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LG GSA-4166B 1.02 review

Postby ItalianJob on Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:42 am

CDFreaks reviews the LG GSA-4166B (last 1.02 firmware)
http://www.cdfreaks.com/article/262

I like CMC Mag impressive burn quality.

"With all things considered", the drive obtains is "safe buy" stamp.
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Postby Bhairav on Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:45 am

Good drive, but no PCAV?
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Postby ItalianJob on Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:49 am

Best drive I know with Panasonic chipset. LG does a great job with the tuning. 4166 is 16X CAV only, PCAV is only for 4167 with Renesas chipset.
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Postby Scour on Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:17 pm

Hello!

A great drive :)

Looks like the FW-programmer from LG beat Benq and Panasonic easily
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Postby Ian on Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:30 pm

Well, it took LG long enough to get it right. Their initial firmwares were horrid.

It would also be interesting to see what the writing quality looks like when tested with something other than a Lite-On.
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Postby Scour on Sun Mar 12, 2006 1:19 am

Ian wrote:It would also be interesting to see what the writing quality looks like when tested with something other than a Lite-On.


Yep, but who test it with a Benq?
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Postby bobmitchell on Sun Mar 12, 2006 2:44 pm

Lots of scans with Benq 1620, 1625 and even the picky 1640 here:

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php ... ost1277077

The GSA-4166B is an excellent drive...

I would have just posted some scans...but don't know exactly how to do here



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Postby dodecahedron on Sun Mar 12, 2006 2:57 pm

bobmitchell wrote:I would have just posted some scans...but don't know exactly how to do here

make a post.
at the bottom of the "post a reply" window, there's a section called "add an atachment". you browse to the file you want to attach, a graphics image in your case, add some text comment and click the "add attachment" button.
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