LG X20 PATA External DVD Re-Writer with LightScribe £29.62 @ Dixons - HotUKDeals
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Bought one the other night after searching the net for a LIGHTSCRIBE dvd writer - free delivery too. I was going to get an internal drive but this wasn't much more expensive than an OEM internal if you include the delivery so though it was worth the extra ££'s

I've seen these in PC World for £44.99 or £39.99 via their website as a collect in store

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The LG GE20LU10 20x Speed External Super Multi DVD Rewriter with LightScribe offers superb disc compatibility and high-speed write times at a great price! Supporting all DVD and CD formats.

* 20x External PATA with Lightscribe
* Compatible with all DVD and CD formats
* Buffer Size: 2MB
* Dual Layer Compatible
* Data Transfer Rate - DVD-22,160KB/s

LG GE20LU10 Super Multi - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM drive - Hi-Speed USB - 48x (CD) / 16x (DVD) 48x (CD) / 20x (DVD±R) / 10x (DVD±R DL) 32x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 12x (DVD-RAM) - External

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#1
One review says it doesnt come with Lightscribe software, another says it does?
#2
This just confirms my belief that dixons don't know squat and that their descriptions are typed by monkeys at keyboards... I could be wrong but it's very unlikely that this is in fact a PATA device, more likely a USB device as PATA drives are very rare outside of the casing,something to do with cable length too I believe.

