At this point I expected the flasher to say the firmware update was complete, but it didn’t – it just sat there. At worst, all drives have passed at least the first two levels. The writing times are steady and consistent and appear to be quite good. There is no headphone jack or volume control. Companies like Compaq and IBM release or used to complete floppy disk images, so that you don’t even have to make a boot-floppy. Disc at once and incremental recording.

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There are also fingerprints with height between 65 and 75 micrometers.

The procedure was a simple drag’n drop through Window Explorer afer a quick format of each disc. I downloaded the actual ROM version A from LG and I am now trying to update the firmware, but the update does not start when I press the update button and shows me the following message “Updating was failed. This is an 8. Windows is a very complex software, esp. What is more puzzling is, as was the case with the tests above, that the major problem appears to be in the areas where there dvxram no defects.

The seek times for the pressed disc are a little on the slow side, especially the full seek time which took ms. On the gsa-4081v page we check the C1 and C2 error rates for the same discs.


In any case, at no speed did the drive manage to stay within limits and in fact the maximum values are very high. The drive was born from the joint venture between LG and Hitachi.

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At worst, all drives have passed at least the first two levels. This score is certainly not one of the better hl-dt-et we have seen from a drive and certainly indicates that there is room for improvement here.

What code is in the image? The scary thing is that this was with the drive connected internally.

System Requirements OS Required. The game titles we used for each protection scheme are given in the table below:.

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Disc at once and incremental recording. Then powering back on might cycle the problem out. Most people know of LG as a consumer electronics manufacturer. The last part of my initial reply to this thread still stands.

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Finally, in the retail package you will also find included an internal audio cable, IDE interface cable and mounting screws. They sell their drives targeting all users Reviews Around the Web. Many things can cause the drive not to burn. Hope it works out for you. I will try use a Drive cleaning disc and see if that helps. Min Hard Drive Space.

MC 48x recorded at 24x. Dvcram was achieved at the maximum supported ripping speed. Below, we check the writing speed with actual recording tests through Nero Burning Rom and the B’s Gold 7.


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The problems seemed to manifest themselves in regions on the disc’s surface where there were no defects, and if there is a pattern, it seems to be that the problem is at the end of the layer or layers. The dimensions of the defective areas range from 0. The model came with firmware version vA installed, which was throughout all the tests.