Hitachi-LG Data Storage (HLDS) released in Europe the new GSA-H55N, the company's first 20x Multi DVD burner drive with Security Function.
Showcased last month at CeBIT, the new drive features the SecurDisc technology, which enables secure data protection and content access control when writing data on CD and DVD formats. SecurDisc protects user data against unauthorized access through password protection,
applies a digital signature to all data to allow recipients to verify data authenticity, while it also detects altered data through checksums to verify data integrity and readability.
The ATAPI drive supports 20x writing on DVD±R. Other writing speeds include 12x for DVD-RAM, 10x for DVD±R DL, 8x for DVD+RW and 6x for DVD-RW.
The new LG GSA-H55N retails in Europe now for 59 euro. A lighscribe version of the drive (LG GSA-H55L) will be also available at the same time.
DVD-ROM (SL/DL): 16x/12x max
DVD-R/RW/DL: 16x/12x/12x max
DVD-RAM: 2x, 3x, 5x, 12x PCAV
DVD-Video (CSS): 8x max. (SL/DL)
DVD+R/+RW/DL: 16x/12x/12x max.
CD-R/RW/ROM: 48x/40x/48x max.
CD-DA (DAE): 40x max.
DVD-R: 4x, 6x CLV, 8x ZCLV, 16x, 18x, 20x (CAV)
DVD-R DL: 2x, 4x, 6x CLV, 10x ZCLV
DVD-RW: 1x, 2x, 4x, 6x ZCLV
DVD-RAM: 2x, 3x ZCLV, 5x, 12x PCAV
DVD+R: 4x CLV, 8x, 12x, 16x, 18x, 20x (CAV)
DVD+R DL: 2.4x, 4x, 6x CLV, 8x, 10x ZCLV
DVD+RW: 2.4x, 4x, 8x ZCLV
CD-R: 4x, 8x CLV, 16x, 24x, 32x, 40x, 48x CAV
CD-RW: 4x, 8x, 10x CLV, 16x CLV, 24x, 32x ZCLV