LG GGW-H10N (The Blu-ray burner, HD-DVD player) drive

Well I just got my LG GGW-H10N drive last night, and have only played a single HD-DVD so far, I also confirm that Nero sees the burner as a blu-ray burner.

I have not been able to playback a blu-ray disk as the one I ordered is no the way still, but I wanted to get a thread started and see if I could answer questions posed by users, as I’ve seen no good first hand information on this drive (which for the ability to playback HD-DVD and Blu-Ray as well as burn blu-ray at 4x is unique).

I will be doing to following in the next few days, burning a single layer BD-RE disk (and a double layer BD-RE, if it comes in). Playing back DVDs and a Blu-ray disk, as well as trying ANYDVD-HD. Anything else people are interested in, with respect to this drive?

ERIC

How much was it? And where did you get it?

Also, I hope their description is wrong at Supermediastore. There, it says “While it cannot write Blu-ray DL, it can read BD-ROM DL media at 4X”.

No the GGW (check that code), support burning Blu-Ray BE-DL disks, while the older model which also does not support HD-DVD read did not. I got mine from ewiz (through an ebay auction as it was 100 less than the websie price). The total for the unit was about $825. Supermediastore and most other places are selling the "LG GBW-H10N’ not the replacement LG GGW-H10N drive.

ERIC

I just built a new machine so i doubt i can buy one now (i’m married with child). I will continue to read your experiences though.

Yes it’s the world’s first BD/HD-DVD drive. However the big brother GBW-H10N (BD only) is the first 4x BD writer.

In any case, it’s a pretty looking drive with black piano finish surrounding the tray (you need to peel the plastic protection) and it’s SATA.

Here’s some pics.

Nero InfoTools: drive features

LG GGW-H10N firmware 1.00
Verbatim 16x DVD+R (MCC004) burned at 8x Z-CLV.

Very good burn quality, low PIF and jitter, smooth transfer test. Don’t worry about the PIE, typical of my MCC004 batch

LG GGW-H10N firmware 1.00
Verbatim 8x DVD+R DL (MKM003) burned at 4x CLV (max supported)

Another good burn.

I am single but price… :sad: If I get this Drive my single life extend one or two month :bigsmile:
Thank you for pics zevia that is real nice :clap:

So I burned by first Blu-Ray disk today, and well the disk is clean, but the speed at which the burn occurred was just sad, .86x thats2 hours for a single layer or 4 for a double lay disk. I will give the TDK media the drive came with a try later and see if it is any better. As for the read speed, it got as high as 3.34 on a BE disk, which I guess is ok, was hoping it would make at least 4x and that the initial speed would be at least 2x, but I guess I need to repeat this test with original media.

I can not upload an images as all I get is annoying message: “Attachment in Progress. Can be deleted here.”, waited 20 minutes message never change!

ERIC

Trying a second time to post files, time is a zip since bmp, and png do not work at all.




1.zip (116 KB)

125 minutes to burn a Blu-Ray seems very sad… I tend to wonder if they are only allowing slow burns to make it harder to copy discs with a reasonable workflow?

egandt, you must have verification enabled thus it writes BD-RE less than 1x.

To overcome this, set the following: CDSpeed > Options > Transfer Rate > Enable Streaming (tick the box).

This is what you should get for BD-RE (45 mins @2x) and BD-R (27mins @4x).

I’ll give that a try I did burn on the TDK and got the same results I will try following “zevia” suggestion tomorrow, but here is what I got for the TDK media.

ERIC




One last image from reading a pressed disk, which shows that the max read is infact 4x for a blu-ray disk, I will try a pressed HD-DVD tomorrow.


zevia, that worked, my graph now looks like yours and I’m much happier, thanks.

ERIC

Glad it helps Eric and enjoy your drive. Thanks for letting us know. :wink:

Here is the first try for a media code list of the GGW-H10N 1.01 firmware, also listing DVD-RAM and BD entries. Could someone check if the listed write speeds are accurate ?
This is the first LG-Panasonic style firmware for a Renesas chipset I ever saw. The GBW-H10N firmwares are in LG-Renesas style.


