LG GSA-4082B DVD Writer

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LG GSA-4082B


OEM:
Hitachi-LG
Chipset:N/A
24xCDR ZCLV
16xCDRW ZCLV
8xDVD-R ZCLV
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$150 7.2/10
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
1 Arita 8xDVD-R (RITEKG05....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 BenQ 4xDVD+R (DAXON...AZ1) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 BenQ 4xDVD-R (DAXON004....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 BenQ 4xDVD-R (SONY04D1....) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 BestMedia Platinum 4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW11) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 BestMedia Platinum 4xDVD-RW (RITEKW04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Bridata 2xDVD-R (PRODISCG02..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Budget 4xDVD-R (INFOSMART01.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Budget 8xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Budget 8xDVD+R (YUDEN000T02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Commodore 4xDVD-R (VDSPMSAB 01.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 CompUSA 4xDVD+R (AML.....001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Datastream Professional 8xDVD-R (FUJIFILM03..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Datastream Professional 8xDVD+R (PRODISC.R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Datawrite Classic Grey 8xDVD-R (FUJIFILM03..) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Datawrite Classic Yellow 4xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Deja 2.4xDVD+R (MEDIA ID001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Dr. Hank 4xDVD-R (GSC002......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 e-blue 4xDVD+RW (NANYA...DRW) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 E3Works 4xDVD-R (AN32........) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 E3Works 4xDVD-R (LEADDATA01..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 EMTEC 8xDVD-R (VDSPMSAB 02.) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Esperanza 4xDVD+R (AML.....001) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fortis 4xDVD-R (GSC001......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fortis 8xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Freespace 16xDVD+R (OPTODISCR16) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Generic/Unbranded 4xDVD-R (AN31........) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Generic/Unbranded 4xDVD-R (INFODISC-R01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Gigatain 8xDVD-R (MCC 02RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Gigatain 8xDVD+R (YUDEN000T02) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Go Tech 4xDVD-R (AN30........) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Hypermedia 4xDVD-R (AN30........) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 4xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AF1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 2.4xDVD+RW (CMC MAG.W01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 8xDVD-R (FUJIFILM03..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation i-Pro 4xDVD+R (OPTODISCOR4) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Intenso 8xDVD+R (YUDEN000T02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Kodak 4xDVD+R (MEDIA ID001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Lead Data 4xDVD-R (LEADDATA01..) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Legacy 4xDVD-R (GSC002......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Legacy 4xDVD+RW (INFODISCA10) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 LG 4xDVD-R (BeAll G40001) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 MAXdisc 8xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 8xDVD+R (MAXELL..002) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 4xDVD-R (MXL RG02....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 3xDVD-RAM (MXL8) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 16xDVD-R (ProdiscF02..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 8xDVD-R (RITEKG05....) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Memorex 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 4xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AF1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 16xDVD+R (CMC MAG.M01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 4xDVD-R (ProdiscS03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW11) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Minis 4xDVD-R (VDSPMSAB 01.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Nashua 2.4xDVD+RW (PHILIPS.010) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Natural 4xDVD-R (VDSPMSAB 01.) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 NEC 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Nexxtech 8xDVD-R (UME01.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Onidtech 4xDVD-R (VDSPMSAB 01.) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Optodisc 2xDVD-RW (OPTODISCK001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Optodisc 4xDVD+RW (OPTODISCOP4) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Optodisc 4xDVD-R (OPTODISCR004) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Packard Bell 1xDVD-R (OPTODISCK001) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Panasonic 3xDVD-RAM (M01J3002) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Panasonic 4xDVD-R (TYG01.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 2.4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.R01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 8xDVD-R (FUJIFILM03..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 4xDVD+R (RITEK...R02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Pine 4xDVD-R (Dvsn........) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Pine 4xDVD-R (LONGTEN 001.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Primeon 4xDVD-R (MAM4XG02....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Princo 2xDVD-RW (PRINCO......) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
5 Princo 4xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 2 good, 1 mixed, 2 poor.
1 ProMedia 4xDVD-R (LONGTEN 001.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Ricoh 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 RiData 8xDVD+R (RITEK...R03) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 RiData 4xDVD+R (RITEK...R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 RiData 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 RiData 8xDVD-R (RITEKG05....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 RiDisc 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Ritek 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 RiVision 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 RiVision 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Shintaro 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Shintaro 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sky 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Sky 8xDVD-R (MAM8XG01....) comments, 0 good, 2 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sky 4xDVD+RW (PHILIPS.041) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sky 4xDVD-R (VANGUARD....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 SmartBuy 4xDVD-R (ProdiscS03) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Sonic 8xDVD+R (VDSPMSAB001) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 2 poor.
1 Sony 4xDVD-R (MCC 01RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Sony 1xDVD-RW (SONY000000U9) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Speed Real Movie 8xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 4xDVD+RW (PHILIPS.041) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 TDK 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 TDK 8xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR02) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW11) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 2xDVD-RW (TDK502sakuM3) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
5 TDK 4xDVD-R (TTG01.......) comments, 5 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 TDK 8xDVD-R (TTG02.......) comments, 1 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 8xDVD-R (TTH01.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 16xDVD-R (TTH02.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 4xDVD-R (TYG01.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Teac 8xDVD+R (PRODISC.R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Teac 8xDVD-R (ProdiscF01..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Tevion 8xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TX (Think Xtra) 8xDVD+R (RITEK...R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Unifino 8xDVD+R (IMC JPN.R01) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Vakoss 4xDVD+R (NANYA...RJB) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Vakoss 8xDVD+R (PRODISC.R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Vanguard 4xDVD-R (VANGUARD....) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Verbatim 16xDVD-R (MCC 03RG20) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 4xDVD-R (MCC 01RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 8xDVD-R (MCC 02RG20) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 4xDVD+R (MCC.....002) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 8xDVD+R (MCC.....003) comments, 1 good, 1 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 4xDVD+RW (MKM.....A02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Xidex 4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.F01) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
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This DVD-Writer seems not handling DVD-RAMs very well. When I use an Imation DVD-RAM (single-sided, single-layer) to write the data by this DVD-Writer, it reports an error when writing to the disc. Afterwards, the DVD-RAM mentioned before is now not recognized by the drive (and probably the same thing happens for other brands of DVD-RAMs).

