LG GSA-2166D & GSA-2164D ReviewPosted on 2005-09-16 00:57:20 by LSDsmurf
We have very recently reviewed LG's GSA-4167 Internal Super Multi DVD writer in detail, but the external GSA-2166D and GSA-2164D writers actually sport better specs than it. In addition to having write speeds of 16x DVD+/- R, 8x DVD +/- RW, 6x DVD-RW, 5x DVD-RAM and 4x DVD-R DL, both of these units also support a much faster 8x DVD+R DL write speed. This compares favorably to LG's GSA-4167 that manages DVD+R DL write speeds of 'only' 6x. Though this means a time saving of a couple of minutes in real world use, it should only be of utmost concern for those who can afford the expensive speedy dual layer media. Of course, whether you use it or not, these specs would certainly position the drives in a positive light. A point to take note is that the drive's 8x DVD+R DL speeds are not out of the box (yet) and would require you to update the firmware to facilitate this. This should wrap the performance aspects of both the external drive units. Read on over at HardwareZone to learn more about this external drive.