After LG GSA-4163B, I have now an LG GSA-4167B
This allows to use DVD-RAM, but so far works (well) only on Linux.
On Windows, it does not seem to be any driver support (that I know), I bought an OEM drive and LG web site provides only firmware updates.
DVD-RAM writing is slow, compared to a hard disk.
It is like having a 5GB floppy drive....
I also make the mistake to reformat a couple of my DVD-RAM and they do not work anymore.
I would like to get the proper software to reformat an LG DVD-RAM media.
LG annouced a much faster (X15) DVD-RAM drive, the H10N, that I would love to get, but so far not available.
I am also wondering who can provide the media, I could not even get X5 media, only 2-3X from FUJI.
DVD-RAM is one of the best solution for quick backup, and I hope it will get better support, shortly.
I am also very happy with LG, they replaced quickly under warranty one of my two dvd writers which died.