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LG Black 6X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray/HD DVD-ROM & 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Model GGC-H20L

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  • 6X BD-ROM
  • 16X DVD-ROM
  • 4 MB Cache

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The LG GGC-H20L 16X Blu-ray/HD DVD drive brings you dual-layer DVD capability, LightScribe creativity, and LG quality. The drive connects via SATA. In dual-layer mode, you'll be able to write 8.5 GB of data to one dual-layer DVD, in DVD±R mode, you'll get 16X write speed, and you can play and burn your DVDs right on the spot! No matter what media you need to work with, you'll have the right tools to get the job done quickly and accurately.

Blu-ray Disc offers an unprecedented 25 GB capacity on a single-layer disc and 50 GB on a dual layer disc. That's enough storage for nine hours of HD movies, 23 hours of standard definition content or 72 CDs on a single disc! In addition to its massive storage capacity, Blu-ray Disc gives you MPEG2 playback, the native compression technique for HDTV broadcasts, or even more capacity with advanced codes such as AVC.

With LightScribe, you can burn silkscreen-quality images of your custom-designed artwork directly onto LightScribe blanks. Dress your business presentations in corporate attire, your music media in album cover art, or your personal photo discs in an original design you create! Whatever your disc-based media needs, this cutting edge drive is the right tool for the job!

  • newegg Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD-ROM Compliant Compatible with almost all existing disc formats, the LG GGC-H20L also supports next-generation Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD including single and dual layer BD-ROM, BD-RE, BD-R and HD DVD-ROM for high-definition movie playback.
  • newegg SuperMulti DVD Burner The LG GGC-H20L enables users to burn any DVD+R/-R, DVD+RW/-RW or DVD-RAM disc and supports the dual-layer function allowing up to 8.5GB data to be burned and saved on a single dual-layer disc. Burn your own DVD/VCD movies or backup data with ease!
  • newegg LightScribe Technology Say goodbye to adhesive labels, paint or ink! With the innovative LightScribe technology, the LG GGC-H20L burns any image or text directly onto the surface of LightScribe-compatible CDs or DVDs to create your own publication-like disc collection.
  • newegg SATA Interface With the next-generation SATA interface, the LG GGC-H20L supports up to 1.5 Gb/s bandwidth to provide more stable and speedy data transfer for faster and smoother read and write performance.

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4 MB

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Physical Spec

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Load Type


LightScribe Support

Read speed:

Write Speed:
DVD+R: 16X
DVD-R: 16X
CD-R: 40X
CD-RW: 24X


Package Contents
User Manual
Software Disk
SATA Cable
Power Cable
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Anonymous
  • 12/28/2012 4:24:03 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Product

Pros: Works great. Plays back Blu-ray and HD-DVD flawlessly.
Burns Blu-ray Flawlessly.

Cons: Does burn dual layer Blu-ray disc or HD-DVD.

Other Thoughts: My Core 2 Duo Computer Specs

-Motherboard: Asus P5E WS Professional

-Chipset Cooler: Thermalright HR-05 Fanless Chipset Cooler

-Mosfet Coolers: Thermalright HR-09U Type 2 Upright Motherboard Mosfet Heatsink

-Memory: OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2RPR10664GK

-Ram sinks: Thermalright HR-07 High Riser Memory Module Cooler

-Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 Wolfdale 3.33GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Retail price

-CPU Heatsink: Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme CPU Cooler for AMD AM2, Intel LGA775

-CPU Heatsink Fan: Delta PFB1212EHE 120mm Fan

-Video Card: GIGABYTE GV-R489UD-1GD Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

-Sound Card: Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro

-Harddrive Controller: areca ARC-1160ML2 PCI-X 64bit/133MHz SATA II Controller Card RAID level 0, 1, 10(1E), 3, 5, 6 and JBOD - Retail Price

-Network Card: Intel EXPI9300PT PRO 1000 PT Desktop Adapter $48.05 or Intel EXPI9402PTBLK PRO/1000 PT Dualport Server Adapter

-Hard drive : Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive

-HD-DVD/Blue Ray Disc Drive: LG Black 6X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray/HD DVD-ROM & 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Model GGC-H20L – Retail Price

-HD-DVD Drive/ Blue Ray Disc Writer: LG Black 6X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 6X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Internal Blu-ray Burner Super Multi Blu-ray Disc Burner & HD DVD-ROM Drive Model GGW-H20L – Retail price

-Case: COOLER MASTER CM Stacker STC-T01-UW Black/ Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case

-Power Supply: COOLER MASTER UCP RSB00-AAAAA3 1100W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Power Supply


-Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 64-bit for System Builders – OEM

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  • John B.
  • 2/1/2011 5:05:54 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsIt SUCKS

Pros: Not many

Cons: It sucks, won't play a lot of blu-rays
Shortly it quit playing HD-DVD's
Only plays some blu-rays even if you upgrade the drive flash

Other Thoughts: I would never buy another LG drive.

