Lg H20 or H62N?

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#1

My pioneer 112 is dying on me, and I need to replace it, I’m looking for a sata burner since I think there’s no point in buying a IDE burner now.

I’ve looked around and the only 2 I’ve found in stock are the LG H20 and the LG H62N.

Which one of those is better? or should I wait to find another sata burner that’s better?

I burn lots of dvds, around 200 each month because we do a lot of video editing and archive all of our video on dvd, so I need a good dvd burner that can take heavy duty, be reliable and last for a long time.

Thanks in advance.


#2

Welcome to CDF :smiley:

LGs, in my own experience anyway, are very robust and reliable drives.

I don’t have any experience of the H20, so can’t comment there, but we have the H62N and it’s a great DVD burner - assuming you’re going to be feeding it quality media of course :slight_smile:

In this day and age though, with burners selling so cheaply now, nothing will last an uber-long time, I would think. :wink:


#3

Thanks Arachne.

I’ll give the LG H62N a chance, because I’m not very happy with the pioneer burners, I’ve had 3 pioneers and none of them have lasted for more than 9 months.


#4

[QUOTE=OniShiro;2007982]Thanks Arachne.

I’ll give the LG H62N a chance, because I’m not very happy with the pioneer burners, I’ve had 3 pioneers and none of them have lasted for more than 9 months.[/QUOTE]

Sounds weird.
If it werent over-normal-usage then maybe there is some problem with heating or the PSU?


#5

[QUOTE=OniShiro;2007982]Thanks Arachne.

I’ll give the LG H62N a chance, because I’m not very happy with the pioneer burners, I’ve had 3 pioneers and none of them have lasted for more than 9 months.[/QUOTE]

Good choice :)…but I too am surprised about your experiences with the Pioneers - those are the other drives I would have recommended for general robustness (and getting on with all kinds of media).


#6

I don’t know, I don’t think it’s a problem with the PC, my power supply is a Tagan 550W which is quite good and it doesn’t gets very hot.

Before the 2 pioneers 112 that I have now, I had a 111 that also died, before that I had a NEC 3520A which I retired because I needed a faster burner with DL support but it was still working fine even thought it got a lot of usage, I still think the NEC 3520A is the best burner I’ve owned.

Only thing I can think of is that I always verify my burns which means that the laser gets a lot of usage, and that I use the dangerous brothers RPC1 firmware on my pioneers, maybe it’s something about that firmware that overexerts the burners.


#7

Dangerous Brothers firmware is perfectly safe and wouldn’t cause a drive to fail - I use it on an older LG that I have and the drive’s still up and running :slight_smile:

Edit: All that verifying, if you’re doing it on every (or almost every) disc, may well be playing a part in your drives failing prematurely.

Forgot about NEC, yeah those are pretty rugged drives also. :iagree:


#8

[QUOTE=OniShiro;2008088]
Only thing I can think of is that I always verify my burns which means that the laser gets a lot of usage, [B]and that I use the dangerous brothers RPC1 firmware on my pioneers, maybe it’s something about that firmware that overexerts the burners.[/B][/QUOTE]

That surely not.
But my Tagan currently died because of BURST failures, slowly approaching > BSOD all the way. :frowning:
So I had to replace it. A friend ofmine too, he RMAd a 800 and got a 900W.


#9

The H62N is out of stock, they only have the H20NS.

Anyone have any experience with the H20NS?


#10

The GH20 is newer and would be my choice over the older models anyway. Check out the relevant scans threads in the LG section if you want more info.

GH20N/L: http://club.cdfreaks.com/f91/lg-gh20n-l-post-your-scans-questions-here-230408/
GSA-H62N/L: http://club.cdfreaks.com/f91/lg-gsa-h62n-l-post-your-scans-questions-here-214688/


#11

I just ordered the H20SN thought I’ve seen it’s not too good with the media I normally use ( TDK -R 16X TT02 ).