First look: LG GSA-4165B DVD Burner
Preview: LG GSA-4165B
The LG GSA-4165B supports 16x DVD±R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW and 4x DVD±R DL writing technology, allowing Double/Dual Layer discs of 8.5Gb to be written.
Super Multi Drive with 5x DVD-RAM & 16x DVDÂ¡é€R Write
⋅ Write / Read speed
： SL – 2x, 4x CLV, 8x ZCLV, 16x PCAV
： 1x, 2x, 4x, 6x CLV
： 2x, 3x ZCLV, 3x-5x PCAV (Ver.2.2)
： SL – 2.4x, 4x CLV, 8x, 12x, 16x PCAV
： 2.4x, 4x CLV, 8x ZCLV
： 4x, 8x, 16x CLV, 24x, 32x, 40x ZCLV
： 4x, 10x, 16x CLV, 24x, 32x ZCLV
： 10x/8x/16x Max.
： 2x, 3x ZCLV, 3x-5x PCAV
： SL – 10x Max. DL – 8x Max. / 8x Max.
： 48x Max.
⋅ Data Transfer Rate – [DVD-ROM]：22.16MB/S
⋅ Access Time – [DVD-ROM/RAM]：145/165msec
⋅ Buffer Size – 2MB
⋅ Loading Type – Motorized Tray
⋅ Interface Type – E-IDE/ATAPI/Ultra DMA66
⋅ Mounting Method – Horizontal / Vertical
⋅ Compatible Format
Write：DVD-RAM, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R (SL, DL)/RW, CD-R/RW
Read ：DVD-ROM, DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R (SL, DL),
DVD+RW; CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA,
CD-DA, CD-I, CD-Extra, CD-Text, Photo CD, Video CD
⋅ Writing Method
： Random Write
： Disk-at-once, Incremental Recording
： Disk-at-once, (Incremental Recording)
： Disk-at-once, Incremental Recording,
[DVD+R, +R DL]
： Sequential Recording
： Disk-at-once, Session-at-once,
Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000 Professional,
Windows XP Home Edition, Professional,
⋅ Power – +12V/+5V DC
What’s inside the box?
Since the drive is a bulk drive, there is neither retail box nor any software. Below you will see the contents of the bulk drive:
Now it’s time to take a look at the drive itself:
The front is slight, and has an eject button, an emergency eject hole and a LED (green – for read and write – we prefer a different LED colour though for writing). The logos located on the loading tray include the Super Multi logo, a DVD Alliance DVD+R DL logo, the LG logo, a DVD Forum DVD-Multi Recorder logo, and a CD-RW Ultra Speed logo.
On top of the drive we found one sticker, and we can read it was manufactured in China (bottom left), dated July 2005.
On the back of the drive there are from the left: reserved connector; analogue audio connector; pins and jumper to set the drive to cable select, slave or master; IDE connector, and a power connector.
Now, let us install the drive and check out the features on the next page…
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