This buffer is also backed up by some form of buffer underrun protection. To test rewrite scores, Nero is used again to time how long it takes to write MB of random files and directories. While CPU, memory, OS and other variables don’t often make a huge difference, there are some nonetheless. As you can see, the drive reached a maximum transfer speed of only LG’s new Super Multi Blue drive also has its share of features. The CD is almost exactly 74 minutes. LG is no stranger to the optical storage industry either.

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They also must be able to recognize LightScribe media.

The score given is an average of the three. Storage by Rick Broida Sep 26, Once the files are copied over, you can start burning your own discs. After picking your language of choice, you’ll be presented with a number of installation options.

LG GGC H20L Super Multi Blue – DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM / BD-ROM drive – Serial ATA Series

Works with Windows Vista. While LightScribe capable drives use the same laser when burning both the data and label, they have to be able to accurately control the laser’s focus and position as well as the spindle speed.


Simply choose a support option from the icons below: I also put these discs through a “stress test” by reading them back at 16x with the DW Each benchmark test has been run three times. However, at the time of this review, the list of compatible software is still relatively short. The instructions cover all the basics including how to install the GGC-H20L into an empty drive bay and hook up the cables.

GGC-H20L Support

The drive LG sent us for this review was manufactured in July of and had firmware version 1. By looking at the KProbe screenshots, you can see that the discs burned by the drive had a low number of C1 errors. Storage by Rick Broida Oct 10, When testing the drive’s capacity I found that the drive was able to overburn up to This means that the drive’s region is stored in the firmware.


This tries to mimic the activities of a person loading these programs onto their own computer. System Requirements Details Processor Speed. From here, the manual jumps into the physical installation of the drive. These are the ones you should grab. The results are shown below. Off by default, this LED lights up a bright blue whenever the drive is reading or writing. At this speed, it ggc-h20ll the drive 19 seconds to do a quick erase and 3: While there are a few cosmetic differences, like the hhl-dt-st of the LED and emergency hole, it shares the same basic design and has many of the same logos.


The same files are copied and pasted in Windows Explorer and timed.

The drive starts rewriting at about 16x and then jumps to its maximum speed at the 9 minute mark. Ggv-h20l a maximum DAE speed of The drive started reading at 3.

Here is a screen shot from Nero’s InfoTool. Once you’ve created your LightScribe label, you’re ready to print it.

For this review we used firmware versions 1. This double layer disc is about 27GB in size.

LG GGC-H20L Support: Manuals, Warranty & More | LG U.S.A

This single layer disc is about 23GB in size. LG’s new Super Multi Blue drive also has its share of features. This buffer is also backed up by some form of buffer underrun protection. Unfortunately, a patched RPC-1 firmware is not yet available for this drive.