LG GSA-4120b - Prefers minus or plus media?

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#1

Hi

I am just considering buying some more media to burn with my LG GSA-4120b - and I am not sure if the drive will prefer minus or plus media - I will be buying reasonably quality cheapish media.

Why I ask, is that I know my previous TWO drives both preferred the plus variety.

Thanks
WDA


#2

GSA4120 is a plus media bias drive. Notice the “DVD+ReWritable” on the tray bezel?


#3

The DVD+RW logo is there just because the drive supports DVD+RW in addition to DVD-RAM and DVD-R/-RW as well as CD-R and CD-RW. What is most important there is Super Multi which comprises all of them.

LG Super Multi DVD writers have no preference at all. Just good at anything.


#4

Thanks for the replies.

Cheers
WDA


#5

i’ve used quite a few -R X4 such as ritek g04, verbatim - R X4, many burns, no problems.


#6

Both +r and -r have worked for me with no problems. Your standalone DVD player may dictate which format that you will buy. Although my Sony manual states that it reads only the -r flavour, it reads both - even with a book value of +r.
I read somewhere that the +r is a superior format as it is less prone to read errors caused by scratches. But that is another forum.


#7

My LG 4120 favours + media for writing at 12x.


#8

For 12x and 16x writing in LG, most widely available media are all Plus, YUDEN000T02, MCC003, MCC004, RICOHJPNR02, and so on.