LG GSA-4167B DVD Writer

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LG GSA-4167B


OEM:
Hitachi-LG
Chipset:Renesas
48xCDR ZCLV
32xCDRW ZCLV
16xDVD-R PCAV
6xDVD-RW CLV
4xDVD-RDL CLV
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
1 BenQ 8xDVD+R (DAXON...AZ2) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Bulkpaq 8xDVD-R (MCC 02RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 ComStar 8xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Datawrite 8xDVD+R (RICOHJPND01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Datawrite Classic Grey 8xDVD-R (ProdiscF01..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Datawrite Red (V3) 4xDVD-R (SKC Co.,Ltd.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Datawrite Titanium 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Datawrite Yellow 8xDVD-R (TTG02.......) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Datawrite Yellow 16xDVD-R (TTH02.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 DUNC 8xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Egital 8xDVD+R (RICOHJPND01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Egital 8xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Emgeton 16xDVD+R (SONY....D21) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Emgeton 16xDVD-R (SONY16D1....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 EMTEC 8xDVD-R (FUJIFILM03..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 EMTEC 4xDVD+RW (OPTODISCOP4) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 EMTEC 8xDVD+R (YUDEN000T02) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Fujifilm 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPND00) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fujifilm 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fujifilm 16xDVD+R (RITEK...F16) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Gigamaster 4xDVD+R (........001) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Hi Space 8xDVD+R (MJC.....003) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Hypson 8xDVD+R (MCC.....003) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Hyundai 8xDVD-R (INFODISC-R20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Imation 16xDVD-R (MBI 01RG40..) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW11) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Infiniti 16xDVD+R (MCC.....004) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Intenso 4xDVD+R (OPTODISCOR4) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 K-Classic 8xDVD-R (OPTODISCR008) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 LG 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 LG 16xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AM3) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 1 poor.
1 LG 4xDVD-R (LGE08.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 16xDVD-R (MXL RG04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 5xDVD-RAM (MXL16) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 16xDVD-R (RITEKF1.....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 MaxMax 8xDVD-R (GSC003......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Melody 2.4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.D01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 16xDVD+R (CMC MAG.M01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 16xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Memorex 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...D01) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 16xDVD-R (RITEKF1.....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Mirror 8xDVD+R (RICOHJPND01) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Mitsubishi Black Diamond 8xDVD+R (MJC.....003) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Mr. DVD 8xDVD+R (AML.....002) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Mr. DVD 8xDVD+R (YUDEN000T02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Multilaser 8xDVD+R (INFOME..R20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Nexxtech 8xDVD+R (RICOHJPND01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 Nipponic 8xDVD-R (VDSPMSAB 02.) comments, 0 good, 2 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Panasonic 5xDVD-RAM (M01J5006) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 16xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AM3) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.D04) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 16xDVD+R (CMC MAG.M01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 16xDVD-R (DAXON016S...) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 8xDVD+R (RICOHJPND01) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 8xDVD+R (RITEK...R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Princo 2xDVD-RW (PRINCO......) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 RiData 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...D01) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 RiData 8xDVD-R (RITEKG05....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 RiData 4xDVD-R (RITEKP01....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 RiDisc 16xDVD-R (MCC 03RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 RiDisc 8xDVD-R (TTH02.......) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
3 Ritek 8xDVD-R (RITEKG05....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 2 poor.
1 Ritek Excellent 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...D01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Ritek Excellent 16xDVD-R (RITEKF1.....) comments, 1 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
3 Samsung (Pleomax) 8xDVD-R (OPTODISCR008) comments, 2 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Samsung (Pleomax) 4xDVD-RW (OPTODISCW004) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Samsung (Pleomax) 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...D01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 SmartBuy 8xDVD-R (ProdiscS04) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sony 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Sony 16xDVD+R (SONY....D21) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 Sony 16xDVD-R (SONY16D1....) comments, 3 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Spin-X 16xDVD+R (PRODISC.R04) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.F01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 16xDVD+R (CMC MAG.M01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 8xDVD+R (MBIPG101R04) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPND00) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 8xDVD+R (TDK.....002) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 8xDVD-R (TTG02.......) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
2 TDK 16xDVD-R (TTH02.......) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Teac 8xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Tesco 8xDVD-R (UME01.......) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Tuff Disc 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...D01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Universal 8xDVD+R (PRODISC.R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 Verbatim 16xDVD-R (MCC 03RG20) comments, 3 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Verbatim 16xDVD+R (MCC.....004) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 8xDVD-R (MCC 02RG20) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 2.4xDVD+R (MKM.....001) comments, 3 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim DigitalMovie 4xDVD-R (MCC 01RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim DigitalMovie 2xDVD-RW (MCC 01RW11n9) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Windata 8xDVD+R (RICOHJPND01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 XDisc 8xDVD+R (MCC.....003) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
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After 3.5 years of use, my GSA-4167B has started producing "Invalid Block Address" errors. This drive never burned ALL of the medias reported here but now it won't do DL at all. This is error has been well reported on the net but no clear diagnosis has been discussed. I am assuming this is a hardware failure of the drive and will be replaced.


