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LG GSA-4120B Super Multi DVD Rewriter

LG GSA-4120B Super Multi DVD Rewriter - PCSTATS
Abstract: For reading, the LG GSA-4120B can handle DVD's up to 16x, dual layer DVD+R discs at 8x and CD's at 40x speed.
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Filed under: Optical Drives Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: LG Nov 10 2004   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Optical Drives > LG GSA-4120B

Benchmarks: CD Speed: DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, Conclusions

Nero CD Speed: DVD+RW Source: Ahead Software

Nero's CD Speed burn tests a DVD+RW rated to 2.4-4x. The disc was burned 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+RW


DVD+RW

Nero CD Speed: DVD+RW Benchmark Results

Optical Drive

LG GSA-4120B

AOpen DRW8800

Gigabyte GO-W0808A

LG GSA-4082B

Media DVD+RW DVD+RW DVD+RW DVD+RW
Media Write Speed: 4x 4x 4x 4x
Avg Speed: 4.01x 4.30x 4.02x 4x
Start Speed: 4.01x 4.30x 3.96x 4x
End Speed: 4.01x 4.30x 4.05x 4x
Type CLV CLV CLV CLV

DVD+RW speeds are still limited to 4x, and here the LG GSA-4120B performs flawlessly.

Nero CD Speed: DVD-RAM Source: Ahead Software

Nero's CD Speed burn tests a DVD+RW rated to 2.4-4x. The disc was burned 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-RAM

Nero CD Speed: DVD+RW Benchmark Results

Optical Drive

LG GSA-4120B

LG GSA-4082B

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

Our DVD-RAM disc is limited to 3x maximum burn speed, but the drive is capable of reaching higher speeds.

Nero CD Speed: DVD+R DL Source: Ahead Software

Nero's CD Speed burn tests a DVD+R DL rated at 2.4x. The program emulates a burn that would fill the disc with 8.5GB of data. This test is done by simply placing blank recording media into the burner and running CD Speed the software.

Nero CD Speed: DVD+R DL


DVD+RW

Nero CD Speed: DVD+R DL Benchmark Results

Optical Drive

LG GSA-4120B

MSI DRI6-B

Media DVD+R DL DVD+R DL
Media Write Speed: 2.4x 2.4x
Avg Speed: 2.4 2.4
Start Speed: 2.4 2.39
End Speed: 2.41 2.4
Type CLV CLV

The LG GSA-4120B works well, so its good to see it lives up to standard here in the dual layer DVD tests. Start, average and end speeds are exactly as advertised.

A very nice drive!

With the saturation of DVD-ROM drives entering the market, and the relatively low price per disc, recordable DVD drives and media have effectively usurped recordable CD's as the ideal mass storage medium. Think about it, first generation single layer burners can hold up to 4.7GB of data or seven times that of a regular CD-R. Second generation dual layer burners like the LG GSA-4120B can burn 8.5GB of data on one single disc!

Being one of the few drives on the market that can burn every single type of media (CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+R. DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM) the LG GSA-4120B is still very economically priced at just $100 CDN ($77 US)! Because the drive is retail, it comes with the pretty box, necessary documents for novice users, all the cables you'll need and a decent software package which includes Nero Burning ROM and PowerDVD.

Performance of the LG GSA-4120B was very good, the only thing that seemed odd was the high CPU usage when working with DVD media. Access times and burning speeds were as advertised, and we had no problems operating with the different media types. If your current CD-RW is starting to go, or you're in the market for a DVD burner, make sure you check out the second generation dual layer LG GSA-4120B burner! Inexpensive, fast and with the ability to burn 8.5GB of data, how could it be better?

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Contents of Article: LG GSA-4120B
 Pg 1.  LG GSA-4120B Super Multi DVD Rewriter
 Pg 2.  Software and Details
 Pg 3.  Benchmarks: CDWinbench 99, Sandra
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: Nero CD Speed: Data and Audio
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: CD Speed: CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM
 Pg 6.  — Benchmarks: CD Speed: DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, Conclusions

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