LG GSA4163B Internal DVD-Writer - Black

DVD-RAM/±R/±RW Support - 40x CD Read/40x CD Write/24x CD Rewrite - 16x DVD Read/16x DVD Write/8x DVD Rewrite - Double-layer Media Supported - IDE - 5.25" - 1/2H - MPN: GSA4163BBLACK
Product Details
Description
Introducing GSA-4163B, the latest LG Super Multi Triple format drive. With an incredible 16X max DVD burn speed, and 5X DVD-RAM, you'll never have to worry about compatibility because this drive is compatible with all DVD formats. It supports Double Layer DVD+R(8.5GB) and has CD-R/-RW speeds of 40x24x40. Burn Fast, Burn Right, Burn All with the LG GSA-4163B.
Quick Glance
Type of Drive DVD-Writer
Internal/External Internal
User Reviews
Good drive--while it still works
2 Star Review   By member mxyztplk - Jun 28, 2006   

Strengths: Handles almost every disc I can throw at it, including DVD-RAM; relatively fast; fairly quiet; inexpensive

Weakness: No Mount Rainier support; reliability questionable

I got one of these almost 16 months ago for $66.99 including shipping. I had been looking for a drive that could do DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD-RAM, and Mt. Rainier CD-RW's and DVD+RW's, as I expect to be using them all periodically. I could not tell from the specs on LG's website whether it could do Mount Rainier discs or not, so I contacted them; they said it could. They are WRONG. This drive does not do Mt. Rainier discs at all. That's not such a big deal for me at the moment. I used this drive for the next year or so with no problems at all. If your computer supports it, this drive can let you boot from nearly any bootable disc at all: DVD+RW, DVD-R, CD-R, CD-RW are some discs I have tested with this drive. It burns, as far as I can tell, flawlessly (I have personally burned DVD+R's, DVD+RW's, DVD-R's, CD-R's, and CD-RW's with mine). Some music CD's burned with this drive had glitches and 'dead' tracks which I have attributed to the burning software I was using. For the most part, this has been an excellent drive. HOWEVER, just after the warranty expired (and I had burned maybe 20-30 discs in this time), the drive just DIED. It started with not being able to read certain discs (either CD's or DVD's, I can't remember), and then a few days later, NOTHING. I spoke with LG and they said they would not do anything since the warranty (1 year) had expired. Basically, it is a good unit, save for its lack of Mount Rainier support, BUT it might not last as long as a burner should.

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Good writer
5 Star Review     

Strengths: It's reliable

Weakness: It doesn't burn Verbatim Super AZO CDs and it has some problems reading Super AZO (especially Audio CDs).

All the discs I have burned worked fine in a lot of DVD Players and are reliable now, after some months. Good drive and its price is also good. Not recommended for burning Verbatim Super AZO, It doesn't burn them at all.

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LG GSA-4163B dual layer DVD+- RW writer
5 Star Review   By member hueyman - Dec 19, 2005   

Strengths: Reads and writes all media as advertised. Have not encountered any problems with speed, read/write or bundled software. Also reads dvd-ram which is primary reason for purchasing this product.

Weakness: No headphone jack.

Very good product capable of all functions as advertised. Flawless installation in a Win XP based PC. All bundled software working properly and easy to install....no glitches or sw/hw updates needed. Manufacture website provides excellent support if needed. Excellent value for the price.

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4 Star Review   By member alexkakis - May 25, 2005   

Strengths: is fast

Weakness: lot noise

is fast i burn one movie the quality was good but this model make a lot a noise when star to burnig but for the price a pay no problem i think was good

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5 Star Review   By member bobgo2728 - Mar 9, 2005   

Strengths: This is a great product. I can not find and DL media yet but for the normal DVD burning it works great and fast too.

Weakness: None yet other than the lack of DL media.

This product was a great buy for me since I needed some way to back up my mp3s and other files that were just to big now for CD-Rs. I did not like the price to well but hey I purchased it from a great dealer.

