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Any word on the LG 52x24x52x16x? (4520B)

Postby Phoenix '97 on Mon Dec 22, 2003 6:51 pm

I see this drive in stores around here now but I can't seem to find any reviews for it. Is there anything really new about this drive over the 4480B (48x24x48x16x) other than very slightly quicker CD read and write times?

A friend of mine has the 4480B and I might like to get a 4520B since my cheap DVD-R media reads quite well in that drive. Also, 24x CD-RW writing would be nice to have for my portable player.
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Postby Gabe on Mon Dec 22, 2003 8:25 pm

Hi!

Believe me, there is no much difference in time between the 4480 and 4520 when reading and writing media :)

But LG-drives are good drives, you can´t make a mistake when buying one of this two drives
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Postby Phoenix '97 on Wed Dec 24, 2003 12:24 am

I went out and bought the drive today and I'm a little disappointed with its DVD-R reading capabilities...
For some DVD-R discs it'll read most of the disc just fine but will hang when I tell it to read a certain file, usually at the edge of the disc. If I take the same disc over to my friend's 4480B drive it works just fine. I can post Nero CDSpeed graphs if anyone likes. BTW, this drive doesn't really have any problems reading or writing other media (CD-R, DVD-RW, etc.)

Could this be a firmware issue?
The 4480B has V1.02 while my new 4520B has V1.00 firmware only. Could a new firmware revision, if released, fix this (assuming of course they implement the fix).
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Postby eric93se on Wed Dec 24, 2003 7:11 pm

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Postby Phoenix '97 on Thu Dec 25, 2003 1:24 am

Thanks for the link, I tried the firmware that was posted on the first message on that page but it didn't seem to help much. :-?
Here's a Nero CDSpeed test of a "problematic" DVD-R disc on the 4520B (using the firmware on the page) and on my DVD recorder:

http://dwh1800.homestead.com/files/dvdread.png
http://dwh1800.homestead.com/files/dvdtest2.png
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