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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.
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Filed under: Optical Drives Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: LG May 27 2004   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Optical Drives > LG GSA-4082B

Benchmarks: Nero DVD-ROM, DVD-RAM, DVD+RW

Nero CD Speed: DVD-ROM Source: Ahead Software

CD Speed can also read DVD-ROM discs showing you maximum transfer speeds, access times and CPU utilization. The DVD data disc has about 3.78GB of data on it and is a retail DVD-ROM disc, not burned on a DVD-/+R disc.

Nero CD Speed: DVD-ROM

Nero CD Speed: DVD-ROM Benchmark Results

Optical Drive

LG GSA-4082B

MSI X48
Disc Type DVD-ROM DVD-ROM
Avg Speed 8.83x 11.29x
Random Seek Time 104ms 95ms
1/3 Seek Time 170ms 103ms
Full Seek Time 183ms 161ms
DAE Quality 10 10
CPU Use: 1x 2% 1%
CPU Use: Max 4% 1%
Disc Recognition Time 6.6s 4.87s
Disc Eject Time 1.85s 5.44s
Disc Load Time 1.32s 0.96s

The MSI X48 is a tad faster than the LG GSA-4082B when it comes to reading DVD-ROMs (again 16X vs the 12X for the LG drive). Performance is still very good, and you will have no problems watching movies or installing data from a DVD.

Nero CD Speed: DVD-RAM, DVD+RW Source: Ahead Software

Nero's CD Speed burn tests are done twice, once with a DVD-RAM rated to 1x-3x burn speed, and a DVD+RW rated to 2.4-4x. Each disc was test with files of about 4.7GB in size. This test is done by simply placing blank recording media into the burner and running CD Speed the software will detect if it is DVD-RAM, DVD-/+R or DVD-/+RW media and run the appropriate tests.

Nero CD Speed: DVD-RAM, DVD+RW


DVD-RAM

DVD+RW

Nero CD Speed: DVD-RAM, DVD+RW Benchmark Results

Optical Drive

LG GSA-4082B

Media DVD-RAM DVD+RW
Media Write Speed: 3x 4x
Avg Speed: 3.01 4x
Start Speed: 3.01 4x
End Speed: 3.01 4x
Type CLV CLV

When it comes to burning DVD media, it's nice to see that the LG GSA-4082B is up to snuff. Unfortunately we were not able to find any 8x DVD-/+R or 4x DVD-RW media in our area to test with. Pickings are still a bit slim.

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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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