LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review

DVD-R media writing quality:

In these tests we will be using a Lite-On LH-18A1P drive along with KProbe 2 to measure disc quality. We will also be using a BenQ DW1640 and Nero CD-DVD Speed for our transfer rate tests.

LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review
LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review
LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review

LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review

A very fast 18x burn, only 5 minutes and 2 seconds. Outstanding quality, too.

This media is well suited for 18x burns.

LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review
LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review
LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review

LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review

An excellent quality burn, as expected with Taiyo Yuden media.

LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review
LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review
LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review

LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review

A very fast 16x burn, only 5 minutes and 36 seconds. Quality is good, and a transfer rate test shows no issues.

LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review
LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review
LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review

LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review

This burn looks very good. Achieving a good quality burn with the media that has often been a challenge to other drives.

LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review
LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review
LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review

LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review

A very fast 18x burn with excellent quality. TYG03 is one of the best 18x media, and LG GSA-H22N handles it extremely well.

LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review
LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review
LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review
LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review

LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review

The LG GSA-H22N lacks a 16x strategy for this 16x-certified media. The burn took almost 15 minutes with the default 4x strategy. Burn quality is good.

LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review
LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review
LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review

LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review

Burn time of 9 minutes is a little on the slow side, but we can’t argue with the result. The total PIF number of 32 indicates near-perfect media, near-perfectly burned at its rated speed. DVD burns don’t get much better than this.

 

DVD-ReWritable media:

LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review
LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review
LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review

LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review

This Verbatim media produces an acceptable but far from stellar quality burn.

LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review
LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review
LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review

LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review

PIF numbers are out of the normal range, indicating potential reading problems in some devices, but a transfer rate test shows no problems when the disc is read in another drive.

LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review
LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review
LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review

LG GSA-H22N Super Multi DVD Burner Review

This is about as good as it gets with DVD-RW media.

Summary:

The LG GSA-H22N produced excellent results on most of our DVD-R media but was only acceptable with DVD-RW media.