At least two of my friends in Seoul have received LG GSA-4120B this week. They are performing some early tests with their newest toys.
There’s one 5x DVD-RAM media in the sample package. GSA-4120B can write to Lite-On DVD+R 8x media at up to 12x speed and this is the only type of media capable of 12x recording one of the two testers found so far.
Lite-On 8x DVD+R: up to 12x
Taiyo Yuden 4x DVD-R: 4x
Ricoh 4x DVD+R: 4x
from a Korean-language report here
I myself didn’t volunteer as a tester as I’ve just moved to new home and got a baby, with no desktop installed to perform even the most basic DVD writing. I have an LG GSA-8120B instead which another friend has sent to me a few weeks ago.
I don’t know how much Ritek will charge for the new 5x DVD-RAM media but it will depend on the scale of demand and supply as usual. US$3 per unit I guess in Q3 2004, at OEM level.
I’ve had some Lite-On DVD+R 8x media, perhaps 30 or 40 discs, bought for the price of common 4x media, isn’t this wonderful?