You can download the latest version of the software from Nero’s website. Fast, incredibly portable data storage — with one missing piece Fast, incredibly portable data storage — with one missing piece by Dong Ngo. In both cases, the quality has been set to “best”. This program queries the drive to see what its reading and writing capabilities are. Aside from the new “SecurDisc” logo, there really isn’t much of a difference between it and LG’s previous “Super Multi” drives.

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I used 12x rated Memorex Gold 74 minute media for the tests. While a little short on words, there are plenty of diagrams showing what to do. We also used Laser media rated at 16x, but this didn’t always let us burn at 20x.

It can read back data from double-layer h55ll at a rate of 12x, but the read time in our tests was identical to the write time. It comes with black and beige bezels, so it should suit most type of PC enclosures. Laptops by Justin Jaffe Nov 26, The media types, along with the average time it took the drive to write our 4. Each benchmark test has been run three times.

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

To get the writing times, a 4. Amazon’s discontinued Kindle Voyage e-reader has never been cheaper.


We do this so all tests can be compared reliably. With a h55 rating of 20x for single-layer DVDs and 48x for CDs, the drive can get quite loud when operating at its maximum speeds and we did feel some vibration through our Lian Li PC test enclosure.

By fully utilizing the empty space on a disc, the technology can greatly increase your chances of reading a damaged disc. This means that the drive’s region is stored in the firmware. According to HP, it’s as simple as burning the data, flipping the disc, and then burning the label.


For security, Nero’s SecurDisc feature allows burnt discs to be encrypted either with a password or a digital signature. Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more. Every error a drive creates could be a hiss or pop you would hear later in the audio tracks. Files that are not password protected can also be read without any special software.

This buffer is also backed up by some form of buffer underrun protection.

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

The specification sheet claims that SecurDisc can also improve the readability of damaged discs. Keep reading to find out.

As long as you’re not using the PDF copy protection, nearly any drive can be used to read a disc h555l with SecurDisc. For double-layer discs, the write speed is 10x, which allowed 8GB of data to be written in 14min 24sec to our 10x Verbatim discs.


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This time around, it took the drive only To test the drive’s writing times, I wrote our test data to some Taiyo Yuden manufactured Fuji media rated at 48x. We secured a DVD-R disc with a digital signature, which added only a few seconds to the overall burn time. Fuji 48x Taiyo Yuden. These special discs have a thin dye coating on the label side that absorbs laser light.

Next to the jumper block is the analog audio connector. Written by Karr Wang, this utility can be gsq to test the number of C1 and C2 errors on a disc. PowerProducer also allows you to set chapters within the video content and add your own custom menus, backgrounds, fonts and titles.

Offering a good mix of value, performance and features, these drives have become the choice of enthusiasts as well as some of our favorites.