LG has announced it is bringing the world's fastest Blu-ray rewriter and HD DVD-ROM drive, the GGW-H20L, to the UK.

With the ability to read and write Blu-ray at 6x, the internal drive from LG enables users to store large amounts of data at a "record-breaking" speed.

Fiona Landsberg, marketing manager, LG Electronics says, "With the increased volume of data available today, the need for alternative storage options is rising rapidly".

"Not only are we choosing to store more data, such as digital images, music files and video, but we also continue to be bound by record keeping regulations, all of which take up precious space."

"LG's revolutionary new 6x optical storage drive, the GGW-H20L, allows users to not only store massive volumes of data compactly, but it also does it in lightening speed. Our new 6x technology is set to transform the way we interact with data."

In addition to the GGW-H20L, LG is also launching the GGC-H20L in the UK. This optical storage drive also allows users to read Blu-ray at 6x, HD DVD media at 3x and read and write CDs and DVDs but it does not have the ability to write to Blu-ray.