Looking at the other scores, you can see that the drive’s seek times were again quite good. By reading these discs back at this speed, we can see if there are any readability issues caused by the number of errors or high levels of jitter. For our tests I chose to use UDF 2. We have a computer that is used only for testing hardware. We do this so all tests can be compared reliably.

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Until now, there were very few options, unless you wanted to shell out thousands of dollars for a certified test machine.

GSA-2166D Support

They’ve lead the way lg gsa 2166d this area, developing and manufacturing a wide range of products for the OEM and retail markets. While not the most compact or lightweight external drive we’ve tested, the GSAD is very well constructed. While not nearly as fast as the drive from Sony, it reached a respectable 7.

While it doesn’t look like it, the GSAD is really writing at 5x. Most major software companies have pledged support for the technology.

– LG GSAD USB Super-Multi DVD±RW/RAM – Reviews – all-pages

This is an old archive page of HWZ prior to revamp. While this would normally be a winning combination, things like writing quality kept it from getting top marks in our review. At this speed, it took the drive less than 6 minutes to write an entire 4. Looking at the bottom, you can see that the GSAD has four rubber strips, or feet, to keep it from sliding around. While this wasn’t enough to take the lg gsa 2166d spot in our lg gsa 2166d rate tests, its seek times were pretty good.

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For this test I used Pure Funk. Hopefully, LG can address this in a future firmware update. Here is a screen shot from Nero’s InfoTool. The GSAD gave some mixed results in this test. Testing a drive’s DVD writing quality isn’t lg gsa 2166d.

The drive that LG sent us for this review was manufactured in July of and had firmware version 1. This helps to squeeze the maximum performance out of the CD. To get users familiarized with their new drive, it starts out by going over some of the GSAD’s features, package contents and system requirements.

So what are “good” results supposed to look like? In our tests, it reached a vsa speed of only 8x when reading both single lg gsa 2166d dual lg gsa 2166d discs.

This triggers a chemical reaction that produces a color change, allowing the user to print text, artwork or graphics. On top of that, none of the sectors on the disc were unreadable. The manual continues on by going over the basic operation of the drive. Reading recordable media wasn’t a problem for the GSAD lg gsa 2166d. You are probably going to get varying results from a full data disc to a single layer movie disc.


Starting from the left, you can see its USB 2. For DVD writers the performance tests are broken down into four sections: Nevertheless, the drive was fairly quick when lg gsa 2166d DVD’s. The drive read our test disc from start lg gsa 2166d finish, reaching a maximum transfer speed of We use it in our testing because lt can also be used as a quick and easy way to test the quality.

Overall, the performance of LG’s new “Super-Multi” was pretty mixed. You can download the latest version of the software from Nero’s website.

On top of that, it would not erase or packet write at anything faster than 4x. By looking at the screenshot you can see that the drive starts reading at about 3. Overall, I give the installation a 9 out of a possible However, this didn’t keep it lg gsa 2166d reaching amaximum DAE speed of