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The GGW -H20L is the first Blu-ray Disc burner to support 6X speed for writing to BD-R. That’s up fr... See full description.
  • Internal
  • SATA

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The GGW-H20L is the first Blu-ray Disc burner to support 6X speed for writing to BD-R. That’s up from 4X on the GGW-H10N, and up from 2X on the early Blu-ray Disc burners from Plextor, Sony, and Pioneer. In the PC World Test Center’s evaluation, the drive’s performance reflected its boosted specs even on slower speed-rated media. (According to media manufacturers, 4X media first ships at the end of 2007; 6X media won’t come until the first quarter of 2008.)

On our disc-mastering test, we saw a 22 percent performance improvement by the GGW-H20L over its predecessor (itself a speedy performer compared with other Blu-ray burners we’ve tested), shaving nearly 6 minutes off the times we clocked. The GGW-H20L required just 22 minutes to write 22GB of data to single-layer 2X Verbatim BD-R media. Performance on formatting and packet writing to rewritable BD-RE media showed a similar boost (even though that spec technically remains unchanged): The GGW-H20L was 23 percent faster than its predecessor at this task, taking 1 hour, 43 minutes (compared with the GGW-H10N’s 2 hours, 14 minutes).

product specification
Type Internal
Connectivity SATA
Writing Speed DVD 16
Writing Speed CD 40
Rewriting Speed DVD 8
Rewriting Speed CD 24
Release date 3 Dec 2007
Rewriting Speed Blu-ray 2
Reading Speed Blu-ray 6
USB port No
Blu-ray Double Layer Yes
(S)ATA Yes
Disc Printing Function LightScribe
Double Layer Yes
Memory card slot No
DVD-RAM Recording Yes
DVD+RW Recording No
DVD-RW Recording No
Reading Speed DVD 16
Reading Speed CD 40
Firewire No
Writing Speed Blu-ray 6