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First look: LG GSA-4165B DVD Burner

Posted 17 September 2005 10:17 CET by Jan70



Preview: LG GSA-4165B
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Provided by: CDFreaks
Firmware: DL04
Manufactured: July 2005

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.

Drive specifications:


W x D x H : 146 x 184.6 x 41.3(mm)
Weight  : 920g


Super Multi Drive with 5x DVD-RAM & 16x DVD¡é€R Write
Compatible with ¡é€R Double Layer Discs
16x/6x/5x/16x/8x (DVD-R/RW/RAM/+R/+RW)



        Write / Read speed



SL - 2x, 4x CLV, 8x ZCLV, 16x PCAV
   DL - 2x, 4x CLV



1x, 2x, 4x, 6x CLV



2x, 3x ZCLV, 3x-5x PCAV (Ver.2.2)



SL - 2.4x, 4x CLV, 8x, 12x, 16x PCAV
   DL - 2.4x, 4x CLV



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
               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

  [DVD-R DL]

Disk-at-once, (Incremental Recording)


Disk-at-once, Incremental Recording,
   Restricted Overwright

  [DVD+R, +R DL]

Sequential Recording


Disk-at-once, Session-at-once,
   Track-at-once, Packet write

    OS Compatibility
    Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000 Professional, 
    Windows XP Home Edition, Professional, Media Center Edition

        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...

CDFreaks Resident
Posted on: 17 Sep 05 08:48
Great results. Is the drive able to do PI/PIF scans ? Only 4X for DVD+R DL is a bit deceiving though...
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King Solomon
Waiting on Activation
Posted on: 17 Sep 05 15:38
I guess it would be a good drive to add to my collection.. I didnt like the READ speed lock though.
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CDFreaks Resident
Posted on: 17 Sep 05 20:49
How fast will LG be to startt selling the 4167 and the 4168? Strange policy with so many models comming in. And, as the format has already been cleared by the Forum, will the 4168 write RAM at 16x or just add LightScribe to the 4167 specification? If so, what model will be doing 16x soon? Yet anothet model?
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