LG introduces 8x super multi DVD±R/RW/RAM writer

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.



LG GSA-4081B
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

I
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.

Source: watch.impress.co.jp