GSA-4120B/4160B/4163B: DVD-RAM Media

This time it took 26:51. I guess it’s a disk problem. The disk must have some hardware defects which prevent proper format and full erase. Not good.
:sad:

Burning time for my 3x Panasonic DVD-RAM disc (4.27Gb) is 39.27 mins (average was 1.41x).

It is formatted FAT32, as I was having a problem formatting it as UDF2.0.

I shall try again for UDF2.0 to see if that makes any difference to the burning times.

It won’t make much difference. 16x DVD-RAM is what we need. :slight_smile:

DVD-RAM driver information


                 Software Version

                                            May 26, 2003
                                            BHA_VER.16

Driver Software
meiudf.sys - Ver 3.0.8.0
Format Software(DVDForm) - Ver 4.1.8.0
Write Protect Tool(WPTool) - Ver 1.1.1.0
DVD-RAM Utility(DVDTool) - Ver 1.0.8.0
RAM Assistance Tool(RAMASST) - Ver 1.0.9.0


                 Software Version

                                         October 24, 2003
                                             BHA_VER.02-2

Driver Software
meiudf.sys - Ver 3.0.9.0
Format Software(DVDForm) - Ver 4.1.9.0
Write Protect Tool(WPTool) - Ver 1.1.2.0
RAM Assistance Tool(RAMASST) - Ver 1.0.9.0

On my firmware page, only one of the English-language packages is Oct 24, 2003 version. Other language versions are all May 26, 2003 version.

I added .rar files in addition to .zip and .exe files to make the files all smaller.

http://kenny.storageinfo.co.kr/firmware/lg or http://kenny.storageinfo.co.kr

I am using FUJIFILM, which ids as [Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.LTD [MO1J0005]

I bought it at Best Buy in a five pack for $20.00.

Matsushita is the company of Panasonic brand. US$4 seems reasonable. They’d sell well at that price in Seoul.

Yes, I agree.

I also bought two 25 packs of Sony DVD+RW at $17.99 at COMP USA on Sunday. They were regularly sold at $34.99 each.

That should last me a while.

The id on the Sony is: Sony Recording Media Co. DVD+RW: S11-000
No write descriptors for speed, but the label on the spindle shows 1-4X

S11 hmmm. Haven’t had one myself but Sony 4x DVD+RW should be of good quality. US$18 for 25 of them is great, just as cheap as common 8x DVD+R media.

I’m downloading from an FTP server directly to a DVD-RAM 3x disk formatted in FAT32. GSA-5163D 1394-connected. Quite slow, at about 300-500KB/s. It’s usually 11.5MB/s to HDD.

[QUOTE=Kenshin]DVD-RAM driver information

On my firmware page, only one of the English-language packages is Oct 24, 2003 version. Other language versions are all May 26, 2003 version.

Hello to everbody!

This is my first post. In case you don’t know. You can get the latest DVD-RAM-Driver Update from http://www.bhacorp.com/download/utilities/dvdram.html .

CU
Becker

I just got this drive, loving it so far. I’ll be sure to post some scans. I’m new to DVD-RAM, may I ask what is so good about it?

Windows-friendly. :slight_smile:

DVD-RAM is very rewritable.

Thanks. :slight_smile:

Nice table.

Maker Model
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GMA-4020B, DVDRAM GSA-4040B, DVDRAM GSA-4080B,
DVDRAM GSA-4081B, DVDRAM GSA-4082B, DVDRAM GMA-4080N,
DVDRAM GSA-4163B
IO DATA DVR-ABH2, DVR-iUH2, DVR-iEH2, DVR-ABH4, DVR-UEH4, DVR-ABH4SBK,
DVR-ABH4S, DVR-UEH4S, DVR-ABH8, DVR-UEH8, DVR-ABH8BK,
DVR-UH8CDB
Logitec LDV-R47F, LDR-N21FU2, LDR-N21F, LDR-N21AK, LDR-H443FU2,
LDR-H443U2, LDR-H443SU2, LDR-H443AK, LDR-HA443U2,
LDR-HA883FU2, LDR-HA883U2, LDR-HA883AK, LDR-HA125U2,
LDR-HA125AK, LDR-PN242U2
MATSHITA
(Panasonic) DVD-RAM LF-D521, DVD-RAM SW-9571, DVD-RAM SW-9571A,
DVD-RAM SW-9581, DVD-RAM SW-9581A, DVD-RAM SW-9581N,
DVD-RAM UJ-810, DVD-RAM UJ-811, DVD-RAM UJ-815,
DVD-RAM UJ-815A, DVD-RAM LF-P567, DVD-RAM VDR-M20,
DVD-RAM VDR-M30, DVD-RAM_LF-D621, DVD-RAM_SW-9572,
DVD-RAM_SW-9582, DVD-RAM UJ-820, DVD-RAM UJ-825
BUFFALO
(formerly MELCO) DVRMR-221FB, DVRMR-221IU2, DVRMR-341FB, DVRMR-341IU2,
DVSM-34242FB, DVSM-34242IU2, DVSM-388FB, DVSM-388IU2,
DVSM-D5812FB, DVSM-D5812FB/B, DVSM-D5812IU2
TEAC DV-W22E, DV-W24E, DV-W28E

A lot of drives supporting DVD-RAM.

HL-DT-ST = Hitachi LG (HLDS Storage.)

Matshita = Matsushita Kotobuki = Panasonic.

Not all drives from Matsushita are made by Kotobuki. The drives LF-D521JD and LF-D560JD and all models before were made by Matsushitas AVC Network division. With the newer Models they moved production of the DVD-RAM drives to Kotobuki.
The drives by IODATA are all HLDS made drives (the last Letter before the number states maker of Model, example: DVR-ABH4 is DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD-RAM ATAPI File Bay Hitachi 4x writing speed).
Logitec also just rebages drives made by HLDS or Panasonic. Same is with Buffalo.

Excellent quality :wink:
Made in Japan, check out this thread:
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=113237

:bigsmile:

Is it burn result from LG or Lite-On or both?

Only from my 832S Lite-On. Unfortunately, I don’t have an LG DVDRW drive.My next drive is (hopefully) going to be a Benq 1620, as I don’t really need the -RAM capabilities of the LG 4163B :wink:

Just noticed your signature (again.) What about the notebook burner? :slight_smile:

Ah yes, forgot about that. Time to add it to the sig, I think :stuck_out_tongue: