H12, h22 or maybe h42?

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#1

Hey good people, need some advice. Since my NEC 4550 crossflashed to 4551A refuses to work with DVD-R(W)'s, I’ve decided to get a LG burner. Now, I can get my hands on either one of above mentioned, and I’ll get a 2 year warranty (witch is great!), but I don’t know wich one is the best. So, please advice


#2

The H42 is horrible when burning cd’s above 16x, but great when it come to dvd’s, no idea about the 22 or the 12.


#3

I have just ordered a H42NBRL - mainly for the 12x DVD-RAM.

I am not worried about CD burning, as I use my Plextor Premium for that.


#4

Looking to buy either a H22N or a H42L, the price for them will be the same. I’m not interested in LightScribe and I’m don’t own any DVD-Ram, so the speed difference doesn’t matter.
What I’m looking for is a burner that will work great burning YUDEN000 T03 dvds. Is there any reason to pick one of the two over the other?


#5

This is my first burn of T03 on my LG H42N.

Burned at 18x. Burn Time = 5.21 mins.


#6

I don’t have any T03, but the GSA-H22N works very well with T02, G02 and G03.

Pro:
Good burn quality.
Silent operation.
Seems well made compared to other low-cost drives.

Con:
Poor media support. Burns Philips +R 16X (InfoMedia) at 4X.
No quality scanning.


#7

Thanks for your answers, I’m leaning towards the H22N :slight_smile:


#8

Is the H22N (or the H10 or H42L) a good reader of scratched/damaged media ?

Also, do LG make any SATA DVD Writer’s ?


#9

This T03 burn is surprisingly bad… which batch was it? TH001330?

The recent LGs are usually good readers.
LG does have some SATA burners, H30N for example.