Also, problems will then occur when reading CDs (including the pre-pressed CDs) and pre-recorded CD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW and DVD-R/RW. Bad sectors are reported by the drive when testing CDs and DVDs. Sometimes when bad sectors are reported when reading a disc (CD or DVD), it will not recognize any discs for several hours. In this case, a pre-pressed DVD may make the drive be able to recognize some discs, but this does not always help.

Moreover, most of the time after the writing failure of the DVD-RAM, it can only write up to half the capacity of CD-R/RWs and DVD+-R/RWs, and after a couple of writing, it may not recognize any CD-R/RWs or DVD+-R/RWs at all.

This DVD-Writer is, in my opinion, of bad quality, even though it supports almost all types of CD/DVD medias (including DVD-RAM). Actually, only double-layer DVD+/-Rs are not supported. However, the most valuable feature of this drive (reading and writing DVD-RAM) does not work properly.


Comments posted by Kwan Chi Nam from Hong Kong, October 04, 2005. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





I got this burner a couple of weeks ago. It worked fine to start, but I got an error burning a dvd-r and it stopped reading or writing to any disk. I updtaed the firmare and it seemed to work, but it again failed to burn.

I took it out and reinstalled it and then it would read disks, but when I tried to write it failed again. Now it goes from reading cd's and not reading dvd, to the other way. It won't burn to dvd's at all now and will only occasionally burn to a cd.


Comments posted by Don from United States, July 31, 2005. Rated this writer 3 of 10.





