S-ATA DVD Burner GSA-H30N from LG

That’s rather odd. Previous LG writers with Panaonic chipsets support 12x as a burn speed for DVD-R discs. Why would they deliberately cripple that burn speed?

Still, thanks for the information though. At least we known that LG hasn’t given up on the use of Panasonic chipsets.

I was able to create disk a 12X in NeroCD-DVD Speed 4.51.3 on Richoh branded CMC MAG.AM3 1-16X -R

Ok, that means the drive specifications on LG’s Korean page are wrong.

Here’s some scans from jewel cased Mitsubishi 16X +R that’ was made in Taiwan.

That’s a great scan.

Please keep them coming when you get a chance :slight_smile:

I just made 2 tries at burning a Sony 1-16X D21 +R jewel cased media but both attempts failed when 'Create Disk’stopped and froze up.This stuff is AccuCore and made in Taiwn.

On the first try it got about havf way through the burn and was at about 12X and climbing when it suddenly dropped to 8X and stopped a few seconds later.

The second attempt at burning got only to the 120mb point and froze.

The burning time clock continued to advance during both after the burning part froze.I needed to use Windows task manager to shut down Nero.

All other media(10) 4X,8X and 16X that I’ve burned since purchase has not caused any problem using the H30N.

I don’t have another Sony 16X +R or I’d give it one more try.

Here’s scans Ricoh 16X +R from cakebox of 100.

now there’s also a GSA-H30L. apparently H30N + LightScribe.

59,000 Won -> 49,000 Won :slight_smile:

Samsung SH-W163A to 39,000 Won

is this available in the US?? or at a reliable etailer…

Here: http://forum.pctuning.cz/viewtopic.php?p=7129660&sid=3f8b9b98a1149fcc8a03e417f264fce0

and at Danawa.co.kr in Korean (not officially listed yet)

and MIC-registered in March this year: (MIC is the South Korean version of US FCC)


Those two PDF files list the following LG models:



HP DVD760b
HP DVD760e
HP DVD860b
HP DVD860e

Made by
LG Electronics (South Korea)
Hitachi Electronic Product SDN BHD (Malaysia, Hitachi subsidiary)
Huizhou LGE Inc. (China)
Aseong Electronics (South Korea, Gyoung-Gi Province)

2006 Nov 30 version of MediaCodeSpeedEdit also adds support for LG GSA-H31 drives.

[I] 20 Nov 2006

  • added support for LITE-ON DVDRW LH-18A1H HL01/HL03
    Thanks to 2601 for the support.

  • added support for LITE-ON DVDRW LH-18A1P GL03/GL0B

  • added support for AOpen DVDRW 18X18X12X (LITE-ON LH-18A1P clone)

  • added support for BENQ DVD DC DW1800 ZB34 (LITE-ON LH-18A1P clone)

  • enabled speed display for NEC DVD_RW ND-2500A 1.0B,
    NEC DVD_RW ND-2510A 2.19, NEC DVD_RW ND-2510A 2.0A
    some nonsense speed values might be displayed for older firmwares

  • added read only support for GBW-H10N GL04
    no read speed patch and blue ray media code list yet

  • added support for HL-DT-STDVD±RW GSA-H31 B106 (Dell OEM)

  • added support for TSSTcorpCD/DVDW SDR5372V,
    thanks to Firestorm for the tests

  • added support for SONY DVD RW DRU-830A (TSSTcorpCD/DVDW SH-S182D clone)

  • verified support for TSSTcorpCD/DVDW SH-S182D SB01-SB04

  • added PLEXTOR DVDR PX-751A@BENQ DW1670 crossflash option[/I]

That’s odd.
Is Aseong Electronics another LG factory in Korea?
My LG GSA-H10N was made in the factory with the code GR in Korea. :slight_smile:

I know A (limited first edition of a series), N (normal release), L (LightScribe), but I really wonder what V means. For [B]V[/B]ideo maybe?
I have never heard of a GSA-xx1x series, will they burn with 17x? :bigsmile:

Anyway, thanks for the heads-up, [B]Kenshin[/B]!
We as EMEA-zoners will have to wait a few months for those new models though :frowning:

Has anyone seen firmware for H30L i have S544 dated 16/06/2006 and i have not seen any updates

Hardly new as those were registered several months ago. GSA-H30 series were not released in some markets mainly for SATA compatibility reasons I guess. GR probably is for Germany? With LG and Samsung, “DOM” code means domestic meaning South Korean market. Aseong is maybe one of LG’s or HLDS’s subcontractors, never heard of the name before though “Hyo Sung” is a well-known jaebol (but much smaller than LG group.) On LG’s domestic, worldwide, and regional websites, not much information is provided.

H21 has been mentioned before, it’s a OEM model.
see here for example: http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=133858&page=19&pp=25

The H31 series are also OEM only so far, either Dell or HP, but I haven’t checked their specifications. I hope they are 18x at least.

i’d expect them to be 16x, H32x to be 18x SATA.
but i’m just guessing, i could be wrong of course.

Well, it said, “Factory Code: GR” or something like that, so I don’t really believe that it said Germany.
I think there are two factory codes: GH? and GR, GH is Huizhou (China) and GR is somewhere in Korea…

This is like Plextor not releasing PX-760SA in the US because they thought that they would mix it up, lol. It’s insulting :bigsmile:

I’m starting to wonder if LG’s old GWA/GRA/GCA type OEM models are now given GSA-xx1x model numbers instead. Probably need to wait for a few more models to appear to know for sure.