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    DVD Burner Roundup Review
    Author: Alan Wong
    Date Posted: November 9th, 2003
    TDK IndiDVD 440N SLRating: SLRating: 6/10
    Memorex Dual-X Dual Format DVD Recorder SLRating: SLRating: 9.5/10
    LG GSA-4040B Super Multi DVD Writer SLRating: SLRating: 8/10
    Bottom Line: Prices of DVD Burners are now dropping dramatically making them more affordable than ever before. We reviewed Dual Format DVD Burners from TDK, Memorex and LG. Although the prices for these burners are similar performance varied significantly. Read on to find out which one out performed the others in our official review.......

    Find the lowest price for this product Memorex Dual-X Dual Format DVD Recorder
    Find the lowest price for this product TDK IndiDVD 440N
    Find the lowest price for this product LG GSA-4040B Super Multi DVD Writer
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    LG GSA-4040B Super Multi DVD Writer

    Manufactured and Provided by: LG Electronics USA

    Price: ~$130

    LG was first established as Goldstar in 1958 in Korea. They are well known for producing Home appliances such as refrigerators, gas dryers, washers, microwaves, and much more.

    The thing that makes the GSA-4040B different from the TDK 440N and the Memorex Dual Format Recorder is that the LG drive can burn and read DVD-RAM. DVD-RAM is supposedly the most convenient way to burn data, since it can be write on and erase quicker can regular DVD+RW/-RW discs. Think of DVD-RAM as a very high capacity floppy disc. The problem with using DVD-RAM is that most DVD-ROMs and players do not support reading them.

      

      

     

    Minimum Requirements

    Microsoft Windows 98, 2000Pro, ME, XP Home or Pro

    Pentium III 700Mhz or higher with IBM PC or Compatible

    128MB or Larger is recommended

    5GB or More Free Space

    5.25" Internal Drive Bay

    DirectX 8.1 or Higher is needed

    DVDR Speed

    4x (Both DVD+R and DVD-R)

    DVDRW Speeds

    2.4x DVD+RW, 2x DVD-RW

    DVD Read Speed

    12x

    CD Write Speed

    24x

    CD ReWrite Speed

    16x

    CD Read Speed

    32x

    Data Buffer

    2 MB

    Readable Formats

    CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM

    Buffer Underrun Protection

    Yes

    Writable Formats

    CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM

    Writing Modes

    Packet, TAO, DAO, SAW, RAW SAO, RAW DAO, RAW SAO 16, RAW SAO 96, RAW DAO 16, RAW DAO 96

    The DVD burning speeds are standard (4x DVD+R/-R, 2.4x DVD+RW, 2x DVD-RW). However, instead of the conventional 16x speed for CD Burning, the LG GSA-4040B can burn CDs at 24x and rewrite CDs at 16x. The 24x CD Burning (as well as the 16x ReWrite speed), the DVD-RAM Burning, as well as the low price tag of $130 makes this seemingly the best choice out of all 3 drives, but well have to wait for the benchmarks to draw that conclusion.

    Package:

    1 4x DVDRW Drive

    4 Screws

    1 Audio Cable

    1 IDE Cable

    1 Quick Guide (on how to install software/drivers)

    1 Owners Manual (Booklet)

    1 PowerDVD DVD Player Software Disc

    1 Burning and Editing Software Disc (Bs Clip, B Recorder, neoDVD, RAM Drivers)



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    1. Introduction
    2. TDK IndiDVD 440N
    3. Memorex Dual-X Dual Format DVD Recorder
    4. LG GSA-4040B Super Multi DVD Writer
    5. Test Set Up
    6. Benchmarking: Nero CD-DVD Speed
    7. Benchmarking: DVDR Burning
    8. Benchmarking: DVDRW and DVD-RAM Burning
    9. Conclusions

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