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I created about 8GB of random files and directories on my hard drive and then burned them to our test discs with Nero. Developed as a better alternative to markers and stick on labels, LightScribe lets users burn graphics and text onto the tops of specially coated discs. When it came to media compatibility and writing quality, the GSAD gave us some mixed results. That’s why LG is among the rare few companies whose DVD writers are designed for multi format compatibility. You are probably going to get varying results from a full data disc to a single layer movie disc.

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As many of you are well aware, LG is also a major player in the optical storage industry. With an average writing time of 2: From here, the manual jumps into the physical installation of the drive.

Written by Karr Wang, this utility can lg super multi dvd rewriter gsa-2166d used to test the number of Rewruter and C2 errors on a disc. I also put these discs through a “stress test” by reading them back at 16x with the DW After making sure that the drive was recognized correctly in the Device Manager, I was ready to start installing the software.

Each benchmark test has been run three times. While the GSAD has its rough spots, it has a lot of potential.

LG 16x External Super Multi DVD CD Rewriter USB 2.0 Lightscribe GSA 2166d

Since POF errors are uncorrectable, we really don’t want to see any of them at all. Overall, I give the installation a 9 out of a possible In our tests, it reached a maximum speed of only sper when reading both single and dual layer discs.


So what are “good” results supposed to look like? You lg super multi dvd rewriter gsa-2166d download the latest version of the software from Nero’s website.

The GSAD still has its share of logos though. To check the media compatibility of the GSAD, I ran a few tests using some of the media available in my area. However, there were also a number of cases where the writing quality could have been better.

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This new version also adds features like DivX playback, lg super multi dvd rewriter gsa-2166d time stretch and support for CyberLink’s new Eagle Vision technology. For these tests I am using the US version of Transformers: While LightScribe capable drives use the same laser when burning both the data and label, they have to be able to accurately control the laser’s focus and position as well as the spindle speed.

For most people, the rewriteg Set-Up Guide” will be all they’ll need to get the drive up and running. The manual also goes over the functions of the various buttons and connectors located on the front and back of the drive.

Looking at the other scores, you can see that the drive’s seek times were again quite good.

When it came to writing CD’s, LG’s new drive gave us some mixed results. By looking at the KProbe screenshots, you can see that the discs burned by the lg super multi dvd rewriter gsa-2166d had a low number of C1 errors and there were no C2 errors at all.


Nevertheless, the drive was fairly quick when reading DVD’s. It wrote to most of our test media at its rated speeds.

GSA-2166D Support

Interestingly, none of LG’s internal Super Multi drives sport the same set of specifications as these external units. Their new “Super-Multi” drive not only supports all major DVD formats, it sports some pretty impressive specs. Of course, whether you use it or not, these specs would certainly position the drives in a positive light. However, as you can see, there lg super multi dvd rewriter gsa-2166d still room for much improvement.

To get the writing times, a 4. Looking at the bottom, you can see that the GSAD has four rubber strips, or feet, to keep it from sliding around.

External Super Multi DVD Rewriter LG GSAD

On top of that, it was able to rip audio Rewriterr at an impressive 47x. The CD Winbench test is as close as we can get to testing every lg super multi dvd rewriter gsa-2166d usage. Nevertheless, if you do run into trouble, the documentation LG has provided is more than sufficient. This buffer is also backed up by some form of buffer underrun protection. Here is a screen shot from Nero’s InfoTool.