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LG GBW-H10N Super Multi Blu-ray Burner Review

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Zevia
Retired Senior Administrator and Review Coordinator USA
Article posted 06 Dec 06 09:30

Introduction


 

 

Review: LG GBW-H10N
Reviewed by: zevia
Provided by: LG Electronics – USA
Firmware: GL04
Manufactured: August 2006


LG USA was kind enough to send us their world’s first 4x Blu-ray writer: the LG GBW-H10N Super Multi Blue. The drive supports 4x BD-R allowing Single Layer of recordable Blu-ray discs of 25 GB data to be written in about 22 minutes. In addition this drive also supports 2x BD-RE, 12x DVD+R/-R, 8x/6x DVD+RW/-RW, 5x DVD-RAM, and 4x DVD+R DL/-R DL writing technology, allowing Double/Dual Layer discs of 8.5Gb to be written.

In this article we will show the performance of the GBW-H10N by running the drive through many tests on a considerable amount of various CD/DVD/BD media.

 

Corporate Information:


We took a quick look at the company information found at LG Electronic USA sites:

LG Electronics, Inc. (Korea Stock Exchange: 6657.KS) was established in 1958 as the pioneer in the Korean consumer electronics market. The company is a major global force in electronics and information and communications products with more than 64,000 employees working in 76 overseas subsidiaries and marketing units around the world. With annual total revenues of more than US $16.9 billion (non-consolidated), LG Electronics comprises three main business companies: Digital Display & Media, Digital Appliance, and Telecommunication Equipment & Handset.

LG Electronics’ goal is to enable the intelligent networking of digital products that will make consumers’ lives better than ever.

Mobile Phone

Headquartered in San Diego, California, LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc., is the North American wireless division of LGE, a business unit of LG Electronics (LGE) and global manufacturer of electronics products based in Seoul, Korea.

TV / Audio / Video

From LG, a global leader and among the world’s fastest growing electronics companies, comes a line of high quality award-winning plasmas, LCD and digital video products that will redefine the high-end home theater experience.

Computer Products

The LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. Information Systems Products division (LGE ISP) markets LG-brand LCD displays, as well as optical storage CD and DVD readers and writers, to reseller and retail distribution channels.

Home Appliances

Through strong research and development in appliances and information technologies, LG Electronics has elevated the way appliances are used in daily life.

If you are interested in reading more about LG Electronic USA, please visit: www.lgusa.com.

 

Drive Specifications and System Requirements:


 

Let us take a look at the specifications of the LG GBW-H10N Super Multi Blue.

Drive Specifications

Now let’s take a look at the system requirements of the LG GBW-H10N Super Multi Blue.

System Requirements

 

What’s inside the box?


The drive we received was a retail package.

The retail package includes the following items:

  • The LG GBW-H10N Super Multi Blue drive
  • Owner’s Manual
  • Product Registration card and Limited Warranty booklet
  • Software Disc including CyberLink BD Solution
  • 4 Screws and an IDE cable
  • Verbatim BD-R Recordable media (25GB)

 

Now let’s take a look at the details on the retail box:


Box Front



Box Rear

 

Box Left, Right and detail zoomed in


Box Top and Bottom

Now it’s time to take a look at the drive itself:


Drive bezel

On the drive tray from left to right we have Super Multi Blue logo, LG Electronics logo, and Blu-ray logo. On the bottom part we see DVD Alliance (DVD+R/RW/+R DL) logo, DVD Multi Recorder logo, Compact Disc High Speed Speed Rewriteable logo, emergency eject hole, LED indicator (green), and at the far right is the eject button.

 
Top


Drive Sticker

On the top of the drive we found a sticker that shows it was made in Korea and has a production date of August 2006.


Bottom


Drive Right


Drive Left

 
Rear

From left to right: digital audio connector; analog audio connector; environment setup jumpers to set the drive to cable select, slave or master; IDE connector and finally the power connector. Jumper setting from the sample drive we received was set to Master.

 
Interior


Renesas R8J32700FPV Chipset

Now, let us connect the drive and check out the features, program bundle and writing technology on the next page…


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