LG GSA-4120B DVD Writer

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LG GSA-4120B


OEM:
Hitachi-LG
Chipset:Renesas
40xCDR ZCLV
24xCDRW ZCLV
8xDVD-R ZCLV
4xDVD-RW CLV
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$150 7.5/10
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
1 BeAll 3xDVD-RAM (M01J3003) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 BenQ 8xDVD+R (DAXON...AZ2) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 BenQ 8xDVD-R (SONY08D1....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
3 BestMedia Platinum 8xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR02) comments, 3 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 BestMedia Platinum 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...D01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 Budget 8xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Bulkpaq 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Data-01 4xDVD-R (GSC001......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Dataware 4xDVD+RW (OPTODISCOP4) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 Datawrite (Printable) 8xDVD-R (MCC 02RG20) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 2 poor.
1 Datawrite (Printable) 4xDVD-R (SKC Co.,Ltd.) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
3 Datawrite Classic Grey 8xDVD-R (FUJIFILM03..) comments, 2 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Datawrite Mach4 8xDVD-R (INFODISC-R20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Dynex 2.4xDVD+R (MKM.....001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Emgeton 4xDVD-R (FNX...103...) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 EMTEC 4xDVD-R (OPTODISCR004) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 eProformance (epro) 8xDVD+R (PRODISC.R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 eProformance (epro) 8xDVD-R (ProdiscF01..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fortis 4xDVD-R (Dvsn........) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fujifilm 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPND00) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fujifilm 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fujifilm 16xDVD-R (RITEKF1.....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fujifilm 8xDVD+R (YUDEN000T02) 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 (ONIDTECH....) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Generic/Unbranded 4xDVD-R (VDSPMSAB 01.) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Gigatain 8xDVD+R (RITEK...R03) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Hi Space 8xDVD+R (MPOMEDIA080) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Hyundai 8xDVD+R (YUDEN000T02) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 i-b@se 4xDVD+RW (MBIPG101W04) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 4xDVD+RW (MBIPG101W04) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW11) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Infiniti 4xDVD-R (SONY04D1....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Intact 2.4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.D01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Intenso 8xDVD+R (AML.....002) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Intenso 8xDVD-R (FUJIFILM03..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Kodak 4xDVD+R (PRODISC.R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Kodak 4xDVD-R (ProdiscS03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Laser 8xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 LG 4xDVD-R (BeAll G40001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 LG 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 LG 16xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AM3) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 LG 16xDVD+R (LGEP16..001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 LG 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...D01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 M-Media 4xDVD-R (AN30........) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 MATCO 4xDVD-R (............) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Maxell 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 MaxMax 4xDVD-R (GSC002......) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Medianca 4xDVD+R (OPTODISCOR4) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Memorex 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 2 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. AM3) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.F01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 8xDVD-R (ProdiscF01..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW11) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...D01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Memorex 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Mirror Platinum 8xDVD+R (YUDEN000T02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Mitsubishi 5xDVD-RAM (MXL16) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Mitsumi 4xDVD+R (........001) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 Mitsumi 4xDVD-R (AN31........) comments, 1 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Mitsumi 4xDVD+RW (INFODISCA10) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Mitsumi 4xDVD-R (SKC Co.,Ltd.) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Moviestyle 4xDVD-R (SKC Co.,Ltd.) