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LG GSA-4082B Super Multi DVD Rewriter

LG GSA-4082B Super Multi DVD Rewriter - PCSTATS
Abstract: The GSA-4082B drive tackles CD-R/RW and DVD-/+RW media as well as DVD-RAM discs. The LG GSA-4082B can write DVD-/+R media at 8X, DVD-/+RW media at 4x, DVD-RAM at 3x and read DVD's at 12x.
 84% Rating:   
Filed under: Optical Drives Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: LG May 27 2004   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Optical Drives > LG GSA-4082B

Benchmarks: CD Winbench99, Sandra

PCStats Test System Specs:
Processor:

Intel Pentium 4 3.0C

Clock Speed: 15 x 200 MHz = 3.0 GHz
Motherboards:

Gigabyte GA-8KNXP

Videocard:

ATi Radeon 9800 Pro

Memory:

2x 256MB Corsair TwinX3200LL

Hard Drive: 40GB Western Digital Special Ed.
CDROM: LG GSA-4082B DVD Burner
PowerSupply: Vantec 470W Stealth PSU
Software Setup

WindowsXP Build 2600
Intel INF 5.02.1012
Catalyst 4.4

Workstation Benchmarks

CD Winbench 99
SiSoft Sandra 2002
Nero CD Speed

CD Winbench 99 Source: Zdnet

The CD Winbench99 benchmark runs a series of scripted programs from a special CD in the drive and measures the time and data transfer capabilities as a result. Higher numbers mean better performance.

CD Winbench 99 Benchmark Results
Optical Drive Results Ranking
Samsung SW-252B (CD-RW) 1860 kb/s

MSI CR52A-A2 (CD-RW)

2420 kb/s
Plextor PXW4012TA (CD-RW) 2190 kb/s
LG 32-10-40 (CD-RW) 2110 kb/s
MSI CDRW 8340 (CD-RW) 2050 kb/s
Samsung SW-240 (CD-RW) 1910 kb/s
Samsung SW-232 (CD-RW) 1460 kb/s
Samsung SW-224 (CD-RW) 1320 kb/s
Samsung SC-152 (CDROM) 1710 kb/s
Pioneer DVD-500M (DVD ROM) 2440 kb/s
Samsung SW-216 (CD-RW) 1280 kb/s
AOpen 52x32x52x (CD-RW) 2300 kb/s
LG GSA-4082B (DVD-/+RW) 1130 kb/s

The LG GSA-4082B comes in last in the CD Winbench 99 tests, definitely not a good way to start the benchmarks. We expected a bit more from the drive let's see how it fairs in the other benchmarks.

SiSoft Sandra 2002 Source: Sandra

Sandra is designed to test the theoretical power of a complete system and individual components. The numbers taken though are again, purely theoretical and may not represent real world performance.

Sisoft Sandra 2002 Benchmark Results

Optical Drive

LG GSA-4082B

MSI X48

AOpen 52x32x52x Samsung SW-252B MSI CR52A-A2 Plextor W4012TA LG 32x10x40
Disc Type Data Data Data Data Data Data Data
Drive Index 1627 2187 2133 2207 2426 1992 1974
Buffered Read: 779 kb/s 1780 kb/s 1600 kb/s 1582 kb/s 1893 kb/s 2300 kb/s 1627 kb/s
Sequential Read: 2362 kb/s 3005 kb/s 2970 kb/s 3284 kb/s 3408 kb/s 2802 kb/s 2919 kb/s
Random Read: 524 kb/s 961 kb/s 877 kb/s 792 kb/s 952 kb/s 776 kb/s 551 kb/s
Access Time: 761ms 363ms 411 ms 245 ms 194 ms 238 ms 73 ms

Here the LG GSA-4082B performs quite a bit slower than the rest of the drives. The drive Access Time is high, and data transfer is a bit on the low side according to Sandra, but since this is a 32X drive going up against 52X CD readers, it isn't all that surprising.

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Contents of Article: LG GSA-4082B
 Pg 1.  LG GSA-4082B Super Multi DVD Rewriter
 Pg 2.  LG GSA-4082B Software and Details
 Pg 3.  — Benchmarks: CD Winbench99, Sandra
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: CD Speed: Data and Audio
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: CD Speed: CD-R, CD-RW and DVDs
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: Nero DVD-ROM, DVD-RAM, DVD+RW
 Pg 7.  This LG drive has you covered!

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