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LG GDR-8161B
3.8 out of 10

LG GDR-8161B

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Reviews and Problems with LG GDR-8161B

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Overall 10
10

Most compatible drive I've seen

Anonymous, Newegg
10 July 2004
  • Summary: I've been thru 6 "ATAPI" DVD-ROM drives from the big boy manufacturers in the past few months looking for one that was fully standards compliant. This (supposedly OEM) drive I received has the LG logo on the bezel, which is annoying for my desktop system, but it is really quiet and supports all the...
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Overall 10
10

Newegg does it again!

Anonymous, Newegg
13 June 2004
  • Summary: Being that my DVD Drive went out on my Gateway 300S computer , it was hard to find an exact replacment for my computer. Then I looked here and voila , its the same exact make , model. This was cool because the front bezel of the computer had a special proprietary eject button.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
28 May 2004
  • Summary: I had a Sony and one day it wouldn't read a Dvd that I put into the drive, so I got this and boy let me tell you it not only read it, it reads all kinds of formates
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Overall 6
6.0

LOUD

Anonymous, Newegg
23 March 2004
  • Summary: It works, but it's HELLA LOUD. You won't want to watch a DVD with this drive unless you have 500 watt speakers or your machine is in a different room. I must have got a lemon because others have said it's quiet. go figure.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Pang-Cheng L., Newegg
8 February 2004
  • Summary: I have had this drive for a month. It is quiet and it does read all kinds of DVD's but it could be faster. I do own other drives, like a Sony, Plextor & a Lite-On. I think the Lite-On is a better drive.
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Overall 10
10

corey

Corey D., Newegg
11 December 2003
  • Summary: i got this player a few days ago and it rocks. it's VERY quiet and it plays all dvd formats (even +R which it doesn't specify). also the free power dvd software is comparable to windvd. not many come with free software. i was surprised when my digi camcorder burns play fine (+R..
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Overall 10
10

Great cheap drive...

bruce h., Newegg
5 October 2003
  • Summary: This drive is great as a primary work horse optical drive while saving my more expensive cd/dvd burner for more important tasks. The drawer and parts all seem high quality and comes with all of the parts and software cheaper drives don't. It works like a champ!
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Overall 2
2.0

Not worth it

Anonymous, Newegg
14 July 2003
  • Summary: Purchased this 5 mos. ago and already started working intermitently. Bios detects it 30% of the time. Tried replugging the connectings but doesn't help.
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Overall 4
4.0

Quiet drive, but incompatible with so much media

Anonymous, Newegg
21 June 2003
  • Summary: The LG/Goldstar 8161BB is a very quiet DVD drive that plays pressed/retail DVDs and CDs and actually most CD-R's fine. However, more recently I've expanded my media collection to include CD-RW's, DVD-R's, and DVD-RW's.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
13 May 2003
  • Summary: Great drive for the money. I don't know much about DVD drives, but the LG GDR-8161BB is doing a fine job for me. The drive came with a analog audio cable, 4 screws, and a manual. It has a 256kb. cache and will run in UDMA33 mode.
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