CD DAE is actually designed to be an audio ripping program. The results are shown below. While CPU, memory, OS and other variables don’t often make a huge difference, there are some nonetheless. Electronic format aside, the manual is a good example of what we’ve come to expect from LG. With Fuji’s 48x media, the drive started writing at about The score given is an average of the three. For this test I made a copy of a pressed test CD.

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The media types, along with the average time it took the drive to write our 4. Most major software companies have pledged support for the technology. While not nearly as fast as the drive from Sony, it reached a respectable 7. LG’s external DVD writer also supports a feature called “bitsetting. LG’s new gaa did very well in our CD writing tests.

So what are “good” results supposed to look like? Some even slow down to read single layer DVD-Video discs. Exact Audio Copy can tell us a lot about a drive’s capabilities. The drive read our test disc from start to finish, reaching a maximum transfer speed of Here is a screen shot from Nero’s InfoTool. While this doesn’t have any effect on movie playback, there are faster drives out there if you want to backup your movie collection.


Instead of erasing at 32x, the GSAD seemed to erase at only 16x. Take a look below.

More information about text formats. PowerProducer also allows you to set chapters within the video content and add your own custom menus, backgrounds, fonts and titles. The drive read gss and CD-R media at speeds as high as 48x and had some very good seek times.

For this test I used Pure Funk. Verbatim CD-R – 23 minutes.

You can download the latest version of the software from Nero’s website. This helps to squeeze the maximum performance out of the CD. In this case, the technology used is “Super Link.

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The GSAD did surprisingly well here. With an average writing time of 2: Most of the specs below have been taken from LG’s website and the guide ga came with the drive. Nevertheless, the drive was fairly quick when reading DVD’s. Nevertheless, the GSAD performed very well in our tests.


LG GSA-2166D

While a little short on words, there are a few large diagrams showing what to do. All of the files are between 1MB and 25MB in size and no more than 10 directories deep. To get the writing times, a 4. Lastly, here are some results from our DVD-R test media. While not exactly a speedy process, LightScribe is a great alternative to markers and stick on labels. While the diagrams are small, they are clearly labeled and easy to understand.

GSA-2166D Support

Last but not least, it finishes up with a short troubleshooting section and a page full of specifications for the GSAD. Written by Karr Wang, this utility can be used to test the number of C1 and C2 errors on a disc.

It fires off eight different applications using scripts.