Accelerate Your Mac! Drive Database - Search Results
Report Date: Thursday, May 26, 2005
Drive Type: All Drive Types
Interface Type: All Interface Types
Mac Model: All Mac Models
Survey Results: (1 reports total, now showing records 1 to 1):
Reviewer's Name: T.J. Godin
Date Submitted: 2/9/2005
Drive Type: DVD+R/RW + DVD-R/RW Drives
Drive Interface: Firewire
Drive Brand: LG
Drive Model Number: GSA-5160D External Super-Multi DVD Rewriter (Write: DVD+R 16x, DVD-R 8x, DVD+RW 4x, DVD-RW 4x, DVD-RAM 5x, CD-R 16x, CD-RW 10x / Read: DVD-R/RW and+R/RW 8x, CD-RW 24x, CD-R/ROM 40x, DVD-ROM 16x, DVD+R Double Layer 8x)
Driver Used: Patchburn 3
Mac Model: PowerBook G4
Mac OS Version: OS X 10.3
Reader Comments: This external Super-Multi DVD Rewriter from LG Electronics has a silver front to complement any Mac PowerBook and features a glossy white case which matches the iMacs. It features both USB 2.0 and Firewire hookups and comes complete with cables. No Mac software is included and while it specifically lists system compatibility specs only for Windows machines - funny enough, it also notes on the box that DVD-Ram is not compatible with Mac computers. So someone at LG must have tried hooking this drive up with a Mac
I'm running the latest version of Mac OS X 10.3.8 and upon booting up the drive could be detected in Roxi Toast and worked flawlessly but, not in iTunes initially. Upon applying Patchburn 3 - iTunes burning worked fine. This drive supports dual-layer burning however, I've yet to pick up some media to test.
This drive is also bootable (from CD) and plays back DVD's fine with no issue. The drive is also quiet and doesn't tend to vibrate too much during burning and disk access unlike some other external drives.
All in all I highly recommend this drive given it is compatible with all 3 DVD formats as well as the fast writing speeds.