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Product Details
Description
Introducing GSA-4163B, the latest LG Super Multi Triple format drive. With an incredible 16X max DVD burn speed, and 5X DVD-RAM, you'll never have to worry about compatibility because this drive is compatible with all DVD formats. It supports Double Layer DVD+R(8.5GB) and has CD-R/-RW speeds of 40x24x40. Burn Fast, Burn Right, Burn All with the LG GSA-4163B.
Quick Glance
Type of Drive DVD-Writer
Internal/External Internal
Summary
Product Title LG GSA4163B Internal DVD-Writer - Black
Manufacturer LG
Power Score 4.2 | 5 Reviews
Performance
Maximum DVD Rewrite Speed: 8x
Maximum DVD Read Speed: 16x
Maximum CD Read Speed: 40x
Cache Size: 2 MB
Maximum CD Write Speed: 40x
Maximum DVD Write Speed: 16x
Maximum CD Rewrite Speed: 24x
Dimensions
Depth: 7.3 in
Weight: 2 lbs
Height: 1.6 in
Width: 5.8 in
Warranty
Warranty Information: 1 Year
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
User Reviews
Good drive--while it still works
2 Star Review   By member mxyztplk - Jun 28, 2006   

Strengths: Handles almost every disc I can throw at it, including DVD-RAM; relatively fast; fairly quiet; inexpensive

Weakness: No Mount Rainier support; reliability questionable

I got one of these almost 16 months ago for $66.99 including shipping. I had been looking for a drive that could do DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD-RAM, and Mt. Rainier CD-RW's and DVD+RW's, as I expect to be using them all periodically. I could not tell from the specs on LG's website whether it could do Mount Rainier discs or not, so I contacted them; they said it could. They are WRONG. This drive does not do Mt. Rainier discs at all. That's not such a big deal for me at the moment. I used this drive for the next year or so with no problems at all. If your computer supports it, this drive can let you boot from nearly any bootable disc at all: DVD+RW, DVD-R, CD-R, CD-RW are some discs I have tested with this drive. It burns, as far as I can tell, flawlessly (I have personally burned DVD+R's, DVD+RW's, DVD-R's, CD-R's, and CD-RW's with mine). Some music CD's burned with this drive had glitches and 'dead' tracks which I have attributed to the burning software I was using. For the most part, this has been an excellent drive. HOWEVER, just after the warranty expired (and I had burned maybe 20-30 discs in this time), the drive just DIED. It started with not being able to read certain discs (either CD's or DVD's, I can't remember), and then a few days later, NOTHING. I spoke with LG and they said they would not do anything since the warranty (1 year) had expired. Basically, it is a good unit, save for its lack of Mount Rainier support, BUT it might not last as long as a burner should.

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Good writer
5 Star Review     

Strengths: It's reliable

Weakness: It doesn't burn Verbatim Super AZO CDs and it has some problems reading Super AZO (especially Audio CDs).

All the discs I have burned worked fine in a lot of DVD Players and are reliable now, after some months. Good drive and its price is also good. Not recommended for burning Verbatim Super AZO, It doesn't burn them at all.

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LG GSA-4163B dual layer DVD+- RW writer
5 Star Review   By member hueyman - Dec 19, 2005   

Strengths: Reads and writes all media as advertised. Have not encountered any problems with speed, read/write or bundled software. Also reads dvd-ram which is primary reason for purchasing this product.

Weakness: No headphone jack.

Very good product capable of all functions as advertised. Flawless installation in a Win XP based PC. All bundled software working properly and easy to install....no glitches or sw/hw updates needed. Manufacture website provides excellent support if needed. Excellent value for the price.

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4 Star Review   By member alexkakis - May 25, 2005   

Strengths: is fast

Weakness: lot noise

is fast i burn one movie the quality was good but this model make a lot a noise when star to burnig but for the price a pay no problem i think was good

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5 Star Review   By member bobgo2728 - Mar 9, 2005   

Strengths: This is a great product. I can not find and DL media yet but for the normal DVD burning it works great and fast too.

Weakness: None yet other than the lack of DL media.

This product was a great buy for me since I needed some way to back up my mp3s and other files that were just to big now for CD-Rs. I did not like the price to well but hey I purchased it from a great dealer.

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