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Hitachi-LG GSA-4166B - Super Multi Drive w/ LightScribe

Postby Ian on Wed Aug 17, 2005 11:32 am

Looks to be the same as the GSA-4167B... just with LightScribe

http://www.hlds.co.jp/e_products/HLDSProductList.jsp

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[DVD-R] :SL 2x,4x CLV,8x ZCLV,12x PCAV,16x CAV
DL 2x, 4x CLV
  [DVD-RW] : 2x, 4x CLV, 6x ZCLV
  [DVD-RAM] : 2x, 3x, 5x CLV (Ver.2.2)
  [DVD+R] :SL 2.4x,4x CLV,8x ZCLV,12x PCAV,16x CAV
DL 2.4x, 4x CLV, 6x ZCLV
  [DVD+RW] : 2.4x, 4x CLV, 8x ZCLV
  [CD-R] : 10x, 16x CLV, 24x ZCLV, 32x, 40x, 48x CAV
  [CD-RW] : 4x, 10x,16x CLV, 24x, 32x ZCLV

Read
[DVD-R/RW/ROM] : 10x/8x/16x Max.
[DVD-RAM(Ver.1.0/2.1)] : 2x, 3x, 5x CLV
   [DVD+R/+RW] : SL - 10x Max. DL - 8x Max. / 8x Max.
  [CD-R/RW/ROM] : 48x Max. / 32x / 48x Max.

Access Time - [DVD-ROM]:145msec
[CD-ROM] :120msec

Buffer Size - 2MB
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Postby TCAS on Wed Aug 17, 2005 11:49 am

Are they produce their own drive or repackage or even out sourcing to another manufacturer? If they do not make his or her own then do you know who is the maker of this drive? Thanks
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Postby ItalianJob on Wed Aug 17, 2005 12:15 pm

My next drive =P~

Will it do PI/PIF scan ?
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Postby jberry on Wed Aug 17, 2005 12:27 pm

I have been VERY happy with my 4163b....my only concern with LG is that they seem to make alot of "middle" drives....ones that span he gap between drives that are supported alot by the company....take the 4120...the 4163b was announced a month later I think and was the better drive....so what do you think will be the better more supported drive...this one or the 4167?
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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Aug 17, 2005 2:09 pm

TCAS wrote:Are they produce their own drive or repackage or even out sourcing to another manufacturer?

they make their own drives.
LG is a maufacturer. the drives are designed jointly by Hitachi and LG, manufactured by LG
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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Aug 17, 2005 2:11 pm

ItalianJob wrote:Will it do PI/PIF scan ?

interesting.
but i think not likely. LG has shown no proclivity towards that sort of thing so far. and most of the drives they make go to OEMs who aren't interested in such things.
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Postby eric93se on Wed Aug 17, 2005 2:38 pm

My LG combo drive does PI/PF scans :) It just depends on the chipset.

Doesn anyone know the Lightscribe burn speed?
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Postby Ian on Wed Aug 17, 2005 3:13 pm

eric93se wrote:Doesn anyone know the Lightscribe burn speed?


Probably 1x.. at least until 2x media is available.. whenever that is. :roll:
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Postby ItalianJob on Wed Aug 17, 2005 3:14 pm

jberry wrote:I have been VERY happy with my 4163b....my only concern with LG is that they seem to make alot of "middle" drives....ones that span he gap between drives that are supported alot by the company....take the 4120...the 4163b was announced a month later I think and was the better drive....so what do you think will be the better more supported drive...this one or the 4167?


The link provided by Ian shows 4165b, 4166b and 4167b drives, with tiny differences in spec :-k

It seems you are right, we must wait and see which will be the real 4163b little brother... :P
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Postby TCAS on Wed Aug 17, 2005 3:50 pm

Thanks dodecahedron.
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Postby ItalianJob on Thu Aug 18, 2005 4:36 am

Some people already own the 4165 that can burn CD-R @48X (and not 40X as the LG site states) and DVD+R DL@6X (on MKM001) according to the last firmware, analyzed by ala42.

So the difference between 4165 and 4167 is not big... :roll: Maybe the electronic chip number, allowing 16X DVD-RAM or a faster DL by firmware upgrade in the future ?
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Postby MadBurner on Thu Aug 18, 2005 4:44 am

I was kind of hoping for 16x DVD-RAM support!!

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Postby ItalianJob on Fri Aug 19, 2005 5:17 am

4167 already available in Asia...

http://forums.hardwarezone.com/showthre ... st15345010

Note : $ = Singapour $ not US $...
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Postby Ian on Fri Aug 19, 2005 7:28 am

Yeah, they came out in Japan a few weeks ago. Has anyone found them in the US yet?
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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Aug 19, 2005 7:46 am

Ian wrote:Looks to be the same as the GSA-4167B... just with LightScribe

looking carefully at the specs there are a few more differences not just the LightScribe.

4167: DVD-R 16x PCAV, no 12x
4166: DVD-R 12x PCAV, 16x CAV
the 4167 no 12x that could be an omission.
16x is CAV not PCAV on the newer (4166) drive? slower!

4167: DVD-RW 6x CLV
4166: DVD-RW 6x ZCLV
again if this is true then the 4166 is the slower drive.

4167: DVD-RAM 3x-5x PCAV
4166: DVD-RAM 5x CLV
don't know which of these will be faster <-- Edit: wrong of course 5x CLV is faster #-o

4167: DVD+R 8x, 12x, 16x PCAV
4166: DVD+R 8x ZCLV, 12x PCAV, 16x CAV
again 4166 slower

4167: CD-R 32x, 40x, 48x ZCLV
4166: CD-R 32x, 40x, 48x CAV
4166 faster!
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Postby Qyngali on Fri Aug 19, 2005 8:30 am

4167: DVD-RW 6x ZCLV
4166: DVD-RW 6x CLV
again if this is true then the 4166 is the slower drive.


So you're saying that the drive that burns at a constant 6x will be slower than the drive that only burns 6x partially?

4167: DVD-RAM 3x-5x PCAV
4166: DVD-RAM 5x CLV
don't know which of these will be faster


See above.

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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Aug 19, 2005 9:26 am

hello Qyngali and welcome to CDRLabs! :D
and with your first post you catch me making typos and errors! #-o LOL

anway, with the DVD-RW specs i mistekenly transposed the figures of the 2 drives, i've fixed it.
and my comment below is correct now.

the DVD-RAM i was ofcourse mistaken.

my point was that it's surprising that the 4166 is in some aspects faster and in other slower than the 4167.

as an aside, all the specs have to be taken with a grain of salt, i've seen more than one typo/incorrect specs on LG's websites before.
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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Aug 19, 2005 9:32 am

in any case i'll wait for 16x DVD-RAM.
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Postby Qyngali on Fri Aug 19, 2005 4:30 pm

Thanks for the welcome. Wow, didn't realize that it was my firstpost here. I guess a belated hello is in order. :)

So... Hello!

With that out of the way, lets get this thread back on track. If I only remembered what it was. Oh nm me, just... carry on. :)

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Postby MacClipper on Sat Aug 27, 2005 4:15 am

ItalianJob wrote:4167 already available in Asia...

http://forums.hardwarezone.com/showthre ... st15345010

Note : $ = Singapour $ not US $...


and yet more new LG burners,

The LG GSA-2166D Ext. LightScribe burner thread

No RRP yet though, enjoy.
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Postby dodecahedron on Sat Aug 27, 2005 7:46 am

very nice looking external drive.
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