LG GSA-4167B Super Multi DVD-Writer Review

Posted 27 November 2005 17:31 CEST by Jan70

 

DVD-R media compatibility and write quality:


In these tests we will be using a Lite-On SOHW-1635S drive with firmware YS0G along with KProbe to measure the disc quality. We will also be using the NEC ND-4550A with firmware 1.06 along with CD-Speed for our read-back tests.



Brand:

Emgeton '“ Thanks to Bell Technology (CZ)
for sending us this media.

Manufacturer:

Infodisc Techology Co., Ltd.

Code:

INFODISC-R20

Disc Type:

DVD-R

Capacity:

4483MB

Certified Speed:

8x

Write Speed:

8x

Write Time:

8m:17s

PI-8 errors Average/Sec:

22.17

PI-1 failures (PIF) Avg/Sec:

0.02

The result is good.



Brand:

Ricoh '“ Thanks to Ricoh Europe for sending us this media.

Manufacturer:

CMC Magnetics

Code:

CMC MAG AM3

Disc Type:

DVD-R

Capacity:

4483MB

Certified Speed:

16x

Write Speed:

16x

Write Time:

5m:24s

PI-8 errors Average/Sec:

2.48

PI-1 failures (PIF) Avg/Sec:

0.01

Very good result!



Brand:

Sony

Manufacturer:

Sony Corporation

Code:

SONY 16D1

Disc Type:

DVD-R

Capacity:

4483MB

Certified Speed:

16x

Write Speed:

16x

Write Time:

5m:36s

PI-8 errors Average/Sec:

1.38

PI-1 failures (PIF) Avg/Sec:

0.03

The results are excellent.



Brand:

Taiyo Yuden unbranded '“ Thanks to SVP (UK) for sending us this media.

Manufacturer:

Taiyo Yuden

Code:

TYG02

Disc Type:

DVD-R

Capacity:

4483MB

Certified Speed:

8x

Write Speed:

8x

Write Time:

7m:59s

PI-8 errors Average/Sec:

5.14

PI-1 failures (PIF) Avg/Sec:

0.01

Very good result.



Brand:

Taiyo Yuden unbranded '“ Thanks to SVP (UK) for sending us this media.

Manufacturer:

Taiyo Yuden

Code:

TYG03

Disc Type:

DVD-R

Capacity:

4483MB

Certified Speed:

16x

Write Speed:

16x

Write Time:

5m:21s

PI-8 errors Average/Sec:

1.69

PI-1 failures (PIF) Avg/Sec:

0.02

Another very good result.



Brand:

Traxdata '“ Thanks to Conrexx (NL) for sending us this media.

Manufacturer:

RITEK

Code:

RITEKF1

Disc Type:

DVD-R

Capacity:

4483MB

Certified Speed:

16x

Write Speed:

12x

Write Time:

5m:28s

PI-8 errors Average/Sec:

2.28

PI-1 failures (PIF) Avg/Sec:

0.02

Once again another very good result.



Brand:

Verbatim '“ Thanks to Verbatim for sending us this media.

Manufacturer:

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

Code:

MCC 03RG20

Disc Type:

DVD-R

Capacity:

4483MB

Certified Speed:

16x

Write Speed:

16x

Write Time:

5m:31s

PI-8 errors Average/Sec:

9.15

PI-1 failures (PIF) Avg/Sec:

0.00

As we can see from the KProbe result the PI value is higher in the beginning of the disk then throughout the disk. The total PIF value is remarkable low!

 

DVD-ReWritable media:





Brand:

Traxdata - Thanks to Conrexx Europe for sending us this media.

Manufacturer:

RITEK

Code:

RITEK W06

Disc Type:

DVD-RW

Capacity:

4483MB

Certified Speed:

6x

Write Speed:

6x

Write Time:

10m:5s

PI-8 errors Average/Sec:

5.21

PI-1 failures (PIF) Avg/Sec:

0.03

The result is good.



Brand:

Verbatim - Thanks to Verbatim (UK) for sending us this media.

Manufacturer:

Mitsubishi Kagaku Media

Code:

MKM 01RW 6X01

Disc Type:

DVD-RW

Capacity:

4483MB

Certified Speed:

6x

Write Speed:

6x

Write Time:

10m:2s

PI-8 errors Average/Sec:

4.78

PI-1 failures (PIF) Avg/Sec:

0.08

The PI errors are higher at the beginning than throughout the disk, but overall the result is very good.

To sum it up: Overall, the write quality is very good on DVD-R and DVD-RW media.

 

Head on to next page and read about DVD+R DL compatibility and write quality...


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