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LG Launches Sales Of Three New DVD Super Multi Drives

LG Electronics launched sales of several new universal DVD drives: GSA-4165B/GSA-4167B (4x and 6x DVD-RW rewrite and DVD+R DL write speeds, respectively), and external GSA-2164 D. Like all other Super Multi drives, these novelties read from and write to all CD, DVD±R/RW media as well as DVD-RAM (rewritable up to 100,000 times) and DVD DL±R.

The MSRP of GSA-4165B/GSA-4167B is $50. The features are:

  • ATAPI (EIDE)
  • Support DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-R DL (Double Layer 8,5 GB), DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, DVD+R, DVD+R DL (8,5 GB), DVD+RW, CD-ROM, CD-ROM xA, CD-I, Video CD, CD Extra, CD-Text, Photo CD, CD-DA, Super Audio CD, CD-R, CD-RW
  • Max. write:
    • DVD-R: 16x (PCAV)
    • DVD-R DL: 4x (CLV)
    • DVD-RW: 4x/6x (CLV)
    • DVD-RAM: 5x (PCAV)
    • DVD+R: 16x (CAV)
    • DVD+R DL: 4x/6x (ZCLV)
    • DVD+RW: 8x (ZCLV)
    • CD-R: 48x (ZCLV)
    • CD-RW: 32x (ZCLV)
  • Max. read:
    • DVD-ROM: 16x (CAV)
    • CD-ROM, CD-R: 48x (CAV)
    • CD-RW: 40x (CAV)
  • Average seek:
    • CD-ROM: 125 ìñ
    • DVD-ROM: 145
    • DVD-RAM: 165
  • 2MB buffer, overrun protection
  • Max. throughput:
    • Ultra DMA Mode 2: 33.3 MB/s
    • Multiword DMA Mode 2: 16.6 MB/s
    • PIO Mode 4: 16.6 MB/s
  • Horizontal/vertical installation
  • Up to 50dB noise
  • Working temperature: +5..+45C
  • Allowed humidity: 15%..85%
  • MTBF: 100k hours
  • Dimensions: 146x41.3x170mm
  • Weight: 800g




MSRP of GSA-2164D is $120. And its features are:

  • USB2.0
  • Supports DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-R DL (Double Layer 8,5 GB), DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, DVD+R, DVD+R DL (8,5 GB), DVD+RW, CD-ROM, CD-ROM xA, CD-I, Video CD, CD Extra, CD-Text, Photo CD, CD-DA, Super Audio CD, CD-R, CD-RW
  • Max. write:
    • DVD-R: 16x (CAV)
    • DVD-R DL: 4x (CLV)
    • DVD-RW: 6x (ZCLV)
    • DVD-RAM: 5x (CLV)
    • DVD+R: 16x (CAV)
    • DVD+R DL: 8x (ZCLV)
    • DVD+RW: 8x (ZCLV)
    • CD-R: 48x (CAV)
    • CD-RW: 32x (ZCLV)
  • Max. read:
    • DVD-ROM: 16x (CAV)
    • CD-ROM, CD-R: 48x (CAV)
    • CD-RW: 40x (CAV)
  • Average seek:
    • CD-ROM: 120 ìñ
    • DVD-ROM: 140/175
    • DVD-RAM: 250
  • 2MB buffer, overrun protection
  • Max. throughput:
    • CD: 7.2 MB/s
    • DVD: 22.16 MB/s
  • Horizontal/vertical installation
  • Working temperature: +5..+45 C
  • Allowed humidity: 15%..85%
  • MTBF: 100k hours
  • Dimensions: 160x230x50mm
  • Weight: 1.3kg

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