[edit] yep I was correct, here's the info from a slightly more reputable source

Product Features and Technical Details
Product Features

* External Super Muliti 20x DVD Rewriter
* USB 2.0
* SecurDisc
* Lightscribe

Technical Details

Speed
Write
DVD+R 2.4x, 4x (CLV), 8x (ZCLV), 12x (PCAV), 16x, 18x, 20x (CAV)
DVD+RW 2.4x, 4x,6x (CLV), 8x (ZCLV)
DVD-R 2x, 4x(CLV), 8x (ZCLV), 12x (PCAV), 16x, 18x, 20x (CAV)
DVD-RW 1x, 2x, 4x , 6x (CLV),
DVD+R DL 2.4x, 4x (CLV), 6x , 8x(ZCLV), 10x (PCAV)
DVD-R DL 4x (CLV), 6x, 8x (ZCLV), 10x (PCAV), 12x ZCLV
DVD-RAM 2x, 3x (CLV) , 5x, 6x, 8x,12x PCAV (Ver. 2.2)
DVD-RW DL 2x
CD-R 16x (CLV), 24x (ZCLV), 40x, 48x (CAV)
CD-RW 4x, 10x, 16x (CLV), 24x, 32x (ZCLV) (High Speed: 10x . Ultra Speed> 16x)
Read
DVD-R/RW/ROM(SL/DL) 16x/13x/16x/12x max.
DVD-R DL 12x max.
DVD-RW DL 4.8x max
DVD-RAM (Ver.1.0/2.2)
2x/ 2x, 3x-5x PCAV 6x CLV, 6x-8x PCAV, 6x-12x PCAV
DVD- Video (CSS Compliant Disc) 4.8x max. (Single/Dual layer)
DVD+R/+RW 16x / 13x max.
DVD+R DL 12x max.
CD-R/RW/ROM 48x/40x/48x max.
CD-DA (DAE) 40x max.
80 mm CD 10x max.
Sustained Transfer Rate
DVD-ROM 22.16 Mbytes/s (16x) max
CD-ROM 7,200 kB/s (48x) max
Access Time
DVD-ROM (SL/DL) 145/220 ms
DVD-RAM 270 ms (Ver. 2.2 )
CD-ROM 125 ms
Buffer Size
2MB
Loading Type
Motorized Tray
Interface Type
External (Host) USB 2.0 (480Mbits/s)
Write Method
DVD-R/RW Disc at Once Incremental Recording Restricted Overwrite (DVD-RW only)
DVD-R DL Disc at Once (DAO), Format4 (Layer Jump Recording)
DVD-RAM/+RW Random Write
DVD+R Sequential Recording
DVD+R DL Sequential Recording
CD-R/RW Disc at Once (DAO)
Session at Once (SAO)
Track at Once (TAO)
Packet Writing
Compatible Formats
DVD-ROM: 4.7GB (Single Layer) 8.5GB (Dual Layer)
DVD-R: 4.7GB (Ver. 2.0 for Authoring: read only) 4.7GB (Ver. 2.1 for General: read & write) (DL) 8.5GB (Ver. 3.0)
DVD-RW: 4.7GB (Ver. 1.2/ Rev 1.0, 2.0, 3.0)
DVD-RAM: 2.6GB/side (Ver. 1.0: read only) 1.46GB/side, 4.7GB/side (Ver. 2.2)
DVD+R: 4.7GB (Ver. 1.3) (DL) 8.5GB (Ver. 1.1)
DVD+RW: 4.7GB (Vol. 1/Ver.1.3, Vol. 2/Ver.1.0)
CD-ROM Mode-1 data disc
CD-ROM Mode-2 data disc
CD-ROM XA, CD-I, Photo-CD Multi-Session, Video CD
CD-Audio Disc
Mixed mode CD-ROM disc (data and audio)
CD-Extra
CD-Text
CD-R (Conforming to Orange Book Part 2: read & write)
CD-RW (Conforming to Orange Book Part 3: read & write)
W x H x D
160 x 50 x 230 mm
Operating System
Windows 2000 Professional
Windows XP Home Edition, Professional, Media Center Edition
Windows VISTA x86/x64
#3
I think they mean the drive is a PATA drive, not that the whole thing plugs onto a PATA header.
#4
I've had one of these for ages. Nice drive. good price.
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#6
I got a similar one, it is of good quality.
#7
great find been looking for one of these
#8
Excellent deal for people wanting to add an optical drive to their Acer Revo or similar device. Lightscribe is a good feature too! :thumbsup:
#9
#10
Great - cheers!
#11
Bought one of these 3 months ago, same price (VAT increase didn't effect it), it is quite bulky and to be honest quite slow considering the spec it promises. Cannot go wrong though for under £30. Does comes with S/W for everyones info, it is a full retail pack!
#12
paddy.stone
This just confirms my belief that dixons don't know squat and that their descriptions are typed by monkeys at keyboards... I could be wrong but it's very unlikely that this is in fact a PATA device, more likely a USB device as PATA drives are very rare outside of the casing,something to do with cable length too I believe.


Calm yourself, as above, the PATA description is refering to the connection of the internal drive, specifying that it is a PATA drive, not an SATA drive inside the case. The dixons descriptions are almost certainly taken from the suppliers or manufacturers and not handtyped by anyone.
#13
Very tempted with this. Would go nicely with the netbook
#14
Don't forget 3% qiudco too :thumbsup:
#15
Heat and rep added - that lightscribe thing looks quality!
#16
Bristle Hound
Don't forget 3% qiudco too :thumbsup:


The K*obs still have not registered my quidco! Absolute joke! So do not expect to get anything from dixons.......
#17
Thanks....just ordered...
banned#18
I guess this is mains powered and not USB powered. There is a slim line USB powered lite on drive for same price at dixons but it's only a reader
#19
out of stock but that was a really good price
#20
Brilliant Drive.
#21
just got mine today - it is external powered but not surprised - i'm sure you'd need quite a bit of power for one of these ;-) looks good - and i quite like the bulkiness of it, it feels very well built.

came with nero express software with lightscribe support ;-) hope a few of you got one before they ran out! - hopefully they will get more in at this price too!
#22
Had a lg external drive for well over a year excellent never had a coaster and burn fairly often can't say the same for my laptop drive would defo recomend i bought mine from pc world for 50 so this is a bargain never used the lightscribe so can't comment on that.
#23
More in stock now
#24
Why expired-just ordered one
#25
In stock again, unexpire please

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