The higher the quality, the longer the process will take. When protected by SecurDisc, PDF’s can only be read from the original DVD and cannot be copied to other media without the correct duplication password. By looking at the screenshots above, you can see that LG’s new drive starts writing at about 8. The drive had no problems passing all of the on-the-fly tests and did not create any errors. A fast portable drive with massive storage space A fast portable drive with massive storage space by Dong Ngo. Amazon’s discontinued Kindle Voyage e-reader has never been cheaper.

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CD Speed is used to give an overall DAE speed rating and CD DAE is used to give the track by track extraction speeds and to check the extracted tracks for errors the drive may have created. Storage by Rick Broida Sep 17, Unfortunately, there were a few cases where the writing quality could have been better.

LG GSA-H55L Review: – Servers & Storage – DVD Burners – PC World Australia

All of the times below include not only the actual writing time, but the lead in and out times too. We used Verbatim media rated at 16x for our tests, but the burner was able to burn to them at the faster speed. As you can see, this caused some readability problems. If you do not have a key, Nero Express can generate one for you. This means that LG’s new drive is capable of backing up titles protected by SafeDisc 2, including version 2. SecurDisc also increases reliability through a redundancy-based defect management system.


At the storage level, SecurDisc uses checksums to verify data integrity and readability. We have a computer that is used only for testing hardware. Each benchmark test has been run three times.

The connector on the far left is the digital audio output. Nero Express 7 – With Nero Express, Nero has taken the features and performance people have come to expect from Nero Burning Rom and combined them with a user friendly interface. It starts out by going over the system requirements and the functions of the various buttons and connectors located on the front and back of the GSA-H55L.

Get a 4-terabyte USB 3. For this test I made a copy of a pressed test CD. While the drive wrote tomost of our test media at its rated speed or better, only four types worked at 20x.

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. Storage by Rick Broida Oct 10, While LG’s new “Super-Multi” drive has a few rough spots, it performed pretty well throughout most of our tests. This feature can be handy in situations where discs need to be sent via mail; only the person with the key or password will be able to access the data on the encrypted discs and these should ideally be sent to the recipient by the person who created them.



By reading these discs back at this speed, we can see if there are any readability issues caused by the number of errors or high levels of jitter. So what are “good” results supposed to look like?

Like a CD-ROM, you will get different benchmark results depending on what kind of discs you are using. While the number of errors was very low, the scratches on the disc caused it to slow down considerably.

I used 12x rated Memorex Gold 74 minute media for the tests. Amazon’s discontinued Kindle Voyage e-reader ga never been cheaper.

These special discs have a thin dye coating on the label side that absorbs laser light. In multicultural Australia, the opportunity for home cooks to expand their culinary gas is too tempting to resist. Act like your business depends on them Backups: How long does it take to print a label? Bottom Line The GSA-H55L offers a slight speed boost over its predecessor for burning single and double-layer DVDs, and the SecurDisc technology makes it an attractive option for businesses that often need to ship discs between premises.

When testing the drive’s capacity I found that the drive was able to overburn up to The Western Digital Elements has rarely been this cheap.