Summary: It is true that this drive works with rawdump to create ISOs of GCN and Wii games. I've already ripped one of my [legally-bought] games with it. It is a rather old model (made in 2004), but that's not much of a problem. I did have to buy an IDE cord in order to connect it to my motherboard, which cost about $9. I would recommend opening your computer's tower and checking to see if it has an IDE cord already, otherwise you will have to buy one separate.
Summary: If you are looking to backup wii or gamecube games, this is the drive for you. Works quite easily. Just download rawdump and you are all set. Also this drive is quite cheap and definately worth it.
Summary: I bought this drive and it has gave me good service. Working on used desktop computers is a hobby of mine and most of the time I wipe the hard drive clean and reinstall the Operating System, and to make this go smooth and trouble free you need a good drive, that is fast enough to get the job done and this 16x DVD-ROM Drive reads CDs at 52x, and when I am working on a machine that needs the OS reinstalled I just remove the drive thats in the machine and put this drive in...
Summary: I just bought a used Dell computer, and this DVD-ROM was installed - may be original, maybe not. It seems to work just fine but makes a loud whirring noise on spin-up of the disk. A joke... I just wasted half an hour trying to make it write a CD, and then lookup up the details... it is just a reader. Hehe.
Summary: I don't know what the previous review is about - sounds bitter - I have used this drive before and it worked perfectly. Seems like the above reviewer had a defective DVD-ROM. Here is the info from wikipedia: "A DVD drive capable of reading Wii and GC discs Only specific drives are capable of reading Wii and GC discs, obviously in addition to the drive you will also need it installed in a PC with proper drives.
Summary: dont buy this dvd player.it will stop detecting dvd's after a while and lg doesn't seem to give a damn about this error.go online you will see that many lg dvd owners have this problem as well.dont buy!!!
Excerpt: This LG GDR 8163B is the latest DVD-RW drive from LG and as per usual is Brillaint to use. This is dual layer drive....8.5GB potential Burns CDr's at 40x about 2 min 32 secs @600mb on an 80min/ 700meg cdr. Also does CDRW DVD-r are a breese and the drive is very fast and quite. DVD+r little slower but works fine with all mainstream disks. DVD-Ram too but the disks a bit expensive so farfor me to try.
Pros: Brilliant and works with all disks i have used so far
Summary: Hallo. Einbau, Funktion und Bedienung einwandfrei. Alles wie in der Beschreibung zutreffend. Habe bisher mit LG-Laufwerken nur gute Erfahrungen. Schnelle Lieferung und korrekter Preis. Gruß G.Döppe.