Comments posted by hfinkel from United States, August 04, 2009. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





had this since may 06 (see comments above)

Burned a few hundreds single layer and around 30 double layer.

Just had 3 coaster, don't remember the error but it was at the very beginning).

Before that, had never had any coaster except due to bad files..

Using Tayo Yuden value line DVD-R

Now at 40$ can, think i'm gonna buy another one.


Comments posted by Sluggy1 from Canada, March 24, 2008. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





I am very impressed with my LG GSA-4167B. it was one of the first all media type DVD writers that I got, and the main reason was just for the fact that it could read and write with every type of DVD that there was at the time.

But I have since learned quite a bit about DVD media and the quality of writing, and I would say that its a bit more hard than CDr burning and the drive does have a lot to do with it, and I have found that this is one of the best writing DVD drives I have seen. The only problem is that they seem to be a bit thin on the ground. I have a newer LG H42N drive that I got because I think that it has the same chipset as the 4167B, but it does not make as good burns.

This drive does like good media, Verbatim is what it likes best and can make the very best of it. I like the DVD +R version (MCC004) but it is as good with DVD -R. So much so that I get better quality burns with MCC004 over almost every type and make of TY media that I have found.

A great drive that you want to keep hold of if you have one or snap it up quick if you see one, that is what I am doing :)


Comments posted by Lenny_Nero from United Kingdom, April 18, 2007. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





great drive thus far. Picked it up for 46 bucks at a local shop.

ONLY DOWN SIDE, when ripping a DVD it is very slow DUE TO RIPLOCK.
10x limit for DVD-ROM discs as well as DVD+/-R discs.
Single layer video ripped at 10x max and duel layer video ripped at 8x max.

This is with the most up to date firmware from LG.

(I have only seen one hacked vesion of the firmware and I am not willing to try it out. It's located on "THE FIRMWARE PAGE" for those that dare.)
http://forum.rpc1.org/portal.php


Comments posted by Bill from Canada, May 26, 2006. Rated this writer 7 of 10.





Works like a charm.
Done about 15 discs so far at 16X.

Only coaster was when using Nero Burning rom and forgoth to tick finalize disk...

Using DVD-R 16X RIDATA SILVER MATTE


Comments posted by Sluggy from Canada, May 22, 2006. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





NICE....Very nice. Same bullet proof burning as my LG4040B but faster, quieter, dual layer and bitsetting. My old 4040B is still going strong by the way.
Way to go LG. I have no idea why these drives are not more popular....they do it all and do it well.


Comments posted by hech54 from Germany, April 29, 2006. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Good at everything so far.


Comments posted by HatchetMan from United States, April 13, 2006. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





LGs are acceptable single-layer drives, but don't get one if you plan on burning Double-Layers. You're lucky if you get two dozen burns before the layer 2 laser burns out. Look for Seek or Focus errors (at least, that's how Nero reports them) on the layer 2 burn - it means your fancy new drive is now a single layer.


