The LG GS20N Slot-Loading 9.5mm Optical Drive

The LG GS20N Slot-Loading 9.5mm Optical Drive

Hi everyone,

Today, we will be seeing the LG GS20N Optical Drive. This is an internal SATA 9.5mm Slot Loading drive.

LG GS20N 1

This drive is compatible with 12cm CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD+/-R DVD+/-R DL, DVD+/-RW and DVD-RAM.

It can burn CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+/-R, DVD+/-R DL DVD+/-RW and DVD-RAM.

This is my first slot-loading internal DVD Drive.

Here’s a look at the front and back of the drive:

On the other side, we can see some drive internals:

LG GS20N 4

By taking out 4 screws on the top, we can expose the entire drive internals:

LG GS20N Teardown

Drive capabilities

Below, we can see the drive’s capabilities as shown with ImgBurn:

LG GS20N Drive Capabilities

Overall, the drive seem to be performing great for reading purposes. I haven’t tested the its write performance. However, at least for listening to Audio CDs, it is working great.