LG Super Multi DVD Writer
Posted 27 February 2007 - 01:59 PM
BUT BEWARE ANYONE WHO'S THINKING OF ONE OF THESE
Although its rated to write at up to 18x it is very rare that you will get anything more than 4x.
Put the writer in the machine and tried it with various discs only 2 of 7 types tried wrote at their rated speed. These were datawrite and verbatim
Got in touch with LG through there support section to query if there was a firmware upgrade or anything and told no to this but also told that the problem could be that this writer has a kind of memory built in with recognition for different types of discs and their related write speeds
The bottom line is if the discs you are using aren't in its memory then it will default to 4x regardless.
Not an expensive mistake (£30) but hopefully others can learn from it
Posted 27 February 2007 - 05:14 PM
Expense is relative, £30 is a lot to me and no doubt many others.
Thanks for your advice.
Just out of curiosity, have you tried returning the writer because it most certainly doesn’t do what it says on the tin.
Just a thought
Posted 27 February 2007 - 08:46 PM
just in case anyones interested this is the reply I got from LGs helpdesk
Thank you for your email Have you changed the brand of disc you are using to burn? The device has an internal memory that holds media codes for various types and brands of discs. If the DVD you are using has a media code that is not in this list it will default to a maximum burn speed of 4x. There are two things that you can try 1. Update the firmware (if you don't have the latest) available from http://gb.lgservice.com or 2. Use a recommended brand of media for the disc type you are using (see owners manual) Best regards, LG Electronics UK Helpdesk
Obviously I haven't changed the type of dis I use as I hadn't used any in it and there isn't any updates and nothing in the owners manual
Posted 28 February 2007 - 06:03 AM
Burns 4x, 6x, 8x, 12x 16,
I only use Ritek Disks
Posted 28 February 2007 - 04:58 PM
The model you have is one of the newest LG models and as such there would not be a firmware update available for it yet. Try using the brands that are recommended in the owner's manual and see if that rectifies the problem. If not, then it is possible the drive is faulty. If you have purchased the drive within 28 days, please contact the retailer for an exchange. Otherwise, call our customer services helpline 0870 607 5544. They will let you know how to get the unit serviced.
This coupled with what Budster says - I reckon I have a faulty drive so as soon as I can get it taken back I will and will let you know what happened
Posted 01 March 2007 - 03:49 AM
Was very disapointed with this drive until the update was installed.
Hope this helps
Posted 01 March 2007 - 04:14 AM
Posted 09 June 2007 - 08:02 AM
I find it Very fast & reliable also , I use Ritek G05's & have a great success rate & good burning speed!
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