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LG GBW-H20L Super Multi Blue Review

Posted 28 August 2008 18:07 CET by MegaDETH


 

 

Review: LG GBW-H20L
Reviewed by: MegaDETH
Provided by: LG - USA
Firmware: YG01
Manufactured:  April 2008


LG USA was kind enough to send us the GBW-H20L Super Multi Blue Disc Drive Rewriter with LightScribe. LG, an early endorser of Blu-Ray, has made it possible for the consumer to experience Blu-Ray reading and writing making this a true “Super-Multi” drive. The LG GBW-H20L is an internal SATA drive.

In this review we will show the performance of the LG GBW-H20L 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:


Let us take a look at the detailed specifications of the LG GBW-H20L Super Multi Blue Disc Drive Rewriter with LightScribe:

What’s inside the box?


Let’s take a look at what comes with the retail package:

As we can see, the retail package contains almost everything you need to get started:

  • The LGGBW-H20L Super Multi Blue Drive with LightScribe
  • Serial ATA Cable
  • Power Adaptor (12volt to SATA)
  • Installation manual
  • Quick Setup Guide and Limited Warranty booklet
  • Mounting screws
  • LG DVD Writer Solution software disk, including PowerDVD, PowerProducer, Power2GO with LightScribe, Instant Burn, Power Backup, BD Advisor.

 

LG DVD Writer Solution software CD

Cyberlink BD Advisor (Beta) showing Blu-Ray compatibility

 

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

Front

Back

Side

Now let’s take look at some screen shots of the drive itself:                                                  

 

Front

Back

 
Top


Drive Sticker

On the top of the drive we found a sticker that shows the drive was made in Korea and has a production date of April 2008.


Bottom


Drive Right


Drive Left

 

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