Media Code Speed Edit V 1.1.0.3 SE
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Firmware: HL-DT-ST BD-RE  GGW-H10N1.01
Bootcode: BD-RE  GGW-H10NHL-DT-ST1.01LS02Apr 30 2007
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Overall  supported media types:  429
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DVD+R9   supported media types:   26
DVD+R    supported media types:  116
DVD+RW   supported media types:   36
DVD-R9   supported media types:   16
DVD-R    supported media types:  138
DVD-RW   supported media types:   54
DVD-RAM  supported media types:   17
BD-R     supported media types:   10
BD-R DL  supported media types:    3
BD-RE    supported media types:   10
BD-RE DL supported media types:    3
------------------------------------------


DVD+R9   supported media types:   26
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CMC MAG  D01    2.4x
CMC MAG  D03    4x
CMC MAG  D04    4x
DEFAULT1 6      2.4x
DEFAULT2 P4     2.4x
DEFAULT4        2.4x
DEFAULT6        2.4x
DEFAULT8        2.4x
INFOME   D01    
ISSM     D00    2.4x
MBIPG101 R10    4x
MKM      001    2.4x
MKM      001    2.4x
MKM      002    2.4x
MKM      003    4x
PHILIPS  CD2    2.4x
PHILIPS  PD2    2.4x
PRODISC  D01    2.4x
Plasmon3 D02    4x
RICOHJPN D00    2.4x
RICOHJPN D00    2.4x
RICOHJPN D01    4x
RICOHJPN D01    4x
RITEK    D01    2.4x
RITEK    S04    4x
UMEDISC  DL1    4x

DVD+R    supported media types:  116
------------------------------------------
AML      001    4x
AML      002    4x
AML      003    8x,4x
BEALL P0 001    2.4x
BeAll000 P40    4x
BeAll000 P80    8x,4x
BeAll000 PG0    8x,4x
CMC MAG  E01    8x,4x
CMC MAG  F01    4x
CMC MAG  M01    8x,4x
CMC MAG  R01    2.4x
DAXON    AZ0    2.4x
DAXON    AZ1    4x
DAXON    AZ3    8x,4x
DAXON    CY3    8x,4x
DDT      001    4x
DDT      002    8x,4x
DEFAULT1 6      4x
DEFAULT2 P4     2.4x
DEFAULT4        4x
DEFAULT6        4x
DEFAULT8        4x
DKP      000    4x
DT-D03   004    8x,4x
DT-D03   004    8x,4x
EMDPAZ01 000    8x,4x
FTI      016    8x,4x
GSC502   002    4x
GSC503   H01    8x,4x
GSC503   H02    8x,4x
IMC JPN  R01    8x,4x
INFODISC R10    4x
INFODISC R20    8x,4x
INFODISC R40    8x,4x
INFOME   R20    8x,4x
INFOME   R30    8x,4x
IS01     001    4x
ISSM     003    8x,4x
LGEP16   001    8x,4x
LGEP16   001    8x,4x
MAXELL   001    4x
MAXELL   002    8x,4x
MAXELL   003    8x,4x
MAXELL   003    8x,4x
MBIPG101 R03    4x
MBIPG101 R04    8x,4x
MBIPG101 R05    8x,4x
MBIPG101 R05    8x,4x
MCC      001    2.4x
MCC      002    4x
MCC      003    8x,4x
MCC      003    8x,4x
MCC      004    8x,4x
MCC      004    8x,4x
MEDIA ID 001    4x
MPOMEDIA 001    2.4x
MPOMEDIA 040    4x
MPOMEDIA 080    8x,4x
NAN YA   FLX    4x
NANYA    CHX    8x,4x
NANYA    CL1    8x,4x
NANYA    CLX    4x
NANYA    DR     4x
NANYA    RJB    4x
NANYA    RJB    4x
NSD      R40    8x,4x
ODMS     002    8x,4x
OPTODISC F16    8x,4x
OPTODISC OP1    2.4x
OPTODISC OR4    4x
OPTODISC OR8    8x,4x
OPTODISC R16    8x,4x
PHILIPS  C08    8x,4x
PHILIPS  C16    8x,4x
POS      R01    8x,4x
PRODISC  R01    2.4x
PRODISC  R02    4x
PRODISC  R03    8x,4x
PRODISC  R04    8x,4x
PRODISC  R04    8x,4x
PRODISC  R05    8x,4x
Philips  081    8x,4x
Plasmon  c01    8x,4x
Plasmon1 C01    8x,4x
Plasmon2 C01    8x,4x
RICOHJPN R00    2.4x
RICOHJPN R01    4x
RICOHJPN R02    8x,4x
RICOHJPN R03    8x,4x
RITEK    M02    4x
RITEK    P16    8x,4x
RITEK    R01    2.4x
RITEK    R02    4x
RITEK    R03    8x,4x
RITEK    R04    8x,4x
RITEK    R05    8x,4x
SKC      P16    8x,4x
SKC      P80    4x
SONY     D01    4x
SONY     D11    8x,4x
SONY     D21    8x,4x
TDK      001    4x
TDK      002    8x,4x
TDK      003    8x,4x
ULTRAN   202    4x
UME      002    4x
VDSPMSAB 001    8x,4x
VDSPMSAB 002    8x,4x
VDSPMSAB 004    8x,4x
WFKA11   211    8x,4x
WFKA11   321    8x,4x
YUDEN000 T01    4x
YUDEN000 T02    8x,4x
YUDEN000 T03    8x,4x
YUDEN000 T03    8x,4x
Yi Jhan  004    8x,4x

