LG GH22N/L Results & Discussion

JVC 16x DVD+R (YUDEN000 T03, TH000045)
LG GH22NP20 firmware 2.00 @ JMicron PATA-USB controller
Burned with Burn 2.5.1 (24) on a 13" Mid 2010 MacBook Pro
Write speed 16x

This is a disc of the same batch as before. PIE and PIF levels are slightly elevated, especially at the start, but it is still a good burn, absolutely nothing to complain about. :slight_smile:
Probably 12x is the better choice (as 4x or 8x won’t help, and I can’t go above 16x with USB 2.0).


[QUOTE=kg_evilboy;2620784][B]JVC 16x DVD+R (YUDEN000 T03, TH000045)[/B]
LG GH22NP20 firmware 2.00 @ JMicron PATA-USB controller[/QUOTE]Interesting. I had nothing but problems with my LP20 together with various USB/IDE adapters (including one with Jmicron chipset). Perhaps the later firmware version 2.00 fixed that - I’ve never tried again since.

Edit: I doubt your drive reached 16x at all with that disc :wink:

Michael

[QUOTE=mciahel;2620885]Interesting. I had nothing but problems with my LP20 together with various USB/IDE adapters (including one with Jmicron chipset). Perhaps the later firmware version 2.00 fixed that - I’ve never tried again since.

Edit: I doubt your drive reached 16x at all with that disc :wink:

Michael[/QUOTE]What exactly was the trouble like?
There must be a reason why the new firmware was called 2.00 and not 1.01… :iagree:

It certainly didn’t reach 16x, but it probably was written faster from the start. Let’s burn another disc to see whether 12x consistently yields lower PIE/PIF than 16x.

[QUOTE=kg_evilboy;2620891]What exactly was the trouble like?[/quote]Disc recognition, erratic behaviour, depending on the USB/IDE bridge used.

There must be a reason why the new firmware was called 2.00 and not 1.01… :iagree:

Agreed. My drive had 1.0x aboard when I bought it.

It certainly didn’t reach 16x, but it probably was written faster from the start. Let’s burn another disc to see whether 12x consistently yields lower PIE/PIF than 16x.
What software are you using to burn? In case of Imgburn, you can load the stored write curves with Burnplot. This tool is available on ImgBurn download website.

Michael

Verbatim 8x DVD+R DL (MKM 003, Made in Singapore)
LG GH22NP20 firmware 2.00 @ JMicron PATA-USB controller
Burned with Disk Utility on a 13" Mid 2010 MacBook Pro
Write speed 8x

(OK. It seems to run fairly smooth, although it did have trouble recognising a few discs at the start. This does often to me when an LG burner is put into service, I assume it needs to re-align its optical pickup head or something like that. Didn’t use ImgBurn as these discs were all burned under Mac OS X.)


LG GH22LP20 (2.00) written at 8x

Sold as “Verbatim 16x DVD+R” (100pk Spindle)
MID: MCC 004
Hub: 3090 506 4R E C 8614 (Spring 2013 batch)
Stamper: ZE4929-DVR-T47D
Made in India by Moser Baer

Drive fitted inside a Freecom USB2 enclosure (ILHCAA, originally contained a Lite-On DH-20A4P). Make of USB bridge chip not known, but no problems encountered (including updating firmware).

A good result for this pack of discs. Apart from some asymmetry at 3T-5T, the TA jitter is excellent.




LG GH22LP20 (2.00) written at 24x Z-CLV

Sold as: “Falcon Media Mediline CD-R 52x 700MB /WS Inkjet White Printable” (50pk white spindle, PN 0667)
ATIP: 97m15s05f
Made in UAE by FTI
Purchased in August 2015 (same pack as here)

Fitted inside a Freecom USB2 enclosure as before, no problems encountered. Drive originally contained firmware 1.00.


LG GH22LP20 (2.00) written at 48x CAV

Sold as: “Taiyo Yuden Full Face Inkjet Printable CD-R” (100pk plastic wrapped, no labels)
ATIP: 97m24s01f
Made in Japan
Purchased in May 2012

A remarkably good result for this pack, which are not of the highest quality. Especially considering it was done at maximum speed. This is the first <2.0 BLER average disc. :clap:

Typical results are 3.5-4.0+, with only my Plextor Premium-U usually the only drive to produce <3.0 discs.


