While they’ve gotten new features and faster speeds, the basic design has remained the same. I used 12x rated Memorex Gold 74 minute media for the tests. Storage by Rick Broida Sep 13, However, because it scans with an ECC sum of 8, a higher number of PIF errors is acceptable, as long as they do not exceed Until now, there were very few options, unless you wanted to shell out thousands of dollars for a certified test machine. When testing the drive’s capacity I found that the drive was able to overburn up to While LG has gone out of their way to provide a nice interface, the documentation is in PDF format and will require you to install Adobe Acrobat before it can be read.

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While the drive performed very well with both formats, it was considerably faster when writing to DVD-R discs, taking less than 5 minutes to burn an entire 4. More importantly, none of the sectors on the disc were unreadable. Electronic format aside, the manual is a good example of what we’ve come to expect from LG. Unfortunately, its seek times were not as h55p as some of the other drives. Off by default, this LED lights up green whenever the drive is reading or writing.


Be respectful, keep it civil and vsa on topic. Unfortunately, like the LHA1H, it came up short of this mark. The score given is an average of the three. These are the ones you should grab. It also ships with the latest version of Nero Essentials, which features SecurDisc – a security technology co-developed by LG and Nero to keep your data safe.


– LG GSA-H55L 20x ‘Super-Multi’ DVD±RW/RAM – Reviews – all-pages

To make a long story short, I am using a 4. Aside from the new “SecurDisc” logo, there really isn’t much of a difference between it and LG’s previous “Super Multi” drives. If you do not have a key, Nero Express can generate one for you. However, because it scans with an ECC sum of 8, a higher number of PIF errors is acceptable, as long as they do not exceed Here is a screen shot from Nero’s InfoTool.

Since the introduction of their first gs inthe company has grown to become one of the world’s top electronics manufacturers, offering everything from large home appliances to tiny mobile phones. You can see from the screen shot that while the LG GSA-H55L supports accurate stream, it does not cache audio data nor does it have the ability to retrieve C2 error information from the CD.

Written by Karr Wang, this utility can be used to test the number of C1 and C2 errors on a disc. Using this feature, you can check to see if your data has been altered due to the physical decay of the media.

From here, the manual jumps into the physical installation of the drive. The drive starts writing at 16x and jumps to 24x at about the 15 minute mark. The disc is While you can capture your own video, PowerProducer gives you the ability to import video files in a number of different formats. During the burn process, SecurDisc’s defect management system will fill the disc’s empty space with redundancy and checksum data.


The Movie and Star Wars: System Requirements Details Processor Type. The specification sheet claims that SecurDisc can also improve the readability of damaged discs.

LG GSA H55L Super-Multi – DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM drive – IDE Series

For this test I randomly generated MB of files and directories to test the time it takes the drive to write and close a CD. While LightScribe capable drives use the same laser when burning both the data and label, they have to be able to accurately control the laser’s focus and position as well as the spindle speed. From here you can also password protect your files or digitally sign the disc using a private key.

The results are shown below.

We did this to our discs, but they still weren’t readable in our Pioneer drive. While LG’s gsaa “Super-Multi” drive has a few rough spots, it performed pretty well throughout most of our tests. From here you can choose to create a new movie disc, edit an existing one or transfer video directly to DVD. Once you’ve created your LightScribe label, you’re ready to print it. The media types, along with the average time it took the drive to write our 4.