LG GGC-H20L Blu-ray/HD DVD Combo Drive
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LG GGC-H20L Blu-ray/HD DVD Combo Drive


Overall rating 9/10

The struggle continues between Blu-ray and HD DVD but manufacturers are already racing to produce hybrid drives that can support both. One may expect them to be costly but as the new LG GGC-H20L shows, that may not always be the case.

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Product Specification

Read Speed DVD-ROM Read: 16x, Max, DVD-RAM Read: 5x, Max, CD-ROM Read: 40x, Max, BD-ROM/R (SL) Read: 6x, Max, BD-ROM/R (DL) Read: 4.8x, Max, BD-RE (SL/DL) Read: 2x, Max, HD DVD-ROM (SL) Read: 3x, HD DVD-ROM (DL) Read: 3x
Write Speed DVD+R Write: 16x, DVD+RW Write: 8x, DVD+R DL Write: 4x, DVD-R Write: 16x, DVD-RW Write: 6x, DVD-R DL Write: 4x, DVD-RAM Write: 5x, CD-R Write: 40x, CD-RW Write: 24x
Access Time: BD-ROM: 180ms, HD DVD-ROM: 210ms, DVD: 160ms, CD: 150ms
Interface SATA
Buffer Size 4MB
Writing Mode
  • DVD: Disc-At-Once, Incremental Recording, Restricted Overwriting, Sequential Recording, Random Recording
  • CD: Track-at-Once, Disc-at-Once, Session-at-Once, Packet Recording (fixed & variable)
Supported Disc Formats
  • DVD:
  • DVD+R DL 8.5GB
  • DVD+R 4.7GB
  • DVD+RW 4.7GB
  • DVD-R DL: 8.5GB
  • DVD-R 4.7GB (closed session)
  • DVD-RW 4.7GB (closed session)
  • DVD-RAM
  • DVD-Video
  • CD:
  • CD-DA
  • CD-ROM XA (m1, m2f1/m2f2)
  • CD-R
  • CD-RW
  • Bootable CD
  • Photo CD (single & multi-session)
  • Video CD
  • CD-Extra
  • CD-Text
Dimensions 146 x 41.3 x 185 mm (w/o bezel)
Weight 870g