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5.5 out of 10

LG GSA-2166D

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Overall 8
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Features 10
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LG GSA-2166D USB 2.0 Super-Multi DVD±RW/RAM

CDRLabs
7 September 2008
  • Conclusion: Like many, the performance of first generation LightScribe drives left me wanting more. To implement this new technology, most drive manufacturers had to make some sacrifices in regards to performance. LG's new external "Super-Multi" drive is a step in the right direction. Along with support for LightScribe, the GSA-2166D offers good looks and some of the fastest DVD writing speeds available.
  • Pros: Writes to DVD±R media at 16x, Writes to DVD+RW media at 8x, Writes to DVD-RW media at 6x, Writes to DVD+R DL media at 8x, Writes to DVD-R DL media at 4x, Reads single layer DVD-ROM's at 16x, Reads DVD±R media at 16x, Reads DVD±RW and DVD±R DL media at 8x, Reads and writes DVD-RAM media at 5x, Features 48x CD-R and 32x CD-RW writing speeds, Excellent DAE speeds, Features Super Link buffer underrun protection, Good CD writing quality, Includes software from Nero and Cyb...
  • Cons: Questionable writing quality with some DVD±R and DVD+R DL media, Cannot write to 8x DVD±R media at 16x, Had a hard time reaching its rated speed when reading pressed CD's, Packet writes DVD±RW media at only 4x, Erases DVD-RW media at only 4x, Reads DVD-Videos at only 8x, Cannot set the book type of DVD+RW media, Has a 2048KB buffer, Overburns to only 93:56
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Overall 7
7.3
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Functionality 8
8.0
Appearance 8
8.0
Equipment 6
6.0

Expert Review

CDRinfo
17 May 2006
  • Conclusion: As we mentioned at the beginning of this review, the LG GSA-2166D is the second external, latest release drive from LG, following the LG GSA-5169D. The 5169D had the One Touch recording function which defined it as a unique device. So what does the GSA-2166D have to distinguish it from the 5169D? Being a Super Multi drive, what else would we expect, but LightScribe support.
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chip.com.tr
14 May 2007
Overall 8
8.0

LG GSA-2166D

pcmag.ru
15 January 2007
  • Summary: Базовым продуктом для внешнего устройства класса Super Multi DVD Rewriter выбран накопитель LG GSA-4166B.
  • Pros: Среди прочих характеристик накопителя выделим продолжительный срок службы изделия. Согласно спецификации, наработка на отказ продукта LG составляет 125 тыс. ч при 10%-ной ежедневной загрузке.
  • Cons: Претензии к качеству записи дисков DVD+R DL 8X на максимально возможной скорости не позволяют нам говорить о надлежащей совместимости таких носителей при их чтении накопителями других изготовителей.
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