LG GSA-2166D DVD Writer
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1 Melody 2.4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.D01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 16xDVD+R (CMC MAG.M01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Office Max 8xDVD+R (MBIPG101R04) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.F01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Premium 4xDVD+RW (INFODISCA10) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Premium 16xDVD+R (SONY....D21) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Swisstec 4xDVD-R (VDSPMSAB 01.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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Very good writer, read only at 8x. I think firmware lock but can write to 16x. But only last 100 write only, copy ~100 DVD good then all copy not readable by my 5 years old Sony DVD player NC600. But OK to play with China made $20 DVD player. Any one kown what happen ???. I just replace the drive with Lite-0n drive. Hope it will last longer.
Comments posted by Tonny from United States, August 02, 2008. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
excellent...does what is required...only caveats are... 1)recommended cpu Pentium 2.8 or higher... 2)can burn DVD+DL at 8x only with firmware update from LG website...
Comments posted by kamarob2 from United States, March 16, 2006. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
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Original Equipment Manufacturer.
The manufacturer of the main chipset the DVD writer/recorder is based on.
Write support / Read support
DVD-R = Works
DVD-R? = Not tested
Single Layer(4.7GB) write speeds
1x (CLV) = about 58 minutes
2x (CLV) = about 29 minutes
2.4x (CLV) = about 24 minutes
4x (CLV) = about 14.5 minutes
6x (CLV/ZCLV) = about 10-12 minutes
8x (PCAV/ZCLV) = about 8-10 minutes
12x (PCAV/ZCLV) = about 6.5-7.5 minutes
16x (CAV/ZCLV) = about 6-7 minutes
Dual/Double Layer(8.5GB) write speeds
1x CLV = about 105 minutes
2.4x CLV = about 44 minutes
4x CLV = about 27 minutes
Single Layer (4.7GB) read speeds
1x read speed is 1.321MB/s = ~56 minutes
6x CAV (avg. ~4x) read speed is max 7.93MB/s = ~14 minutes
8x CAV (avg. ~6x) read speed is max 10.57MB/s = ~10 minutes
12x CAV (avg. ~8x) read speed is max 15.85MB/s = ~7 minutes
16x CAV (avg. ~12x) read speed is max 21.13MB/s = ~5 minutes
DVD Write types
CAV = Constant Angular Velocity, the DVD is written at a constantly increasing speed.
CLV = Constant Linear Velocity, the DVD is written at a constant speed.
ZCLV = Zone Constant Linear Velocity, the DVD is divided into zones. After each zone the write speed is increased.
PCAV = Partial Constant Angular Velocity, the DVD is being written at an increasing speed until a certain speed. After this speed it will not increase anymore.
Desktop = Standalone desktop DVD Recorder
EIDE = Computer DVD Writer with EIDE/IDE connection
SCSI = Computer DVD Writer with SCSI connection
USB = Computer desktop DVD Writer with USB 2.0 or/and 1.1 connection
FireWire = Computer desktop DVD Writer with IEEE 1394/FireWire/i.Link connection (some standalone desktop dvd recorder supports this also but then it is usually to connect your DV camera to the recorder)
The first rating is based on a weighted rank (the true Bayesian), it requires at least 5 votes to get a weighted rating.
The second rating between the ( ) is a normal average rating.