Summary: The versatility of this drive, coupled with its fine all-round performance and ease of installation, makes it a brilliant choice for those users looking to add a DVD burner to an old or new system alike. Its CD ripping and DVD+R DL reading and writing capabilities were particularly strong.
Pros: Great CD ripping and dual layer functionality
Conclusion: As a DVD writer, LG's latest product, the GSA-4163B did its job splendidly well. It was able to detect every single piece of media thrown at it. Though conservative write speeds were assigned to a few pieces of DVD media, the drive by design engages the safest writing strategy. On one hand, the drive may appear to be a little fussy with media, but if we were to look at it from a basic media compatibility standpoint, the GSA-4163B was a drive that did not reject a single...
Conclusion: LG GSA-4163B DL Burner - Page 24 Conclusion The GSA-4163B model replaced the existing, very good GSA-4160B burner. The new drive not only rose to the occasion, reaching the maximum writing speeds for the DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW and DVD+R DL formats but also changed the writing strategy for the DVD+R. This results in even lower recording times.
Excerpt: Der Multinorm-Brenner GSA-4163B von LG brennt jedes gängige Format. Ob DVD-Plus oder Minus, ob Double oder Dual Layer: alles wird verarbeitet und solide gebrannt. Auch sonst bot der LG eine überzeugende Vorstellung im Testlabor.