Verbatim CD-R DigitalAudio 97m34s23f
LG-GH22LP20 fw. 2.00
Nero 2016 x16







Maxell DVD-R x4 MID:TYG01 Made in Japan TaiyoYuden
LG GH22NP20 fw.2.00
Nero 2016 x4




Burner: GH22NP20
Firmware: 2.00
Media: CMC Pro 16x DVD+R white inkjet hub printable (MIT)
MID: YUDEN000 T03
Stamper Code: TH000923 0102
Hub Serial: PFP349UF04075131 3
Burn Speed: 22x
Burning Software: Nero CD-DVD Speed 4.7.7.16

Burner: GH22NP20
Firmware: 2.00
Media: CMC Pro 16x DVD-R white thermal hub printable (MIT)
MID: TYG03
Stamper Code: GH008127 CMDR47G-TYMSM01-127 0320
Hub Serial: MFP348UD17033054 2
Burn Speed: 22x
Burning Software: Nero CD-DVD Speed 4.7.7.16

Burner: GH22NP20
Firmware: 2.00
Media: Taiyo Yuden 16x DVD+R white inkjet hub printable (MIJ)
MID: YUDEN000 T03
Stamper Code: TH000021 0101
Hub Serial: 4L524A100768PH
Burn Speed: 22x
Burning Software: Nero CD-DVD Speed 4.7.7.16

BIG difference with TY-made disc compared to CMC-made :clap:

Burner: GH22NP20
Firmware: 2.00
Media: Maxell hard coat 16x DVD-R white inkjet hub printable (MIJ)
MID: TYG03
Stamper Code: GH000A85 0217
Hub Serial: TA1Y4A305543GH
Burn Speed: 22x
Burning Software: Nero CD-DVD Speed 4.7.7.16

No idea what caused that hideous PIE/PIF peak at the 1.5GB mark :Z

Burner: GH22NP20
Firmware: 2.00
Media: Verbatim 16x DVD-R silver matte branded (MIT)
MID: MCC 03RG20
Stamper Code: ZE5788-DVR-J47F4
Hub Serial: MAP637U101043603
Burn Speed: 22x
Burning Software: Nero CD-DVD Speed 4.7.7.16

Burner: GH22NP20
Firmware: 2.00
Media: Verbatim 96191 16x DVD+R white inkjet hub printable (MIT)
MID: MCC004
Stamper Code: ZD8146-DVR-T47D
Hub Serial: PAPA14KK01063944 5
Burn Speed: 22x
Burning Software: Nero CD-DVD Speed 4.7.7.16

Disc manufactured November 01, 2006 by CMC Magnetics.

Writer: LG GH40F, GH22LS40 OEM for Acer with Labelflash support
Firmware: MG01

The worst drive I ever had, thought that it’s faulty, but then I found some complaints on the web proving that it’s simply a terrible burner.

All discs burned and scanned in Dec 2019, same parameters:
Burn Speed: 8x
Software: Nero CD-DVD Speed 4.7.7.16

Media: Verbatim DVD-R 16x
MID: (MCC 03RG20) old good batch, very small scratches at the outer area


Media: Imation DVD+R 16x
MID: (MBIPG101 R05) 2013

disc 1



disc 3 after cross-flash to GH22NS40, NL02 (disc 2 burned on original GH40F sw gave very similar result to disc 1).


BenQ can’t read the disc.

Seems that transition from CAV to CLV around 0.4 GB mark is a FW bug.

Then I thought that I will keep the drive for Labelflash, so I took some scrap discs to test DiscT@2 feature - the burner managed to overwrite the data twice, I won’t test another time!!
148559d1577669757-lg-gh20ns-ls10-15-gh22np-lp20-gh22ns-ls30-40-50-70-90-a-gh40f_disct-2_1
148560d1577669757-lg-gh20ns-ls10-15-gh22np-lp20-gh22ns-ls30-40-50-70-90-a-gh40f_disct-2_2

And scans before and after “tattooing”:

Just to check if I don’t make any mistake myself I tried a third disc but on PLDS DH16A6S drive, and the result was as expected:
148561d1577669757-lg-gh20ns-ls10-15-gh22np-lp20-gh22ns-ls30-40-50-70-90-a-dh16s_disct-2

Seems like the first drive I shall convert into a laser engraver :wink:

Don´t have a GH22LSxx, but my NS40/NS50 are similar. First I thought the NS40 was only to old for good results, but a new NS50 performed also not good.

MY GH20NS10 performed better, all writers since GH24NS95 are some of the best writers which were ever made, at least with 8x or 16x media