DVD+RW   supported media types:   36
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CMC      W01    2.4x
CMC MAG  W01    2.4x
CMC MAG  W02    4x
CMC MAG  W03    8x,6x
DEFAULT1        2.4x
DEFAULT1        4x
DEFAULT2        4x
DEFAULT2 P4     2.4x
DEFAULT4        4x
DEFAULT4        4x
DEFAULT8        4x
DEFAULT8        8x,6x
INFODISC A10    4x
MBIPG101 W03    2.4x
MBIPG101 W04    4x
MCC      A01    2.4x
MKM      A02    4x
MKM      A03    8x,6x
MKM      A03    8x,6x
MKM      A03    8x,6x
NANYA    DRW    4x
OPTODISC OP1    2.4x
OPTODISC OP4    4x
OPTODISC OP8    8x,6x
PHILIPS  010    2.4x
PHILIPS  041    4x
PHILIPS  RW8    8x,6x
PRODISC  W01    2.4x
PRODISC  W02    4x
RICOHJPN W01    2.4x
RICOHJPN W11    4x
RICOHJPN W21    8x,6x
RITEK    001    2.4x
RITEK    004    4x
RITEK    008    8x,6x
SONY     S11    4x

DVD-R9   supported media types:   16
------------------------------------------
CMC MAG. AD4    4x
CMC MAG. AD8    4x
DEFAULT1        2x
DEFAULT16       4x
DEFAULT4        4x
DEFAULT6        4x
DEFAULT8        4x
MKM 01RD30      4x
MKM 01RD30      4x
MKM 01RD30      4x
MKM 03RD30      4x
POWERSETTING    2x
ProdiscDR24     4x
RITEKP01        4x
RITEKP02        4x
TYG11           4x

DVD-R    supported media types:  138
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                2x
                4x
80SONY-R0       2x
AN31            4x
AN32            4x
Auvistar        2x
BeAll G00001    2x
BeAll G16001    8x,4x
BeAll G40001    4x
BeAll G80001    8x,4x
CMC MAG.        2x
CMC MAG. AE1    8x,4x
CMC MAG. AF1    4x
CMC MAG. AM1    8x,4x
CMC MAG. AM3    8x,4x
CMC00RG200      2x
CMC00RG300      2x
DAXON 4x        4x
DAXON004        4x
DAXON016        8x,4x
DAXON016S       8x,4x
DDT 02RG20      8x,4x
DDTRG001        4x
DDTRG002        8x,4x
DEFAULT1        2x
DEFAULT16       8x,4x
DEFAULT4        4x
DEFAULT6        4x
DEFAULT8        8x,4x
DKMZ01          4x
DKMZ01          8x,4x
Dvsn            4x
EDMA01          8x,4x
EDM_02          4x
ENGAGE 01       4x
FTI RG16        8x,4x
FUJIFILM02      4x
FUJIFILM03      8x,4x
FUJIFILM04      8x,4x
GSC001          2x
GSC001          4x
GSC001          4x
GSC002          4x
GSC003          8x,4x
GSC004          8x,4x
INFOD K-R01     2x
INFODISC-R01    4x
INFODISC-R20    8x,4x
INFOSMART02.    8x,4x
ISSM    R02     8x,4x
ISSM R01        8x,4x
LEADDATA        2x
LEADDATA01      4x
LGE             2x
LGE04           4x
LGE04           8x,4x
LGE08           8x,4x
LGE16           8x,4x
LONGTEN 001     4x
Lead Data       2x
MAM4XG01        4x
MBI             2x
MBI 01RG20      4x
MBI 01RG40      8x,4x
MBI 03RG40      8x,4x
MBI 03RG40      8x,4x
MBI03RG30       8x,4x
MCC 00RG200     2x
MCC 01RG20      4x
MCC 02RG20      8x,4x
MCC 03RG20      8x,4x
MCC 03RG20      8x,4x
MCI4XG01        4x
MCIG01          2x
MXL RG01        2x
MXL RG01A       2x
MXL RG02        4x
MXL RG03        8x,4x
MXL RG04        8x,4x
NAN YA A01      8x,4x
NAN YA F02      4x
NANYA-JC001     4x
NSDR40          8x,4x
ONIDTECH        4x
OPTODISCK001    2x
OPTODISCK001    4x
OPTODISCR004    4x
OPTODISCR008    8x,4x
OPTODISCR016    8x,4x
POMS3A          8x,4x
POSG06          8x,4x
POSG08          8x,4x
POWERSETTING    2x
PRINCO          2x
PRINCO          4x
PRODISCG01      2x
PRODISCG02      2x
PVC001001       2x
PVCR001002      4x
Plasmon1A       4x
Prodisc DVDR    2x
ProdiscF01      8x,4x
ProdiscF02      8x,4x
ProdiscS03      4x
ProdiscS04      8x,4x
ProdiscS05      8x,4x
RITEKF1         8x,4x
RITEKG03        2x
RITEKG04        4x
RITEKG05        4x
RITEKG06        4x
RITEKM02        4x
Reserved1       2x
Reserved2       2x
SKC Co.,Ltd.    4x
SKC M801        8x,4x
SONY            2x
SONY04D1        4x
SONY08D1        8x,4x
SONY16D1        8x,4x
SONY16D1        8x,4x
TAIYOYUDEN      2x
TAROKO-X2       2x
TDKG010000d9    2x
TDKG02000000    2x
TTG01           4x
TTG02           4x
TTH01           8x,4x
TTH02           8x,4x
TYG01           4x
TYG02           4x
TYG02           8x,4x
TYG03           8x,4x
ULTRAN102       4x
UME01           4x
UTJG01001       2x
VDSPMSAB 01     4x
WFI A16002      8x,4x

