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LG Black 6X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 6X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Super Multi Blu-ray Disc Burner & HD DVD-ROM Drive GGW-H20L LightScribe Support

  • 6X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R
  • 6X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM
  • 4MB Cache
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The LG GGW-H20L 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 can write 8.5 GB of data to one dual-layer DVD, in DVD±R mode, you'll get 16X write speed, and you can burn Blu-ray and play HD DVD media, single or dual layered! 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 playback of MPEG2, the native compression technique for HDTV broadcasts, or even more capacity with advanced codes such as AVC.

With the creative power of 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 DVD Burner The LG GGW-H20L Blu-ray DVD burner is capable of writing up to 50GB of data or up to four hours of high-definition HDV 1080i video on a write-once BD-R disc or a rewritable BD-RE disc. The next-generation Blu-ray drive provides a perfect solution for high volume data backup and HD video recording.
  • newegg SuperMulti DVD Burner The LG GGW-H20L Blu-ray DVD burner 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 GGW-H20L Blu-ray DVD burner 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 GGW-H20L Blu-ray DVD burner supports up to 1.5 Gb/s bandwidth to provide more stable and speedy data transfer for faster and smoother read and write performance.

Learn more about the LG Electronics GGW-H20L

General

Brand
LG
Model
GGW-H20L
Type
Internal Blu-ray Burner

Performance

Cache
4MB
BD-ROM Access Time
180 ms

Write Speed

BD-R
6X
BD-RE
2X
DVD+R
16X
DVD+RW
8X
DVD-R
16X
DVD-RW
6X
CD-R
40X
CD-RW
24X
BD-R DL
4X
BD-RE DL
2X
DVD+R DL
4X
DVD-R DL
4X

Read Speed

BD-ROM
6X
DVD-ROM
16X
CD-ROM
40X

Physical Spec

LightScribe Support
Yes
Windows Vista
Works with Windows Vista
Form Factor
5.25"
Panel Color
Black

Configuration

Load Type
Tray
Interface
SATA

Software

Operating Systems Supported
Windows Vista (x86, x64)
Windows XP (Home/Professional/Media Center) with SP2

Features

System Requirements
CPU: Intel Pentium D 3.2GHz or Equivelent
RAM: 1GB or more
HDD: 30GB or more of available space\60GB for Blu-ray Disc Authoring
Features
Read Speed:
HD DVD-ROM: 3x Max
HD DVD-ROM: (DL) 3x Max

Packaging

Package Contents
GGW-H20L
User Manual
Software Disc
SATA Cable
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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  • Benjamin S.
  • 6/14/2013 8:34:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill using this

Pros: Will play pretty much anything in the CD/DVD/HD/Bluray format.

Light scribe, burns very nice DVDs, archival Blurays.

Will play obsolete HD DVDs.

Cons: You need to update the firmware. You need something like Arc Soft's Total Media Theater to play current Blurays.

It is slow. Some movies take to long to talk to the server.

Other Thoughts: I have all the older software and the upgrades and they are not worth the hassle of using.

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  • Matthew D.
  • 8/28/2009 6:29:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsso far so good

Pros: Cheap BD 25 and BD 50 burner

Cons: Software is not the best. I had to download several patches before it would fully play a blu-ray

Other Thoughts: I have yet to burn anything yet. So far it has played movies just fine. Currently it is ripping a movie and I am able to do other thing on my PC like play games and stream movies without any system hangs. Be sure you have a HDCP graphics card and monitor. Currently I'm running 2 gtx 260 cards in SLI and have HDMI out on my PC.

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  • Jamie B.
  • 8/24/2009 1:14:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great BluRay playback, disc burning. Lightscribe is nice. All inclusive drive that does just about anything you throw at it.

Cons: Poor software. I installed the PowerDVD on my system and it wouldn't play back any discs. Tried other playback programs and still nothing. Finally had to reformat my system to get it to work properly.

Other Thoughts: Great drive, not so great software. A lot of unnecessary work for a drive that should play if all of your specifications are in sync with what the device requires.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/18/2009 1:47:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsP.O.S.!!

Pros: ZERO!!!...oh wait new egg customer support is awesome!!!

Cons: Does not read blu ray and barely reads other media!!!

Other Thoughts: dont buy!!!

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/15/2009 9:32:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsOne the Bedt BD Writers available

Pros: Workers better than advertised

Cons: Bundled Software

Other Thoughts: This was THE FIRST reliable BD drive and is still one of the top two. Cyberware software is always bundled as a teaser, not the full version. BD drives are a new tech just like DVD was 10 years ago and not for the faint of heart. New tech is always buggy and in need of tweaks to get working properly. It is also expensive. Don't dive in if you are not ready to swim!

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  • Chris S.
  • 8/13/2009 8:34:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSoftware = Garbage.

Pros: Fast and quiet drive, nice looking front panel.

Cons: Software. Cyberlink suite is garbage. Will not play any Blu-ray movie I own. Even after all "updates" it still wont play. DVD played fine, Blu-ray will not. The whole point is to play and burn Blu-ray discs, under Vista 64bit OS.

Other Thoughts: Should have spent $150 -less- and simply got a DVD burner for my new build.

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  • Kenneth S.
  • 8/13/2009 5:55:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSoftware makes this useless

Pros: Very fast drive, quite, recognized and installed as a ODD in Vista 64 Bit.

Cons: Cyberlink Software. The whole purpose of this drive is to play and burn Blue-Ray discs. The Cyberlink Software is absolutely horrible. It will not play any DVD's/Blue Rays on Vista 64 bit. Customer support is marginal at best and can't seem to trouble shoot outside cutting and pasting from a manual.

Other Thoughts: I can only give this one egg because the purpose of having a BlueRay burner without buying other, working software is defeated by the uselessness of the bundled Cyberlink software for Vista 64 bit.

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  • J K.
  • 8/13/2009 12:19:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery solid drive

Pros: Very solid drive, does what it says it will do.

Cons: Cyberlink software is serviceable, but not very good as others have noted. This is why 4 eggs instead of 5.

Other Thoughts: The drive is a little bigger than most CD/DVD drives - longer by about an inch. I wasn't able to fit it in the computer I planned on, but was able to install in another computer that had a longer drive bay.

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  • Theodore H.
  • 8/9/2009 9:21:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsCrippled by Cyberlink

Pros: Easy to install, reasonable price, plays both Blu Ray & HD-DVDs, good picture quality.

Cons: Cyberlink S/W unreliable. It allows sound sporadically. It requires DAILY updates/downloads/patches which have compromised the sound on my whole computer system! Support is minimal aside from solicitations to buy the $99 version 9.

Other Thoughts: Only buy this if you can get reliable third party Blu-Ray HD software.

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  • Bradley B.
  • 8/9/2009 7:03:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsgreat drive

Pros: This drive burns bd-r quite fast and has been a great addition to my computer

Cons: none yet

Other Thoughts: I have had no problems with this drive as far as lagging or software clashing i have heard reports of both I would not recommend this drive to some one using a single core processor

AMD PhenomII X4 9950-black edition
8G mushkin ram (1066mhz)

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