DVDs burn fine if burned faster than 1x. It hasn't been good for me as I need to burn precise copies (1x) for my use, and when burning at 1x you get write errors with media like Verbatim.
But if you just want to backup data, it's fine.


Comments posted by PiPEŅO from Chile, May 26, 2005. Rated this writer 5 of 10.





I Buy this machine 5 months ago ,burn 430 dvds and i only have 9 coasters ,I use dvd decripter,dvd shrink and nero to burn .
I think its a good machine


Comments posted by rui from Brazil, February 19, 2005. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





This writer came already installed in the computer I bought 4 months ago. Burned fantastic on 50 Princo discs I got with the computer package. Did great with the next 30 TDk+R. worked great with Hp discs. Then all of a sudden it stopped burning to any TDk's..I upgraded the firmware and it wouldn't burn to any disc at all so I used different firmware...would only burn to Hp RW and TDK-R. I have made 20 coasters out of the last 40 discs in the past week. Now the burner won't read anything at all. Warranty is void because I upgraded the firware. Not happy at all.


Comments posted by Tracey from Australia, December 29, 2004. Rated this writer 3 of 10.





I have this writer for about 7 month now. So my review will be , probably more reliable then people who "just bought it".
For first 5 month the DVD worked like a charm - no problems, can burn any media types including the cheap ones. Later on , when I finished my Vakoss DVD stock I bought another one, same type of media, just to discover that I can't use this type of media any more (probably this time the medias had lower quality). The writer was burning it successfully, but the media couldn't be read on any other DVD reader, but the writer itself. 100 % loss of cheap medias! More expensive, brand name medias, gave better results, only 10% loss.
To my mind, the laser used in the burner has a very low lifecycle,as well as power, so please, think twice before buying this one.


Comments posted by Serge from Canada, December 01, 2004. Rated this writer 5 of 10.





i struggled quite a while with this drive. i could only write certain dvd-medias. i was about returning the drive and hating lg, when a friend gave me the hint to update may ide-drivers...
now i'm happy - i don't care about media-manufacturers etc., writing at 8x no problems!

some tips before returning the drive:
1) assure DMA-mode is enabled
2) update your mainboard-bios
3) update drive-bios
3) update your ide-drivers (onboard-chipset drivers in my case)

now i hate intel, since they don't publish the latest drivers at their website. better to look at http://drivers.softpedia.com ...

hope this helps


Comments posted by oaky from Austria, September 30, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Had drive for a few months, everything I have ever burned has been fine. Using unbranded discs from e-bay and local PC store. No complaints whatsoever. I guess there are others not so lucky.


Comments posted by Andy from United Kingdom, August 10, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Great drive! Burning 15 DVD (Princo, TDK, Imation) and no
coaster yet. The included sw would be better.



Comments posted by sorbit from Hungary, August 03, 2004. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





took back my Lg burner to store and they fixed the defective Drive but I ended up getting a Pioneer dvd burner instead. Then they gave me this crapy software called B's Gold or sumtin and now I can only burn MPEG one files!!!....WTF? so I take back the Pioneer only to get the LG back figuring "what the heck maybe itll be ok". Then I burn 6 dvd's and the 7th dvd goes out-of-sync!!!....Grrrrr....so now im like pissed again . Im gonna try 2 test burns and if I get any more out-of-sync problems ..its back to the store for the SONY that I should have got in the firsrt place!!!!!!....damn u LG...Grrrr.....!!!!! lol lol ....


Comments posted by bytor666 from Canada, August 01, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.





upgraded to this from the 4x model and still have not had any coasters. use the cheapest shit cds and only princo dvd -r at 4x at the moment as 8x are hard to find. with princo selling at $25 for spindle of 50 all my dvds are now backed up.Encode with dvdshrink and burn with Nero 6 ultra Max17mins to encode, 14 to burn


Comments posted by ace2263 from Australia, July 26, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





i bought it like 2 moths ago, I had only burned 3 movies, howevr, one of them can`t be read in my Sony DVD player, I guess the original one had a scratch or something. I can say it has worked fine so far. It works fine with princo DVd-r discs, so don`t listen to those who say it doesn`t work with princo. Nevertheless, keep in mind that princo is a cheap dvd-r disc manufacturer and it is not recommended by LG.
I`ve bought some other LG products and I can say that they `ve been really good, the cd-rw has worked perfectly, fast thing...and the DVD Rom is excellent.