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  • Stephen O.
  • 7/27/2009 1:04:11 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNice, but doesn't play BluRay

Pros: Hardware works great. Included software "LG Hi Def Suite" had every feature I could think of and seemed stable and pleasant to use.

Cons: The included software "CyberLink PowerDVD 7.3 Ultra" (part of the LG Hi Def Suite) will not play recent retail BluRay discs. The software will get into an infinite loop of "Update Required", "Update Complete" without actually accomplishing anything on recent BluRay discs. CyberLink PowerDVD Tech support has sent me a specific patch for this drive that failed to resolve the issue, and now they simply say "Sorry".

Note that a trial version of AnyDVD HD software was able to bypass copy protection on the drive and allowed PowerDVD to play back discs, but since it's a 14 day trial and $100 software, as much as the drive itself costs, that's not an ideal solution.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/24/2009 12:19:36 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo problems whatsoever.

Pros: Very fast drive. Coming from a 6 year old DVD burner drive, this thing blew me away with it's speed. Plays Blu-Rays no problem and at an admirable speed.

Cons: Haven't encountered any.

Other Thoughts: Haven't tested HDDVD's because I do not own any, but I'm going to assume it works.

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  • Elkin G.
  • 7/23/2009 7:43:08 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot so fast...

Pros: - Plays Blu-ray, I think.
- Burns DVDs ok.

Cons: - Slow read for Blu-ray, DVD, everything.
- Power DVD 7 is garbage.
- A bit too long for certain cases.

Other Thoughts: The only way I am able to watch Blu-ray with these drives, is by placing a Blu-ray disc in it, and ripping it to the hard drive. Otherwise, the video keeps breaking up due to slow read. - DO NOT get the OEM version of this, or you won't even get the bad Power DVD 7 that comes with the retail version. You will eventually have to get Power DVD 9 Ultra.

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  • Randy M.
  • 7/23/2009 6:43:39 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery good

Pros: Has software disk included with everything that is needed. Reads/plays HD-DVD movies, reads/plays Blu-Ray movies. Have not tried burning data/lightscribe label, but both are common technology that has been around for a while.

Cons: Only two very minor things. First, the light on the drive to indicate it is in use is bright, but my tower has a door that covers the bay I mounted it in, so it is not a problem. Second, it is somewhat loud, but just sounds like an extra fan inside the case; when playing a HD/Blu-Ray movie, I plan to have the surround sound going, so that will easily cover up the extra sound from this drive.

Other Thoughts: Before using this drive, I had to install the programs from the included utilities disk and do an update from the Internet. Once I did that, the first HD-DVD I tried (Batman Begins) worked like a charm, as did the first Blu-Ray I tried (Iron Man). So far, very pleased with this drive and included software.
OS: Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit
Motherboard: ASUS M3A78-T
CPU: AMD Phenom X4 HD995ZXAGHBOX (2.6GHz quad-core)
Power Supply: ZALMAN ZM850-HP (850 Watt)
Main Optical: LG GGC-H20L (HD-DVD, Blu-Ray, Lightscribe)
Video Card: ASUS EAH4670/DI/512M/A

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  • Eric S.
  • 7/22/2009 11:50:59 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsLoud, but gets the job done

Pros: Solid, all components still in operation after 6 months, has burned hundreds of Songs, movies, OSes, and games, SATA 3GB/s, almost future-proof!

Cons: Slow reading speeds coupled by even slower writing speeds, currently the loudest component on my machine

Other Thoughts: Would I buy it again? probably, especially if LG makes it faster!

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  • Nicholas E.
  • 7/21/2009 4:03:57 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat burner!

Pros: Excellent speed
Can read all blu-ray discs
Very quiet

Cons: None that I have seen.

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  • Gage C.
  • 7/21/2009 11:10:22 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect if you have the right system

Pros: This Blu-Ray drive worked absolutely perfect. My 22" Acer monitor and my PNY GeForce 9600GT cards in SLI make playing moving flawless. It comes with all the software needed to watch the movies I watched the first 30 minutes of The Incredible Hulk on Blu-Ray and the quality is just amazing.

Cons: Not a single problem, other than the LightScribe software not working on the Windows 7 RC.

Other Thoughts: You must update the CyberLink software that comes with the drive or it will not play the latest Blu-Ray and HD-DVD titles. The drive already comes with the latest firmware, so that is not a factor. Also, be sure your monitor and video card are both HDCP capable. Probably the biggest reason why people have trouble with Blu-Ray on computers is they don't set everything up completely or their systems are incompatible. If you have the system, compatible parts, and update the software till it says there are no more updates available, you should have no problem using this drive.

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  • Mark D.
  • 7/20/2009 6:03:49 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood drive when working!!

Pros: Drive is killer fast at burning CD-R and DVD-R. Gotta love the Blu-ray and the fact that it still can play HD-DVD, even though I do not own any.

Cons: Drive stopped working after 38 days of ownership. This would be a 5 star if not for that fact!!

Other Thoughts: Contacted LG Cust. Svc. and they are sending me a shipping label to return the drive to them and send me a new one under the one year manufacturers warranty!! Good service from LG on this point.

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