Thousands of angry South Korean customers and netizens have been very recently protesting as to the reduced buffer memory in the 32x and 40x CD writers from LG Electronics.
LG advertized both GCE-8320B and GCE-8400B would have 8MB buffer and that had been what the customers found excellent and true.
Some customers at CDRinfo.co.kr, KBench.com, and other forums reported that there were only 2MB in their LG writers. CDRinfo.co.kr dedicated a column reporting on it and further investigated the issue with a new review to show the performance difference between 2MB LG writers and 8MB LG writers. CDRinfo.co.kr and a few others visited LG Electronics located on Pyungtaek city south of Seoul, Korea. LG admitted that there had been some mistakes.
On May 28, today, LG Electronics announced on its official website that the customers who bought 32x and 40x drives with only 2MB will be given a free exchange with 8MB drives. It would take time to change the production line so the exchange will start on June 5 and end on June 29.
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