I'm in search of more information on this drive, as I have it in a notebook machine that I bought on 3/11/05. I believe I have the same firmware, as I see a similar version number in the devices -> drivers dialog report on the installation of the drive.
Customer support for the notebook is a little behind in catching up with Sales and Manufacturing, so it seems.
I'm looking for the DVD+R maximum writing speed of the drive. Do you know if it is compatible with 8X DVD+R media?
When I search various on-line resources, I don't find information on this particular OEM drive by LG. I see information on drives with "4020", indicated as 2X capable. I see information for "4040" drives as 4X capable. And I see other "4080" drives that are 8X capable, but not an exact match to the "GCA-4080N". It seems that 4020 means 2x, 4040 means 4x, and 4080 means 8x, but I'm not sure yet.