Right now I have a terrible problem, for some reason I can`t burn DVD`s when having the 3 drives connected, you know the cd-rw, dvd rom and the dvd ram drive, that is to say, the 4082b. I always get a message saying IDE-atapi connection. can anyone please help me? it works excellent when I have one drive disconnected and I have tried a million options of connecting this thing.

briefly speaking, this drive is really good. At first, i was afraid because of the price, it is real cheap yet good. besides, with the experience i`ve had with other LG products i can say that they are very good. If I find the solution for the problem I have right now with the Lg4082b I woulld say it is excellent.

I`m thinking about buying the LG home theater.
People say that korean devices brand like LG are bad, but i would say it depends more on the way you treat it. My father has a challenger home theater, people say that challenger is a piece of junk but my father`s has worked just fine.

PLease if any of you knows the solution for the problem I have for the DVD ram Drive I would appreciate if you can e mail at
alejohome@yahoo.com

thanks



Comments posted by Alejandro from Colombia, July 26, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





Had this burner for 2 months. Burnt great using brand name such as Maxell and Memorex DVD 4X +R and 4X +RW discs. Burnt 50 discs without any problems whatsoever. Mixed results using Prodisc 4X -R, with 10% failure rate. Can only burned at 2X using Princo 4X -R discs. Disastrous results using generic DVD -4X discs made by Yi Jhan and Long Ten, and also Vakoss DVD +4X discs. Not sure the problems are due to the burner or the media discs though. The picture frames freezes a lot while watching movie on the burnt discs, especially towards the end of the movie. Overall, this is a breat burner if you stick to the brand name DVD media discs, otherwise you might be disappointed if you are using generic or not so 'brand name' DVD media.


Comments posted by Lam from Canada, July 22, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





I bought this LG dvd burner and had it for about 2 months ....made close to 50+ dvd's and all of a sudden , out of the blue the movies I was burning had out-of-sync problems. After this , the burner started to have "failed to burn" dvd issues. Took it to store , and store people phoned me in a couple of days saying the Drive was defective!!!...Im not gonna keep this dvd burner in case this happens again...Im gonna Trade mine in for a Sony IDE DWU18a. Lg dvd burners suck.


Comments posted by Markee from Canada, July 22, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.





Great DVD-r +r -rw +rw Drive.... burned over 50 DVD titles... Works like a Charm.

And... for those using linux... its software... not the drive... already tried it using diferent dist. of linux... no luck...

Tried using dual boot if u wanna burn some. :P..


Comments posted by SAGA from Panama, July 20, 2004. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





Let me be clear: this burner is crap. Let me be clearer: this burner HATES anything but premium media. If you read the reviews, they divide up pretty evenly between (happy) users who tried TDK, FujiFilm, Maxwell and had luck, and the (angry) users who tried Ritek, Prodisc.

And that's exactly how it breaks down. If you don't want to pay $1.40+ a disc, DON'T buy this burner. I bought a spindle of Ritek (Media ID = RITEKG04) and a spindle of Prodic (media ID = PRODISCS03) and got about a 70% failure rate.

If life were fair, I'd get not only my money back, but the time I've wasted too. Buying another burner.


Comments posted by John from United States, July 14, 2004. Rated this writer 1 of 10.







Comments posted by Gui RH from Brazil, July 12, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.





bought this drive 5 days ago.
no probs with thinkxtra 2x&4x and tdk 4x dvd-r's; some problems with philips dvd+r 8x(recognised as 4x insted it's an 8x) and verbatim dvd+r 8x (recognised as an 8x but burned as a 4x. No cds burned yet.
I've given it a 9/10 cause those problems.


