I ve been following this thread for some time and I ve decided to go for a LG DVD writer ( contemplating between GSA4163 and GSA-5163D).
I have a DUAL P3-500 MHz with 512M RAM, 40G hard-drive. Will the GSA-4163B work on this machine?? The Graphics card is 16M RAM. This is running a Win2K SP4 ( Planning to install Suse 9.1 soon with dual-boot option).
I also have a P4 2.0 G Laptop with 512M RAM and 64M graphics card with 40G HD, WINXPHOME, SP2. with both USB2.0 and IEEE1394 connections.
If I can get a IEEE1394 PCI card for the PC ,so I can connect both the laptop and the PC to the GSA-5163D.
OTOH, If I put it on the PC, I am worried about the processing power of the CPU ( Recommended P3 800MHZ, with preferred P4 2Ghz CPU and 512M RAM )?
What are the implications of running this drive on the PC apart from the fact that the NERO or INCD software needs that and not the Actual DVD Drive?
Do I need to give any more details of the PC before I get some info from this forum?
Any suggestions are welcome.