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LG GBW-H10N Blu-ray Disc drive

£405 inc VAT

Manufacturer: LG Electronics

Our Rating: We rate this 3 out of 5

LG’s GBW-H10N is an internal Blu-ray drive that uses the standard IDE interface. The LG GBW-H10N is a simple plug-in replacement for most optical drives.

LG’s GBW-H10N is an internal Blu-ray drive that uses the standard IDE interface. The LG GBW-H10N is a simple plug-in replacement for most optical drives.

Similar to Lite-On’s LH-2B1S, LG's GBW-H10N supports a wide range of DVD formats - but it also supports up to five-speed DVD-RAM. LG's GBW-H10N proudly boasts four-speed Blu-ray capability and, although four-speed discs are not readily available, it managed to burn our sample two-speed TDK media at four-speed. We also found the LG GBW-H10N faster than the Lite-On LH-2B1S in our DVD-based tests - often by over a minute.

Although limited to 12-speed recording with DVD+R media, the LG GBW-H10N is capable of write speeds just 23 seconds slower per disk than Samsung's Writemaster SH-S183A 18-speed product. Indeed, the LG GBW-H10N's 12-speed DVD–R recording was faster than that of an 18- (Samsung Writemaster SH-S183A) and 20-speed (Lite-On LH-20A1PU) drive.

LG GBW-H10N Expert Verdict »

Internal Blu-ray drive
IDE interface
4x/2x (BD -R/-RE)
12x/4x/12x/4x/5x/8x/6x (DVD +R/+R9/-R/-R9/RAM/+RW/-RW)
8x/10x (CD-R/-RW)
4MB buffer
CD/DVD access times 170/180
includes CyberLink BD Solution
146x200x41mm
970g
  • Build Quality: We give this item 9 of 10 for build quality
  • Value for Money: We give this item 4 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 6 of 10 overall

LG's GBW-H10N is a simple plug-in replacement for a standard internal drive, with excellent DVD performance despite its 12-speed rating. The GBW-H10N is capable of writing to Blu-ray discs at four-speed, but shows very poor CD-writing performance.

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