Comments posted by Matt Murphy from United States, April 12, 2006. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





mine only burn at 4x, error at 8x or up...wondering why...anyone could help? DL firmware from DL11 thru DL13, this issue still occurs.


Comments posted by David Lee from United States, April 11, 2006. Rated this writer No rating.





I am loving this drive. I received a recorded DVD from a friend of a movie he made. I tried to copy it to my HD using my old Liteon 411s. Tried straight copy and Decriptor. Halfway through, it ran into errors and wouldn't copy. Put the disk in the LG. No problems. Reads DVD-Ram from my Panasonic recorder, too. Also has bitsetting. Perfect.


Comments posted by cmfslc from United States, February 03, 2006. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





Good all round drive, has issues with 8 speed TTG02 discs (TDK/Datawrite), your only able to burn at 4x. Bar that a good drive.


Comments posted by Nik_Doof from United Kingdom, February 02, 2006. Rated this writer 7 of 10.





My LG GSA-4167B produced in China, DL10, July 2005.
Write quality is good on discs: DVD+R Genius 8x, DVD+R eProformance 4x.
Also it can normally write DVDRW Verbatim 4x.
Very bad note: it can't write TDK Scratch Proof disks. At the Lead-in Nero say: "Burning failed"

P.S. Sorry for grammatical errors in my post, it isn't main language in my country.


Comments posted by Farfurkis from Ukraine, January 17, 2006. Rated this writer 7 of 10.





This burner was going to replace my Pioneer 109, but it has dissapointed by not being able to write to Datawrite Titanium 8x printable, nero comes up with 'invalid block address' every time I try to use these disc's, and it would seem that the LG 4167b does not like the TTG02 dye used on the datawrite disc's. So my Pioneer is back in business again using up all my Datawrite dvd-r's. It does burn to Ritek media OK and Ridisc 16x discs as well.

Still love the Pioneer as it seemed that everything you chucked at it it burned, the unit was getting noisy that was the reason for replacement, and the fact that the LG reads and writes to DVD-RAM, the same format used in my Panasonic stand alone recorder.


Comments posted by Mr L W Newton from United Kingdom, December 30, 2005. Rated this writer 7 of 10.





Burns + and - well. Does a decent job ripping. I haven't
tried RAM yet.


Comments posted by pdemondo from United States, December 30, 2005. Rated this writer 10 of 10.







Comments posted by GrahamT from United Kingdom, December 05, 2005. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





VERY good drive for reading.

I have 1 old disk with many scratches. All drives which I use before (NEC 2500/NEC3540/Pioneer109) can't read all data from this disk. But GSA4167 read ALL data from this disk without any problem.
Thanks, LG! ;)


Comments posted by baziki from Russian Federation, November 04, 2005. Rated this writer No rating.





Burns the best quality with DVD+R Plextor 8x (12x possible). Plextor are real Taiyo Yuden. Try this out and this will be the best harmony und the quality with the 4167b and the plextor DVD+R 8x (also 12x if you want) are better than all of my pressed DVD`s!!! This is my own experience, but also some online tests made the same results!

Read out all my discs with KProbe.


Comments posted by nealelfwart from Germany, October 08, 2005. Rated this writer 8 of 10.







Comments posted by nealelfwart from Germany, October 03, 2005. Rated this writer 8 of 10.







Comments posted by Dan W from United Kingdom, September 30, 2005. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Fast and cheap (60$). With DVD+R 4.7Gigs it takes 5 minutes to burn a movie. Best price/speed/quality ever. Great buy.
Don't ask yourself the question and go for it.


Comments posted by Eric from Canada, September 27, 2005. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





By far the best DVD Writer yet! Good speed and good quality.


Comments posted by Edwin from South Africa, September 14, 2005. Rated this writer No rating.




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OEM
Original Equipment Manufacturer.


Chipset

The manufacturer of the main chipset the DVD writer/recorder is based on.


Write support / Read support
DVD-R
= Works
DVD-R = Is not supported
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.


Connection
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)


Rating
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The second rating between the ( ) is a normal average rating.


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