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LG GSA-H55L DVD+RW 20X8X16 DVD-RW 20X6X16 DL 10X Lightscribe DVD Writer IDE 2MB Black OEM W/ SW

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SKU: 25398
Shipping Weight: 2lbs

Part #: GSA-H55L BLACK

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Features [ Edit | History ]

20x DVD±R Write Speed
LightScribe™ Disc Labeling Technology
SecurDisc™ Technology
Password Protection
Digital Signature
Data Reliability
Data Integrity Check
Copy Protection (Supports PDF file only)
Compatible with all DVD Formats

Specifications [ Edit | History ]

Read :DVD-ROM (Single/Dual) 16x/12x max
:DVD-Video (CSS Compliant Disc) 8x max. (Single/Dual layer)
:DVD-R/-RW/-R DL 16x/12x/12x max.
:DVD+R/+RW/+R DL 16x/ 12x/12x max.
:DVD-RAM (Ver. 2.0 & Higher) 5x, 12x PCAV
:CD-R/RW/ROM 48x/40x/48xmax.
:CD-DA (DAE) 40x max.
Write :DVD+R 2.4x, 4x (CLV), 8x (ZCLV), 12x (PCAV), 16x, *18x,*20x (CAV)
:DVD+RW 2.4x, 4x,6x (CLV), 8x (ZCLV)
:DVD-R 2x, 4x(CLV), 8x (ZCLV), 12x (PCAV), 16x, *18x,*20x (CAV)
:DVD-RW 1x, 2x, 4x , 6x (CLV)
:DVD+R DL 2.4x, 4x (CLV), 6x , 8x(ZCLV), 10x (PCAV)
:DVD-R DL 4x (CLV), 6x, 8x (ZCLV), 10x (PCAV)
:DVD-RAM 2x, 3x (CLV) , 5x, 6x, 8x,12x PCAV (Ver. 2.0 & Higher)
:CD-R 16x (CLV), 24x (ZCLV), 40x, 48x (CAV)
:CD-RW 4x, 10x, 16x (CLV), 24x, 32x (ZCLV), (High Speed: 10x . Ultra Speed> 16x)
ACCESS TIME :DVD-ROM (SL/DL) 140/175 ms typ / CD-ROM 120 ms typ
DATA TRANSFER RATE :DVD-ROM 22.16 Mbytes/s (16x) max
:CD-ROM 7,200 kB/s (48x) max
:Track Resolution: 400~2000 [DPI]
:Linear Velocity: 0.25 ~ 1.4 [m/sec]
:Laser Power: 40 [mW] as Objective emission light of 780nm wavelength
:Colour: Monochrome
LOADING :Motorized Tray
Read/Write :Windows Millennium Edition (Me) , Windows Vista x86, x64
:Windows 2000 Professional
SUPPORTED FORMATS : Windows XP Home Edition, Professional, Media Center Edition
Reads/Writes :DVD-ROM: 4.7GB (Single Layer), 8.5GB (Dual Layer)
:DVD-RW: 4.7GB (Ver. 1.1)
:DVD+R: 4.7GB
:DVD+R DL: 8.5GB
:DVD-R DL: 8.5GB
:DVD+RW: 4.7GB
:DVD-RAM: 4.7GB (Ver. 2.0 & Higher )
:CD-ROM Mode-1 data disc
:CD-ROM Mode-2 data disc
:CD-ROM XA, CD-I, Photo-CD Multi-Session, Video CD
:CD-Audio Disc Mixed mode CD-ROM disc (data and audio)
:CD-R (Conforming to “Orange Book Part 2”: read & write)
:CD-RW (Conforming to “Orange Book Part 3”: read & write)
:DVD-R: 3.95GB (Ver. 1.0: read only), 4.7GB (Ver. 2.0 for Authoring: read only), 4.7GB (Ver. 2.0 for General: read & write)
MOUNTING :Vertical and Horizontal installable
FRONT PANEL CONTROLS/ :Open/Close button
INDICATORS :Busy indicator
REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS :USB Connector, Power Connector, Power Switch
AUTHORING TOOLS :Nero Recording Software (NeroExpress, InCD)
:Cyberlink's Authoring and Playback Software (PowerProducer, PowerDVD)
SIZE (WxDxH) :146 x 41.3 x 165 mm (without bezel)
WEIGHT :Max 1.76 lbs (NET)
LGE CANADA WARRANTY :One year warranty

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Experience: 5 Months


I have this DVD writter since 5 months and it's still running perfectly, it's quiet and fast enought.

I would purchase it again and I recommend it.

Experience: 6 Months


none to date
I bought this for a new PC and I like it. This was not my first LG DVD writter and I'm also pleased of the others I had...

I just 'might' have an issue with audio CDs that are not playing well but I really suspect the brand of the CDs... (Memorex)

Experience: 2 Months


- lightscribe
- reads and writes practically any disc format (not BD or HDDVD of course)
- adds significant electrical noise to the analog audio channel
- bit slow to get started on disc insertion
I bought this model because of my previous experience with LG optical drives. It does handle any type of disc I throw at it. There were a couple of -R's from a friend which didn't work, but they were unviewable on any computer or DVD player, so I'm putting that down to bad disc/burn rather than a problem with this drive.

The low rating is because of the electrical noise on the analog channel. It's very annoying, particularly when you are watching a DVD with a headset on. Every seek, pause, spin up or down adds a medium pitch whine which is particularly loud during quit scenes. Now, I'm not 100% sure the drive is to blame, but I have never heard this before with any other DVD drive, so that's a strong indicator that it is indeed cuased by this drive. I should note that the electrical noise does not get added to digital outputs, so audio on my speakers is great.

Experience: 10 Days


Fast Quiet Reliable name
it's ide(well it can't be perfect)
this thing is quiet.. and fast.. Lg makes good stuff, I've never been disapointed with them, and I'm still not

Experience: 3 Weeks


Fast, Quiet, Price, and Durability
None Found
Brought this drive to replace other LG Drive I had, still worked but friend needed Drive so I gave him mine. This drive is solid. Have never had a bad experience with Dvd Writers, This time is no different. And for the price you can not go wrong.

Experience: 7 Days


Light scribe is nice, very fast burn times
none as of yet
I decided to update my older LG DVD writer with this DL burner, works very will and a lot faster even in DL mode

Experience: 1 Months


- lightscribe
- cheap
- fast
- sound level
Bought this a month ago, and i have to say that it works pretty well. I've burned about 29 discs since i got it and have to say that for the price this thing is awesome. It even came with lightscribe (which i've yet to try). The only thing I dislike about this burner is the sound. Sometimes it's louder then my games, but maybe I just got a faulty one.

Experience: 6 Days


Really reliable
none so far
Got this because puts it on their 10 most reliable list, and it does its job real well, highly recommended although it is IDE.

Experience: 7 Days


It does what its meant to do perfectly. Also has lightscribe which is a plus. Bought it to match my black case. Would buy again.

Experience: 1 Weeks


- 20X6X16X
- LightScribe
- 2MB cache
Has bought this drive for replacing a old one which wasn't burning properly.
Replacement was easy, and is working fine, the only thing I found a bit low is the cache of the drive, 2MB is a bit low when burning at really high speed.

But still, recommended.

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