2011-08-14 19:56:26
As a main advocate of the format, Sony is often synonymous with Blu-ray and the recent triumph of the HD format over HD DVD has added much gloss to Sonys image, especially its Blu-ray equipped PlayStation 3 console. However, it may not seem that way i...
Bottom line Even with a clear winner in the HD format struggle, Blu-ray movies are anything but mainstream at the moment. Retailers and manufacturers are starting to get their act together, with Blu-ray movies becoming more affordable. The main barrier to adoption...
90%
tech2.com
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2011-08-14 19:56:26
Ever since Blu-ray emerged as the winner in the HD wars, theres been a steady rise in the number of manufacturers offering drives based on this format for laptops – and now, desktops. LG, with its GGW-HXXX series, is one. The GGW-H20L drive is...
Good Supports all known formats, including HD-DVD...
Bad Outrageously expensive, Lack of writable media availability in the local markets...
Bottom line Ever since Blu-ray emerged as the winner in the HD wars, theres been a steady rise in the number of manufacturers offering drives based on this format for laptops – and now, desktops. LG, with its GGW-HXXX series, is one. The GGW-H20L drive is...
50%
videomaker.com
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2011-08-14 19:56:26
A great drive, but a much better value as an OEM, rather than retail, package.
Good Solid hardware, Easy to connect to computer, if you have an extra SATA connector, Easy to keep firmware uptodate.
Bad Disappointing software bundle.
Bottom line A great drive, but a much better value as an OEM, rather than retail, package.
0%
Computerpoweruser.com
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2011-08-14 19:56:26
6X/2X/6X BD-R/RE, 4X BD-R DL, 3X HD DVD-ROM (read), 16X/8X/16X DVD+R/RW, 4X DVD+R DL, 16X/6X/16X DVD-R/RW, 4X DVD-R DL, 5X DVD-RAM, 40X/24X/40X CD-RW; 2MB cache; SATA Many users have been waiting for a drive that “does it all.” Suddenly, sever...
80%
cdrlabs.com
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2011-08-14 19:56:26
LG Electronics is one of Koreas oldest and most respected consumer electronics firms. Since the introduction of their first radio in 1959, the company has grown to become one of the worlds top electronics manufacturers, offering everything from larg...
Good CDR and DVD±R writing qualityLow seek times, Includes software from CyberLink, Nice looking design with bright blue LED, Supports bitsetting for DVDR and DVDR DL media...
Bad Questionable writing quality with some DVD±R DL media, Reads BDRE media at only 2x, Reads DVDVideos at only 8x, Cannot set the book type of DVDRW media, Buffer limited to 2MB when writing CDs...
Bottom line Earlier this year, I reviewed LGs first Super Multi Blue drive, the GGW-H10N. While the drives performance and support for both Blu-ray and HD DVD were impressive, its $1000 price tag put it out of reach for everyone but hardcore high-def enthusiasts...
90%
pcforalla.idg.se
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2011-08-14 19:56:26
Bullrig LG bästa köpTestets billigaste brännare är också den som har flest funktioner, stöder flest skivformat och på papperet bränner snabbast. Den ska klara av 6 gångers hastighet på enkellagriga skivor och 4 gånger på dubbellagriga. LG GGW-H20L läs...
80%
dinside.no/data
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2011-08-14 19:56:26
Selv om platene ser til forveksling like ut, er kapasiteten mangedoblet, fra 650 MB på de første CDene til 50 000 MB på dobbelsidige BD-R-plater. Optisk lagring går muligens en usikker fremtid i møte, men det forhindrer ikke at stadig flere PC-produsen...
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techtree.com
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2016-11-23 11:55:00
Weve recently reviewed a Blu-ray reader -- just a reader. But if you want the real thing thats capable of writing to Blu-ray media and plays HD-DVDs, then things get more interesting. Well, all this is available in a single optical drive -- the LG GG...
Good Reads Blu-ray, HD DVD and all DVD formats and CDs, writes Blu-ray, DVD and CD...
Bad Slow in DVD writing, expensive...
Bottom line The LG GGW-H20L Super Multi Blue Blu-ray rewriter and HD DVD-ROM drive is a very essential part of a complete HD solution to take care of whatever you want to do with HD video content. Even though HD DVD has become a thing of the past, you can still u...
70%
firstpost.com
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2016-11-23 11:55:00
Ever since Blu-ray emerged as the winner in the HD wars, theres been a steady rise in the number of manufacturers offering drives based on this format for laptops – and now, desktops. LG, with its GGW-HXXX series, is one. The GGW-H20L drive is...
Good Supports all known formats, including HD-DVD...
Bad Outrageously expensive, Lack of writable media availability in the local markets...
Bottom line Ever since Blu-ray emerged as the winner in the HD wars, theres been a steady rise in the number of manufacturers offering drives based on this format for laptops – and now, desktops. LG, with its GGW-HXXX series, is one. The GGW-H20L drive is...
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