LG GSA-4166B internal DVD writer / burner is a Super Multi DVD-writer that can reads and writes to DVD-RAM media as well as typical CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+ and DVD- discs (both R and RW), including Dual Layer support. GSA-4166B also has LightScribe support where special LightScribe compatible discs can be flipped over in the drive to burn an image onto the surface of the disc for disc labeling.

LG GSA-4166B

CD Freaks reviewed LG GSA-4166B and concluded that “the LG GSA-4166B makes an excellent choice if you are looking for a drive that supports all available DVD/RAM/CD media available at this time. The drive is a very good reader and an excellent writer and with removal of read speed locks on some media types, support for bitsetting on +RW media and disc error scanning this would truly be a well rounded drive. With all things considered, we can highly recommend the LG GSA-4166B for your next Super Multi drive.” CD Freaks even awarded the GSA-4166B Super Multi-DVD Writer the “Safe Buy Award”.


  • Very good to excellent writing quality on most tested media
  • Supports DVD-R 16x writing with sub 6:00 write times on most tested media
  • Supports CD-R/RW writing at 48x/32x
  • Supports DVD+RW/DVD-RW writing at 8x/6x
  • Support LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling
  • Can write some DVD+R DL media at higher than certified speed
  • Supports Bitsetting for DVD+R/+R DL (sets auto. BookType to DVD-ROM)
  • ‘Two sheep’ writer
  • Supports DAO-RAW writing
  • Supports DVD-RAM at 5x
  • Excellent documentation/Owner’s Manual on CD
  • Full featured software bundle


  • Reads CD-DA/RW only at 40x
  • Firmware locked read speeds on all but DVD-R and CD-R media
  • No support for Bitsetting on DVD+RW media
  • Green LED for both reading and writing
  • Overburn for CD-R not well supported
  • No DVD-R overspeed support
  • No support for disc PI/PIF error scanning

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