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LG GH22 22x Super Multi Drive

Postby Ian on Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:18 am

LG has answered Samsung's challenge with their own 22x DVD writer. The GH22 features 22x DVD±R, 16x DVD+R DL, 12x DVD-R DL and 12x DVD-RAM writing speeds and support for LightScribe and SecurDisc. According to LG's claims, the GH22 can burn an entire DVD±R disc in 4:30. =P~

http://www.lge.co.kr/cokr/pr/pr_news/Fr ... S&seq=9953

Here are some of the drive's specs:

Writing Speeds:
DVD+R: 22x
DVD+RW: 8x
DVD+R DL: 16x
DVD-R: 22x
DVD-RW: 6x
DVD-R DL: 12x
DVD-RAM: 12x
CD-R: 48x
CD-RW: 32x

Read Speeds:
DVD-ROM: 16x Max
CD-ROM: 48x Max

Buffer Size: 2MB
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Postby Dartman on Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:38 am

Hopefully a better all around burner then the S203b I have two of. They are OK, but at least mine haven't been godlike on burns for me and they have issues with DL for me as well.
Of course my h62l LG has issues with DL as well, but I think it's regular disk performance is better for me. My h22n burns dl great.
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Postby Scour on Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:32 pm

Argh, was i´m to fast to buy only a 20x-LG :-? ?
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Postby Ian on Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:27 am

The GH22 is out in Korea. dvdrwinfo.net has a few tests. Unfortunately, they weren't able to burn at anything faster than 16x.

http://www.dvdrwinfo.net/bbs/zboard.php ... st&no=1032

Any idea what media is supported at 22x? I'm surprised that TY wasn't supported at anything faster than 16x.
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Postby Scour on Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:30 pm

If TY and MCC 16x is not supported @22x, nothing is supported, I guess

16x MCC is supported @20x with my GH-20
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Postby ala42 on Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:35 pm

Ian wrote:Any idea what media is supported at 22x?

Sure :)
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Firmware: HL-DT-STDVD-RAM GH22NP20

MAXELL   003    22x,20x,16x,12x,8x,4x
MCC      004    22x,20x,16x,12x,8x,4x
YUDEN000 T03    22x,20x,16x,12x,8x,4x

MCC 03RG20      22x,20x,16x,12x,8x,4x
MXL RG04        22x,20x,16x,12x,8x,4x
TYG03           22x,20x,16x,12x,8x,4x


This list matches what 2601 tested here.
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Postby Ian on Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:01 pm

2601 gets all the fun toys first. =P~
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Postby Halc on Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:16 am

22x? <sigh>

I wish LG would concentrate more on quality (overall media compatibility) and less on speed, but I guess it's too much to ask :)
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Postby Scour on Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:20 pm

I think LGs actual writer are pretty good with speed and quality.
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Postby Dartman on Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:40 pm

All of my LG drives do pretty well with normal media quality wise, DL the h22n is my favorite drive right now. Their big problem is they don't update their firmware very often so the stuff that doesn't work well never gets fixed right away.
My h62l is lousy at DL media, most of the time it crashes at the layer break so I don't use it for DL anymore.
I notice they are quite a bit more proactive about their Blu writer/ everything drive...Lets hope they pick it up with the newest burner here.
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Postby Halc on Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:36 pm

LG does ok on certain brand name media, but it's overall compatibility is a far cry compared to LiteOns not to mention older BenQs.

In every single test I've done, LG drives always flunk out the largest number of media, esp. not the most common ones.

That's why I don't think their compatibility is amongst the best.

And the minimal savings of 22x are hardly worth the time saved and longevity lost for most people, I'd wager.
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Postby Scour on Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:25 pm

When I take a look at my LG GH-20N, also a look to the scans from many other GH20-owner, I see that LG outperform Liteon and Samsung, also mostly other manufacturers, expect Pioneer

It´s true that some LGs, mostly Panasonic-chipset-based, are not that great but Renesas-LGs are very good :)
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Postby Ian on Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:44 pm

I should have a GH22N and L later this week. I'll post some results this weekend.
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Postby Scour on Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:59 am

That would be great :D
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Postby Ian on Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:38 pm

The GH22L is definitely a fast drive. At 22x, the times are right around 4:20.
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Postby Ian on Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:45 pm

Here are a few writing quality tests:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/forum/viewtopic. ... 284#173284

The writing quality is excellent with Verbatim's DVD+R media. Unfortunately, it wasn't nearly as good with their DVD-R discs. :cry:
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Postby Scour on Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:34 am

I hope they improve it :(
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Postby Ian on Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:58 am

Yeah, lets hope they fix that as Verbatim media is very popular. I'll run some tests with TY media tonite.
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Postby Ian on Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:43 pm

Here's an FTI 16x DVD-R disc I burned last night:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/forum/viewtopic. ... ht=#173298

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Postby Ian on Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:18 pm

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Postby Scour on Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:40 am

Very good for 22x and TYG03 =D>
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Postby Phoenix '97 on Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:12 am

Is this drive a SATA or IDE version?
I find when using the JMicron IDE controller on 965P series boards I'm limited to about 18x data transfer rate; the buffers jump up and down near the very end when burning at 20x.
If it is IDE, which controller are you using?
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IDE or SATA

Postby beegie on Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:21 am

According to the link in Ian's 2nd post it's IDE
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Postby Ian on Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:31 am

Yeah, its IDE. I'm sure an SATA version is in the works.
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Re: LG GH22 22x Super Multi Drive

Postby beegie on Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:50 pm

I noticed a SATA version of the GH22 at NewEgg today.

GH22NS30 $26.99 + free ship.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6827136152

I'm thinking about picking one up for the hell of it since drives are so cheap these days.
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