H10N vs H20N

I’m not sure what is the difference between these two models, H10N / H20N, could someone explain it?
Also, I’ve seen the H12N / H22N, are they similar to the first ones? The Hx2N don’t appear to be available in my country.

Thanks,
Flapf

H10A/N/L are based on a Renesas chipset. max 16x DVD+/-R
H20N/L are based on Panasonic chipset. max 16x DVD+/-R
H12N is based on a Renesas chipset. max 18x DVD+/-R
H20N/L are based on Panasonic chipset. max 18x DVD+/-R

the H10A/N/L can be crossflashed to H12N.

some of these come in an external version too, e.g. E10L is the same as the H10L but as an external drive.

(at least in theory. sometimes there are anomalies? some people have posted here that the H22L isn’t as good as the H22N, so who knows?)

There’s no H12 or H22 in South Korea, either, but there have been lots of H30N, the first SATA DVD writer from LG for the mass market.

It seems GSA-H12N appeared in Seoul at the end of September.

Costs about US$10 more than back-imported GSA-H10A.

definitely worth the $10 :slight_smile:

But it’s popular to crossflash H10A to H12N also in South Korea. :slight_smile:

Anyway, it’s still disappointing that there’s no 18x to 20x SATA DVD burner. I’m not sure whether LG’s going to release one.

Same type (model) on those two drives but with different max speed ratings.
Excuse my ignorance, what’s the difference then. Firmware? :confused:

sorry, my mistake.
should have been:

H10A/N/L are based on a Renesas chipset. max 16x DVD+/-R
H20N/L are based on Panasonic chipset. max 16x DVD+/-R
H12N is based on a Renesas chipset. max 18x DVD+/-R
H22N/L are based on Panasonic chipset. max 18x DVD+/-R

i’ll be grateful if a mod edits post #2
(and possibly deletes this and the previous post).
thanks.

I bought the H10N, how am I to cross-flash it into or with a H12N firmware? does it change it into a H12N? A step by step guide would be greatly appreciarted. Thanks.

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=191401

the firmware is here:
http://tdb.rpc1.org/#GSAH12N
no guide necessary. just flash the UJ12 firmware.
yes, it does change into a H12N.

I can confirm this works as I have flashed both the H10N’s that I purchased to H12N’s althought the first one I flashed using a very archaic method but it worked…

For the second drive I used the Dangerous Brothers firmware and it worked flawlessly changing the drive to the H12N.

There’s a different found in the manual:

The analog and digital audio output will only supported by the H10N-model, but not by the H20N-model