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Msonic 4xDVD+R (MCC.....002) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 MTV 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Muller 8xDVD-R (MCC.....003) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Nashua 2.4xDVD+RW (PHILIPS.010) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Network 2xDVD-R (MCIG01......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Octron 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Optodisc 16xDVD-R (OPTODISCR016) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 OSI Disk 4xDVD-R (AN31........) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 OTTO Office 8xDVD-R (OPTODISCR008) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Panasonic 2xDVD-RAM (M01J0005) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.D02) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Philips 2.4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.R01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Pinsonic 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 PowerDisc 4xDVD-R (GSC001......) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 PowerDisc 4xDVD+R (GSC502..002) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Princo 4xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Princo 1xDVD-RW (PRINCO......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 Prodisc 8xDVD-R (ProdiscF01..) comments, 3 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Prodye 8xDVD-R (POMS3A......) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
4 RiData 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...D01) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 2 poor.
2 RiData 4xDVD+R (RITEK...R02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 RiData 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 RiData 8xDVD-R (RITEKG05....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 RiData 4xDVD-RW (RITEKW04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 RiDisc 2.4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.D04) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 Ritek 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Sentinel 4xDVD+R (MPOMEDIA040) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 Shintaro 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 SilverLine 8xDVD-R (INFOMEDIAR20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 SK 4xDVD-R (NANYA-JC001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 SK 4xDVD-R (OPTODISCR004) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sky 4xDVD+RW (PRODISC.W02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 SmartBuy 8xDVD-R (ProdiscF01..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 SmartBuy 8xDVD-R (ProdiscS04) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sony 4xDVD+RW (PHILIPS.041) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 16xDVD+R (CMC MAG.M01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 TDK 8xDVD+R (TDK.....002) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 TDK 4xDVD-R (TTG01.......) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
3 TDK 8xDVD-R (TTG02.......) comments, 2 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Tecko 4xDVD-R (AN32........) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Tevion 8xDVD+R (Plasmon1C01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Tevion 8xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Tevion 8xDVD+R (VDSPMSAB002) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Traxdata 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Traxdata 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...D01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Traxdata 8xDVD-R (RITEKG05....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 UL-Tran Media 4xDVD-R (SKC Co.,Ltd.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Universal 8xDVD-R (MCC 02RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Vakoss 8xDVD+R (PRODISC.R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 Vakoss 8xDVD-R (ProdiscF01..) comments, 3 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Verbatim 16xDVD-R (MCC 03RG20) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim 6xDVD-RW (MKM 01RW6X01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 2xDVD-RAM (M01J0005) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 3xDVD-RAM (M01J3004) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 4xDVD-R (MCC 01RG20) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 8xDVD-R (MCC 02RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 8xDVD+R (MCC.....003) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 12xDVD+R (MCC.....003) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 2.4xDVD+R (MKM.....001) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 4xDVD+RW (MKM.....A02) comments, 3 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (Pearl White) 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (Pearl White) 8xDVD+R (RITEK...R03) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Vision 1xDVD-R (ME 153......) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Xmedia 4xDVD-R (SKC Co.,Ltd.) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
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Didn't burn Memorex +R DL 8 speed (8.5 GB) other single layer disk's not a problem altough it burn's my Maxell DVD+R 16x only at 8 speed.