Comments posted by emilio from Italy, July 01, 2004. Rated this writer 9 of 10.







Comments posted by gnono from Belgium, June 27, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





And Yes... I've upgraded the firmware to the latest version if anyone out there thinks that I'm a f@cking newbie!

I'm going down to my friendly hardware shop and swap this cr@p for a Pioneer instead. If I can't get it swapped out, I'll just purchase the Pioneer and just smash the f@ck out of this one, tear it to pieces and send it for warranty. See what they've got to say about their preciously designed and marketed product! F@ck! even Liteon or 4kus is better than this.

Can't they just write the firmwares so that it ignores what type of dye is used in it??? OR what the maximum speed that can be written successfully in it??? I believe that lies on the user's decision. As the end users, can't we just have that choice to upgrade the firmware to such thing? Besides if something goes wrong when upgrading firmwares, it's not covered by the factory warranty regardless it is the official or not anyway.

What this is, it's an attempt to try lure people that their product will support such speeds and formats but not to all types. So they keep money flowing only on their side of the f@cking boat! But sorry life is not like that. The water in the sea don't just keep rushing to shore. It flows back. Balance, equilibrium. People want cost effectiveness on the running cost (ie DVD media to use) while not compromising the speed, quality and the accuracy. Those w@nkers think that this is good. Yeah... for the little while that they can trick people. But watch the publicity go f@cking down and we'll see who's the laughing in the end reading in the paper that the company has gone down due to bankruptcy.

Never again on LG for me. Never. Piece of sh!t!!!
Life's not so good after all huh? B@stards!!!


Comments posted by wknox from Australia, June 26, 2004. Rated this writer 1 of 10.







Comments posted by Carlos Mena from Chile, June 25, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





I've just brought one and to those people that they can succesfully burn 4x on princo media, I'd say that you're full of sh!t. This burner sacrificed compatibility with features most users won't even or even get interested on using.

To LG, bad marketing decision. Bad hardware and firmware design. They should include data in the firmware about the common media that people use. I mean they sell this in Sydney and not much compatible media are available for us to utilize the product. How bad is that? The engineers that designed this product should listen to the music. They can't just start dancing to their own rythms and expect people not to say sh!t about it.

Not to mention the worst tech support available there is. People tend to get stumped and often put customers on hold to get more artillery to throw at the customer to woo them away. They kept trying to make it seem that it's my pc that has got something to do with it but a 3.2 Prescott with IC7 Max3 Board, 2GB of DDR mem, 250GB 2x SCSI RAIDed, and 500w PSU... how can you go wrong. I know where I went wrong.... picking this damn product instead of a Plextor or Pioneer. Even a humble Liteon or 4Kus are better than this pile of sh!t.

This brand was on the boom but I strongly believe that it will pretty much going to recession because people in it are f@cking thing up.


Comments posted by wknox from Australia, June 25, 2004. Rated this writer 1 of 10.







Comments posted by maddog from Germany, June 17, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.





No problems burning 4xDVD+RW (Ultron)and 8xDVD+R (Intenso).
Fast and silent. I used Nero 6.3.15 and Blindwrite 5.10
Firmware A201. (I know that there is A204 available, but why?)


Comments posted by Karagulon from Germany, June 10, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





This Burner is complete Garbage, After installing it yetserday I have had it Lock up on me 2x, It says thru Nero it's ripping at 4x but then it takes 38 mins to Rip a disc. Then It has Failures Left and Right. Have to reboot System 3-4 times just so I can Eject Disc from Drive. I have to Say this is the Most unreliable Unit I have ever Used.

I should have Kept my Lite-on LDW-411s, With No Firmware Updates Available and no Real FAQ on the Official Website, I rank this DVD writer as the Worst unit I have ever had the Displeasure of using.


Comments posted by Gary from United States, June 06, 2004. Rated this writer 1 of 10.




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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
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.


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