LG GSA-5169D

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LG Electronics GSA-5169D
Super-Multi External Drive
Benchmarks
August 1, 2006
GSA-5169D Introduction GSA-5169D: A Closer Look GSA-5169D: Installation
GSA-5169D Benchmarks GSA-5169D Specifications GSA-5169D Conclusion


Benchmarks of the GSA-5169D consist of using a test cd and test dvd created by Nero, and using a dual-layer DVD movie to test some "real world" numbers. While a test DVD is nice, I also would like to know how a drive fairs when placing a typical DVD movie into it.

Nero CD Speed Test Results

DigitalDingus used Nero's "Create Disc" utility and made a test cd. After creating the disc, the cd was ran three times to provide a more averaged and possibly more accurate benchmark. The test cd results can be viewed below in the respective table:

LG Electronics GSA-5169D
CD Benchmarks
Nero "Test CD" Section Cycle 1 Cycle 2 Cycle 3
Speed Average 32.10x 32.10x 32.10x
Start 18.36x 18.37x 18.38x
End 42.50x 42.52x 42.53x
Seek Times Random 107ms 108ms 109ms
1/3 117ms 126ms 126ms
Full 186ms 184ms 182ms

Nero DVD Speed Test Results

The DVD tests consisted of using a Nero-created DVD with data on it, and then running it three times to get a consistent result of the Access Times and Transfer Rates. The second part of this test, was to use an actual DVD movie for dual-layer benchmarks, and another DVD for single layer benchmarks.

LG Electronics GSA-5169D
DVD Benchmarks (Part 1)
Nero "Test DVD" Section Cycle 1 Cycle 2 Cycle 3
Speed Average 7.57x 7.57x 7.57x
Start 4.15x 4.16x 4.16x
End 10.13x 10.14x 10.13x
Seek Times Random 124ms 123ms 122ms
1/3 149ms 142ms 143ms
Full 229ms 229ms 239ms
Nero DVD Speed Test Results

LG Electronics GSA-5169D
DVD Benchmarks (Part 2)
Nero DVD Movie Test Section
Movie Used: Legend (Director's Cut)
Cycle 1 Cycle 2 Cycle 3
Speed Average 6.00x 6.00x 6.00x
Start 3.31x 3.30x 3.30x
End 7.72x 7.72x 7.72x
Seek Times Random 113ms 115ms 115ms
1/3 123ms 126ms 125ms
Full 196ms 201ms 199ms
Misc. Info DVD Type CAV CAV CAV
DVD Size 6.81GB 6.81GB 6.81GB
Nero DVD Test Using Legend (Director's Cut)


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