Best media for LG GSA4163B



Looking for opinions on most dependable and consistent media for LG GSA4163B; DVD+R. Currently using Memorex with semi consistent results. Sometimes get bad read at end of movies, eventual lockup on stand alone players, burned on R01. Latest type purchased is R02, no problems so far.

System info:
Intel D865GBF, P4 3.0
1gig dual channel DDR400
Burn: LG GSA4163B -Master IDE 0
Read: NEC ND-1300A -Master IDE 1
Seagate Barracuda ST3120026AS -SATA
ATI Radeon 9600
SB Audigy
Licensed AnyDVD
Licensed CloneDVD
All antivirus, antispyware and network disabled during burns, no multi-tasking. Dedicated to read/burn only.


Get good MCC004 and YUDEN000T02.


Also Maxell (MAXELL002) and Ricoh (RICOHJPNR02).


DAXON AZ2 (BenQ) and MCC003 also works well.


Maybe this is a newbie question but how do you know what production it is unless you run Disc identifier on it? can’t exactly bust open a pack and slap it into your laptop in the middle of a store.
I’ve been running the Memorex R01 until last purchase and it changed to R02 which has a better record. Couldn’t tell the dif until I ID’d it.


depends on the brand, with some you can tell by where it’s made, others you might have to buy it to find out.


If you are concerned about possible changes, buy Taiyo Yuden.

Unfortunately, it is usually pricier that way, but at least you should know what you are getting.


Some names: Mitsubishi, Taiyo Yuden, Maxell, Ricoh, Sony… often these manufacturers sell under their own brands but they tend to cost more than OEM disks. To find out what media are made by or using the technologies of these, read threads posted by users in your region, or ask the media resellers by email or phone.