LG GSA-5163D DVD Writer
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1 Bluechip 8xDVD-R (MCC 02RG20) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
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This burner worked wonders for me for 9 solid months. then all of sudden it started having errors during the finalizing process. I checked the forums and troubleshooted it and found that it had nothing to do with the software I was using or the computer I used.
Comments posted by Arnold from United States, April 24, 2006. Rated this writer 6 of 10.
Well, it has 2 important things to me:
1. it writes CD-Audio with 0 offset
2. it has 2 different connexions (USB2+IEEE1384)
It burns really ok if you feed it with the right media (apparently it's picky).
Unfortunatelly it does not read as good as its predecessors, I mean defected sectors. I hate to see people saying X is bad because it cannot read DVD at 16x. I don't care so much about the speed if a DVD/CD-ROM chokes on the first dirty/scratched spot.
I have several burners at home, I use the LG for one type of media, the Plextor for another a.s.o.
I would say 8-9.
Comments posted by Marian Popa from Germany, January 18, 2006. Rated this writer 9 of 10.
Works fine with DVD-RW/+RW. Reads CDs fine as well. Refuses to write CDs no matter what. Just hangs a whole PC while trying to write without any error messages or something.
I doubt that this is a hardware issue. Trying to find what's wrong with the software. About to turn it back because it should be that hard to get it work for this kind of a device
Comments posted by Mike from United States, November 20, 2005. Rated this writer 7 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.