Excerpt: When we reviewed LG’s GGW-H20L Blu-ray burner in December 2007 we applauded its superior BD-R write speeds and ability to also read HD DVD media. Now that the latter feature is irrelevant, we welcome LG’s new GBW-H20L. It boasts all the same DVD and BD read and write specs as its predecessor, sans the HD DVD reader—and comes with a healthy price cut. LG remains the only manufacturer offering 6x write speeds for BD-R media, and it’s a notable distinction.
Pros: Fastest BD-R rating on the market, speedy DVD burn times, lowest price yet.
Cons: For backup purposes, an external hard drive is still a more attractive prospect.