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LG Electronics GP08NU20 external DVD writer

DVD / CD / HD Drive, DVD, external, RW, Writer

LG Electronics GP08NU20 external DVD writer
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LG Electronics GP08NU20 external DVD writer
Minimum: CDN$ 180.82 
Maximum: CDN$ 180.83  
Updated: 19/06/2016 19:32

Review of Linux Compatibility

The external USB 2.0 DVD writer GP08NU20 supports DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM medai and is fully supported by Linux ( Ubuntu 12.04, Linux 3.2.0-26-generic-pae). The USB device is recognized in the following way:

[32606.404171] usb 2-5: new high-speed USB device number 2 using ehci_hcd
mtp-probe: checking bus 2, device 2: "/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:13.2/usb2/2-5"
mtp-probe: bus: 2, device: 2 was not an MTP device
[32609.529056] Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
[32609.529514] scsi6 : usb-storage 2-5:1.0
[32609.529746] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
[32609.529752] USB Mass Storage support registered.
[32610.530113] scsi 6:0:0:0: CD-ROM            HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GP08NU20  1.01 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0
[32610.574338] sr1: scsi3-mmc drive: 24x/24x writer dvd-ram cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
[32610.575100] sr 6:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr1
[32610.576578] sr 6:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 5

The following reading speeds are possible

DVD-R/-RW/-ROM: 8x/8x/8x max.
DVD-Video (CSS):	4x max. (Single/Dual Layer)
DVD+R/+RW: 8x/8x max.
CD-R/RW/ROM: 24x/24x/24x max.
CD-DA (DAE): 24x max.

and the following writing speeds

DVD-R: 2x, 4x ZCLV, 8xCAV
DVD-RW: 1x, 2x, 4x, 6x ZCLV
DVD-RAM:	2x, 3x, 5x PCAV
DVD+R: 2.4x, 4x ZCLV, 8x CAV
DVD+R Double Layer: 2.4x CLV, 4x ZCLV, 8x ZCLV
DVD-R Dual Layer: 2x CLV, 4x ZCLV, 6x ZCLV
DVD+RW: 2.4x, 3x, 4x, 8x ZCLV
CD-R: 4x, 8x CLV, 16x, 24x ZCLV

The GP08NU20 has the following technical characteristics:

Access time (random access)
DVD-ROM: 160 ms
DVD-RAM: 360 ms
CD-ROM: 140 ms

Cache: 1 MB
Standard jumpering: Master
Supporte OS: Windows Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Ultimate
size (W x D x H) mm: 128 mm x 12,7 mm x 127 mm
Weight:	165 g
Interface: USB 2.0
Ambient conditions, ambient humidity: 5°C, 40°C, 15%, 85%
Storage conditions, stroage himidity: -30°C, 60°C, 10% , 90%

Identified Hardware Configurations (6 Results)

This hardware component was used by Linux users under the following system configurations. These results were collected by our LHG Scan Tool:
Scan Date
Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS 4.4.0-96-generic - 12/10/2017
Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS 4.4.0-83-generic - 06/07/2017
Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS 4.4.0-63-generic - 22/02/2017
Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS 4.4.0-59-generic - 22/01/2017
Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS 4.4.0-38-generic - 11/10/2016
Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS 4.4.0-31-generic - 01/08/2016

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