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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   C. Sun  
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Benchmarks: CDWinbench 99, Sandra

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


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
Gigabyte GO-W0808A (DVD-/+RW) 2240 kb/s
AOpen 5232 Combo (CD-RW/DVD-ROM)


AOpen DRW8800 (DVD-/+RW) 2150kb/s
LG GSA-4120B (DVD-/+RW) 1130kb/s

Seems like things doesn't start off too well for th LG GSA-4120B DVD writer, mind you DVD drives never attain high marks in this test. Let's see what the other benchmarks say first before we make any judgements.

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-4120B

AOpen DRW8800

AOpen 5232 Combo

LG GSA-4082B


Samsung SW-252B MSI CR52A-A2 Plextor W4012TA
Disc Type Data Data Data Data Data Data Data Data
Drive Index 2650 3056 2574 1627 2187 2207 2426 1992
Buffered Read: 2325 kb/s 2567 kb/s 6000 kb/s 779 kb/s 1780 kb/s 1582 kb/s 1893 kb/s 2300 kb/s
Sequential Read: 3102 kb/s 3258 kb/s 2712 kb/s 2362 kb/s 3005 kb/s 3284 kb/s 3408 kb/s 2802 kb/s
Random Read: 1972 kb/s 2752 kb/s 2336 kb/s 524 kb/s 961 kb/s 792 kb/s 952 kb/s 776 kb/s
Access Time: 756 ms 231ms 220 ms 761ms 363ms 245 ms 194 ms 238 ms

Here in SiSoft Sandra the LG GSA-4120B dual layer DVD burner scores near the middle of the pack, although access time is quite high.

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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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