Comments posted by Defender from Belgium, April 12, 2007. Rated this writer 4 of 10.





I have had this drive for a year now, and it works great. my panasonic dvd player will play any movie it burns. its too bad so many people have had trouble with this drive, i guess im just lucky.


Comments posted by matt from United States, December 28, 2005. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





GSA-4120B "Illegal Disc Error" when quick formatting/erasing to HP DVD+RW media with Nero version 6.6.0.13.
Firmware versions A101 to A115.
Media is Actually Philips.
Remedy:
Use DVDInfoPro to quick format/erase the media.
Nero will not erase the media.


Comments posted by elitedata from United States, October 03, 2005. Rated this writer No rating.





For several months this drive did what it was asked, but it now refused to recognize or burn DVDs... fine with CD's.

There are references to this problem on the Net, but no solutions. I'm not sure if it's an LG issue or whether it applies to other brands.

In any case, I have never been able to update the firmware: just get the error that it failed with a code of something like "0000 0000 0000". So updating the firmware is not a solution. In any case, it used to work with the old/current firmware, so that's not the problem.

Windows will no longer update the driver either... give an error: "An error occurred during the installation of the device. The data is invalid." Since there are not LG drivers there seems to be nothing else I can do.

Too bad.


Comments posted by Phflupp from Canada, August 18, 2005. Rated this writer 6 of 10.





this drive most definately sux , having first had its predescoor that lost focus during burns and burnt inaccurately rpolaced for this 8 x version , works well for 6 months now im getting more coasters than usable disc, using ritek dvds and cds, am seriously considering using a pioneer (at least they have been doing it longer than LG)


Comments posted by Ivan from United Kingdom, May 16, 2005. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





hello i have a lg super multi ht-dt-st dvdram gsa-4120B
16x
i updated firmwave to 116 beta version i tryed all oder firmware but notting will work .
I still cant read ARITA dvd+r
Has anyone here a slution for me .


Comments posted by trancekarel from Netherlands, April 25, 2005. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





i have the GSA4120B which I bought for $80 Canadian. I upgraded the firmware to A11 from the LG web site, and sofar have had no problem with burning.

I noticed that on the net there are versions A12, A115 (and A115-2) on http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?download_id=1841

My question is, what do the newer versions give the drive?


Comments posted by batkinson001 from Canada, February 10, 2005. Rated this writer 7 of 10.





after having a pionner 105 i choose this driver its terrible records with poor quality no good for ps2,after a wile with coosters i both the excelente pionner 108 lg never again .


Comments posted by frank from Brazil, January 22, 2005. Rated this writer 2 of 10.





Got one 2 weeks ago. Burns succesfully on DVD-R E-Pro 8x, DVD-R Verbatim 8x, DVD+RW Traxdata 4x. Haven't try dual layer yet , but no problems with other formats so far...


Comments posted by Caeswar from Romania, December 08, 2004. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





Got this drive over a month ago. Writes -r ok at 4x but i could not get 8x dvd-r's to work until i got firmware version 104 from lg website. Get this drive and datawrite dvd-r 8x as they are a cheap and fast combination. Havent tried dual layers yet though. I see there is another firmware update out now also! Wrote 4gb in 8 minutes with nero and made a full dvd movie with Sonic MyDVD in around 10 mins! (but make sure you get the latest firmware or 8 speed wont work without focus/tracking errors)


Comments posted by Kenneth from United Kingdom, October 09, 2004. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





Last year, I bought a LG4040B. After 10 monts of use, the unit died giving me Track/Focus error.

Called LG support and they replaced my 4040B with a 4120B FREE of charge. LG is fully aware of the infamous Track/Focus error.

Shipping didn't cost a thing, LG took care of everything. FEDEX delivered the new unit and picked up the old one.

O.K Took them 3 weeks to change my unit but still...

P.S.
I live in Montreal Canada, warranty was 1 year. CALL LG!!!


Comments posted by Frank from Canada, October 07, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





Bought one 1 month ago due to the great hype about this writer (i.e. burns anything).

Got a bunch of coasters with this writer trying to write on POSTECH POSG02 DVD-Rs which never failed on my Pioneer DVR-106. Write failure has always been reported as failure to Track / Focus. Tried all the Firmwares without success.

Is it a mechanical defect? I wonder. Getting a replacement under warranty would be costing as much as a new writer due to shipping charges.


Comments posted by Khokon from Qatar, October 04, 2004. Rated this writer 2 of 10.





Works with Datawrite Classic Yellow 4x & both plus & minus flavours of the 4x Mirror Platinum (white) discs. No problems with DVD reading & writing (fastest reading DVD and seeking). Slightly slower on CDs compared to my other drives (Liteon 52x32x52x16x IDE Drive(COMBO)& a seperate CDRW drive [can't recall the manufacturer - least used]). Not yet tried faster medium or my ram discs on this drive. All above media left over from my 4040B? LG 4x+/-rw/ram drive, I've now given to my dad. Not tried any dual layer media yet. Could ship with better burning software, suggest that you pick up a copy of nero.


