I haven’t seen any official press release from LG about its new 8x DVD writer, the GSA-4081B, but apparently this model has now showed up in Japan. Besides the 8x DVD+R write speed and the 4x DVD+RW write speed the specification looks quite similar to specification of LG’s 4x model, the GSA-4040B.
|Write speed || ||Read speed |
|DVD+R ||8x ||DVD-ROM ||12x|
|DVD+RW ||4x ||CD-ROM ||32x|
|DVD-R ||4x ||Access time |
|DVD-RW ||2x ||DVD-ROM ||155 ms|
|DVD-RAM ||3x ||DVD-RAM ||185 ms |
|CD-R ||24x ||CD-ROM ||135 ms|
|CD-RW ||16x ||Buffer size ||2 MB|
saw some European shops listing the GSA-4081B too with a price of about €180-200 for the retail version. Some pictures of the box and drive are available here and here.