Who makes this dvd writer? dynex

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#1

i just want to know if anyone has this dvd writer and who makes them? dynex 16x dvd writer…sold at futureshop.ca for 99.99 and bestbuy.ca for 79.99…thanks


#2

I’m pretty sure that is a BTC


#3

Sorry… OT a little… i was wondering wats e OEM for Gigabyte Go-W1616C?
http://english.gigabyte.ru/Peripherals/Products/Products_GO-W1616C.htm


#4

The Dynex drive is an LG 4161, as I sit here and look at one in an open box :slight_smile:


#5

Dynex must have switched suppliers then.
Previous drives were definitely BTC.


#6

If it is an LG4161, stay away. Wait for Future Shop to have the 4163 or 4165 on sale. The 4161 is a stripped down 4160. (no DVDRAM support).


#7

nah just buy the BenQ when it goes back on sale, better drive in my eyes. Love my 1620 that replaced my 4120 LG


#8

Hey guys, I’m new to the forum…and the question I have is does anyone know where I can find a driver for this dvd writer? My hard drive recently died and I just installed a old 40 gb that I borrowed from a friend for temporary use. Problem is… now my dvd writer doesn’t burn dvds. I have wasted a bunch of blank dvds and have had no success. I tried burning a cd yesterday and it worked fine. So I am really confused as to what the problem could as the writer also reads dvd’s fine and allows me to watch them. I asked a friend and he said that windows drivers are generics and that I probably need a authentic driver from the manufacturer…which I have been unable to find after hours and hours of searching. I also don’t remember if a cd came with the writer and I have searched and searched for it and have found nothing. So as of now I am completely lost and the pain of losing my harddrive has doubled because now my writer doesnt work anymore. :frowning:

Thanks in advance guys…


#9

DVD-RAM media is still ridiculously expensive. Right now, +RW media is still just as fast, and often cheaper. If the only lack compared to the 4163 is DVD-RAM support, then the 4161 is not a bad deal for a DVD burning newbie. The big gun isn’t DVD-RAM support, but Lightscribe support. Unless this group of drives can be crosspatched to support Lightscribe, I would suggest buying a Lightscribe-compliant drive instead (such as LG’s GSA-2166D).