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LG USB 2.0 Slim External SUPER MULTI DVD Burner with LightScribe Model GSA-E50L LightScribe Support

  • 8X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 6X DVD+R DL 8X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 24X CD-R 16X CD-RW
  • 8X DVD-ROM 24X CD-ROM
  • 2MB Cache
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Learn more about the LG Electronics GSA-E50L

Model

Brand
LG
Model
GSA-E50L
Type
Slim DVD Burner

Performance

DVD-ROM Access Time
160ms
CD-ROM Access Time
140ms
Cache
2MB
Data Transfer Rate
CD-ROM: 3,600KB/s(32x)max.
DVD-ROM: 11.08MB/s (12x)max

WRITE Speed

DVD+R
8X
DVD+RW
8X
DVD-R
8X
DVD-RW
6X
CD-R
24X
CD-RW
16X
DVD+R DL
6X
DVD-R DL
6X
DVD-RAM
5X

READ Speed

DVD-ROM
8X
CD-ROM
24X

Physical Spec

LightScribe Support
Yes
Panel Color
Black/Silver
Dimensions
6.14" x 6.50" x 0.84"

Configuration

Load Type
Tray
Interface
USB 2.0

Software

Operating Systems Supported
Windows Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Ultimate Edition
Windows XP Professional, Media Center Edition
Windows 2000 Professional
Software Contents
Easy Media Creator (SonicSolutions)
Nero (Ahead)

Packaging

Package Contents
GSA-E50L
Software Disk
USB Cable
USB Power Cable

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Lyle W.
  • 2/6/2009 7:31:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSpend your hard-earned dollars elsewhere

Pros: USB bus powered; thin and lightweight; makes wonderful coasters, both DVD and CD

Cons: just flat-out doesn't burn anything

Other Thoughts: I thought it was my media (Taiyo Yuden CD's, Verbatim and TDK DVD's) until I realized it wouldn't even read media burned by the unit itself. I definitely got a bad one, and am not willing to try another of the same model or brand. Oh, and I gave it one egg because it's impossible to give 0 eggs.

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  • Fintan M.
  • 2/1/2009 2:32:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorked exactly once

Pros: Nice looking and was the no extrernal power DVD drive I wanted.

Cons: Very light weight. cheap plastic body. Worked exactly once. Sent it back with no hassle from NewEgg.

Other Thoughts: Great idea, poorly executed.

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  • Brian R.
  • 1/28/2009 11:25:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Burner

Pros: Burner is as small as you could expect and fits well in a pouch in my laptop bag. Using USB for both data and power is a good solution when on the road, provided you have enough free USB ports. Burns as quickly as an internal burner on a minitower. Looks pretty sleek to boot.

Cons: Can get a little bit noisy when running at full speed, but seems to be a bit quieter than a lot of full size models that I've come across.

Other Thoughts: I use this with my eeePC 1000h, since it didn't have an optical drive built in.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/13/2009 7:32:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as described

Pros: Don't need to carry around a power cord. Gets all power from USB cord(s). If you are burning, just plug in the second USB cord for extra power.

Cons: Silly thing is the same size as the 8.9" Acer Aspire One that I bought it for. But I knew it would be that way. I just think it's funny.

Other Thoughts: Fiance loves it and her little computer.

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  • Ray B.
  • 12/18/2008 4:13:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: works fine thus far.

Cons: drains your laptop battery faster than expected.

Other Thoughts: Got this for an eeePC 1000H. plug and plays great. Will drain the battery fast so be careful or plug in your laptop to the wall especially if you have an power eater.

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  • Thomas J.
  • 12/16/2008 2:30:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice burner

Pros: Good drive. No power supply needed.

Cons: Needs 2 usb ports for some uses. I have a usb hub so no worries but it could be a factor for some.

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  • Domokos V.
  • 11/26/2008 9:01:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFirmware Update Absolutely Needed!!!

Pros: Estetically pleasing looks, good feature set and goood software bundle.

Cons: Does not recognize the disks that it burned itself. The disks are fine but GSA-E50L doesn't recognize them. In Windows Explorer they show up as blank disks with no free space. I wasted about a dozen of disks until I realized that the drive doesn't work correctly without the newest firmware update.

Other Thoughts: You neeed firmware NE02. If you have NE01, go to the LG support website, download GSA-E50L_NE02(EW).zip and do the update. Be careful, if you make a mistake, you permanently damage your drive and LG Electonics doesn't accept responsability. If you are not comfortable with making the update, then don't buy this product or wait unttil the retail version will include NE02.
By the way, when you install the drive, it also installs some automatic update facility. The automatic updates will not update the firmware. Don't wait for miracles, you have to do it yourself.

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  • Wm S.
  • 11/14/2008 2:58:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSweet!

Pros: small, lightweight, doesn't need a power outlet

Cons: not entirely plug-&-play, an optional case would be nice

Other Thoughts: At first I couldn't get my Tablet PC to recognize the device when it was plugged in and I was afraid I'd have to send it back. I did a little digging around online and ran across the suggestion to plug it in while the PC was off and then turn the PC on. Presto! It works!

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/6/2008 10:35:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBeautiful and works well

Pros: Sleek and sturdy
Looks stunning on desk with my laptop computer
Doesn't make too much noise
Doesn't require external power supply
Put it on a USB hub with other devices like usb keyboard, external hard drive, etc.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I have used this primarily (and heavily) for playing DVDs and audio CDs. I didn't wanna use slot loading drive of my MacBook too much for such heavy duty stuff - as they come with an expiration date.

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  • Gus P.
  • 10/25/2008 9:41:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLG DVD

Pros: Works great on my laptop. Couldn't ask for more.

Cons: None

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