Comments posted by David Baker from United Kingdom, October 04, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





works great with memorex DVD+R 8X but not with memorex DVD-R 8X for some reason it see's errors at 8X and when slowing it down to 4X movies come out really choppy. with the +R's a movie works perfectly, even in my old RCA 5 disc changer which won't even read CDR's. I haven't tried anything else in it yet due to lack of DVDr's in the local stores, all other reviews i've read say it should take anything you throw at it but i don't forsee changing anything since i have found a winning combo. runs for $75 on NEWEGG.


Comments posted by JP from United States, October 01, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





As "US Guy" wrote in 09-12-04, it does not like to burn 4x RW Ridata medias at 4x speed. I am using FW A102, as it came from the store. It burns DVD_RW Ridata G04 4X at 2x speed. Have not tried to update its FW to see if it goes to 4x but it may keep at 2x as "US Guy" have already tried it. :-(


Comments posted by Erich from Brazil, September 25, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.





This is my first burner, so I don't have anything to compare to. I've been burning almost nonstop for a week or so, not a coaster yet in 150 discs or so. I've been using Prodisc S03 and S04 at 2X and 4X, haven't tried 8X yet, soon. I did have to return the first one when it died on the 17th burn, but the replacement has been green lights and smooth sailing every time. I needed something to do RAM, which it does flawlessly so far, so not many choices. I've about given up on Panasonic lately and never did like Toshiba. So after 2 days of homework on the LG I went for it and am very happy I did.


Comments posted by David from United States, September 17, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Did my homework and read the reviews looking also firmware upgrades. All the discs I have burnt are Philips DVD+R 8x at 4x speed! No coasters yet. All play in my stand alone Plustron DN906 Micro DVD player. So Im very happy with the drive. As I was with the LG 8520 burner it has replaced. Good value for the money.


Comments posted by charlie_nutmeg from United Kingdom, September 13, 2004. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





I have not been able to write at 4x on -RW, there are RiData 4x -RW. But it was OK writing at 4x on +RW , even on 2x rated discs.

I have patched my FW with both official and TDB's latest A110, still no luck.

I also found that it does not like any Princo discs so far. But my other burners (Sony and HP/NEC) had no problems what so ever.


Comments posted by US Guy from Canada, September 12, 2004. Rated this writer 5 of 10.





So far so good.
It burns well with Princo DVD-R no coasters yet.
Can be bought (in Perth Western Australia ) for $129.00 Aussie dollars.


Comments posted by Sid from Australia, September 11, 2004. Rated this writer 7 of 10.





This is my first dvd copier. Backup the system with dvd-ram is so powerful.
dvd-r, -rw with verbatim goes so good.
I've only bought one DL at the moment, but trying with shrink 3.2, when it comes to record, the program says I've inserted a CD-R.
¿any problem with version?
thanks


Comments posted by Josan from Spain, September 09, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.





Drive does not like Datawrite Red V3 dvd-r, But it burns mirror 8x dvd+r at 12x


Comments posted by Nick from United Kingdom, September 01, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.





I'm not really happy with this drive yet, true no problems and just got it yesterday but it's bad. I have a Plextor 708A which burns 8X DVD+R and I only have memorex DVD+R 4X rated dvd blanks, plextor burns it at 8X while this new LG only burns at 4X, downloaded the new firmware for LG the A104 and still the same. Maybe that what makes plextor rated at top...


Comments posted by Halflife` from United States, August 31, 2004. Rated this writer 6 of 10.





Strick:

I use InCD for DVD-RAM, using UDFv1.5 format for large size files, so far so good.

(If I remember right, UDFv2.0 format better for lots of small size files)

Never get the DVD-RAM-Driver work on my machine, which I know support FAT32 format. (InCD only support UDF)


Comments posted by thomasm from New Zealand, August 31, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.





which software write on a dvd-ram disc ?


Comments posted by strike from Greece, August 30, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.





Awesome drive, no coasters as yet, have bought some dual layer disks (at $AUD13). Would highly recommend! I bought drive for $AUD185.00.


Comments posted by Topher from Australia, August 25, 2004. Rated this writer 10 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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