Thanks for all the good info.
For you who have this drive, how did you update the firmware? On LG's site I found the latest firmware YL05 and download the .zip file. But inside the .zip file was a readme.txt that said it only works on Windows 2000 and XP. I am using Vista 64. Do I need to take the drive out of the vista PC and install it temporarily on an XP PC in order to update the firmware?
It also said:
Connect the drive to the secondary IDE channel as a master drive with
no other devices connected to that channel (Ignore if it's an SATA drive).
Start Windows and verify it can recognize the drive.
My GGW-H20LK is SATA, but on my Vista 64 PC I have the BIOS set to IDE mode for the optical drive (I forget why - I had it set that way for my previous drive which was a regular DVD SATA burner. It wouldn't work right when set to SATA for some reason). So I am not sure whether I can rely on the statement to "ignore if it is an SATA drive".