DVD-RW   supported media types:   54
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CMCW02          2x
CMCW03          4x
CMCW04          6x,4x
DEFAULT1        1x
DEFAULT1        4x
DEFAULT2        2x
DEFAULT2        4x
DEFAULT4        4x
DEFAULT4        4x
DEFAULT6        8x,4x
DEFAULT8        4x
DUMMY0          2x
DUMMY0          6x,4x
DUMMY1          2x
DUMMY1          6x,4x
INFOMEDIA       2x
INFOMEDIAA20    4x
JVC/VictorT7    
JVC0VictorD7    4x
JVC1Victord7    6x,4x
JVC_VictorW7    2x
JVC_VictorW7    2x
MCC 00RW11N9    
MCC 01RW11n9    2x
MCC 01RW4X      4x
MKM 01RW6X01    6x,4x
OPTODISCK001    
OPTODISCK001    2x
OPTODISCW002    2x
OPTODISCW004    4x
OPTODISCW006    6x,4x
PRINCO          
PRINCO          2x
PRINCORW0004    4x
PVCW000001Q9    
PVCW000002A9    
PVCW00D002K9    2x
PVCW00V00245    2x
Prodisc DW04    2x
Prodisc DW06    4x
ProdiscDVDRW    
RITEK000V11A    
RITEK004V11     
RITEKW01        2x
RITEKW04        4x
RITEKW06        6x,4x
SONY00000009    
SONY000000U9    
SPARE           2x
SPARE4-RW       4x
TDK401saku=3    
TDK501saku]3    
TDK502sakuM3    2x
TDK601saku      4x

DVD-RAM  supported media types:   17
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                  2x
                  3x
DEFAULT2          2x
DEFAULT3          2x
DEFAULT5          2x
DUMMY0            2x
DUMMY1            2x
DUMMY2            2x
MXL16             5x
MXL7              2x
MXL8              3x
MXL9              3x
MatsushiM01J0     2x
MatsushiM01J3     3x
MatsushiM01J5     5x
Optodisc          3x
RITEK M0          2x

BD-R     supported media types:   10
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        V       4x,2x
CMCMAGBA2       2x
LGEBRAS01       2x
MAXELLRS1       4x,2x
MEI   T01       2x
MEI   Z98       4x,2x
PHILIPR02       4x,2x
SONY  NS1       2x
TDKBLDRBA       2x
VERBATIMa       4x,2x

BD-R DL  supported media types:    3
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MEI   T01       2x
MEI   Z99       2x
TDKBLDRFA       2x

BD-RE    supported media types:   10
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CMCMAGCN2       2x
IMATN E_2       2x
LGEBRES01       2x
MAXELLES1       2x
MBI             2x
MEI   T01       2x
PHILIPW02       2x
SONY  ES1       2x
TDKBLDWBA       2x
VERBATIM0       2x

BD-RE DL supported media types:    3
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MEI   T01       2x
SONY  ED1       2x
TDKBLDWFA       2x

According to the specs and tested, it does not support DVD-RAM read/write. :confused:

Probably it is easier to disable just the DVD-RAM media detection than to remove all traces in the firmware.